Swarm of locusts enters the sugar cane region of India


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A new swarm of desert locusts has entered Uttar Pradesh, India’s largest sugarcane producer, through the capital city of Delhi and the northern state of Haryana, According to the Federal Ministry of Agriculture.

Operations to control grasshoppers are in full swing in the states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Gujarat, Punjab and Maharashtra, the ministry said in a statement Saturday night. Tractors, fire trucks and drones are dedicated to spraying pesticides to kill them, he said.