Skip to comments.Swarms of Millions of Locusts Devastate Crops in India Amid Pandemic-Created Economic Crisis
Posted on 06/04/2020 9:09:46 AM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal
India has been hit by the worst locust storm the country has experienced in nearly 30 years, as the nation grapples with the ongoing coronavirus crisis that has overrun hospitals.
Swarms of millions of desert locusts that stretch up to 4 miles long crossed into the Western state of Rajasthan from Pakistan at the beginning of May and have since entered Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat.
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) believes that the current locust crisis was caused by the strong winds that followed the Cyclone Amphan that hit India and Bangladesh on May 20.
The FAO said that desert locusts are the most destructive of the all locust species because of their speed and their ability to quickly multiply. An adult locust can fly up to 93 miles an hour. The swarms have devastated crops in a country that was already grappling with an economic crisis as a result of the pandemic.
Hard-hit states are carrying out locust control operations that involve using drones to break apart swarms and fire trucks to spray pesticides. Rajasthan has been implementing these measures since May 22 but states across the country have since issued alerts to farmers, advising them to make loud noises and light fires to repel the locust. But the swarms are expected to remain for at least another few weeks.
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This swarm of locusts is literally covering the Middle East and East Africa currently. Not good for people in those regions.
Famine will follow.
Please pray. Maranatha!
Same thing happening here. Different critters.
Correct, this is no laughing matter. It will lead to massive famine.
The people in Africa say, "They[the locus] eat our crops. We eat them." They are referred to as "Desert Shrimp."
Maybe it’s past time for India and Pakistan to quit arresting Christians for proselytizing.
The economic crisis was created by lying politicians and bureaucrats.
Once again both famine and locusts are in the Bible
theyve both been around at least that long
There is nothing new under the sun
John the Baptist ate them and he was Jewish.
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