Delhi govt issues advisory in view of probable locust attack

Delhi government has issued advisory in view of the probable locust attack in the national capital.

These locusts are reportedly present in neighbouring States including Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. In the advisory, the city government has asked authorities concerned to spray insecticides and pesticides on standing crops, vegetation, plants, gardens and orchards to prevent a probable attack of locusts in Delhi. 

It has  asked the authorities to organise awareness programmes for public and farmers to prevent the attack of swarm of locusts in the the city. It said, as the swarm of locusts flies in daytime, and rests during the night, it should not be allowed to rest at night.

It asked the authorities to carry out spraying of pesticides chlorpyriphos and malathion as per the need during night.

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