Watch: Locusts attack in Gurugram
On Friday, the district authorities had warned residents about the possible attack. On the morning of June 27, swarms of locusts attacked several parts of Delhi’s adjoining Gurugram.
Swarms of locusts attacked several parts of Gurugram on Saturday morning. The visuals of the attack are doing the rounds on social media platforms. The attack was anticipated as the authorities had warned residents in advance, asking them to keep their windows shut.
The attacks began on the morning of June 27th in different parts of Gurugram, including sectors located on Gurugram-Dwarka Expressway and Palam Vihar.
#Locust attack in Gurugram today.
The swarms of locust have attacked several parts of Gurugram including Gurugram-Dwarka Expressway and Palam Vihar.
This visual is most likely from the corporate sector of Gurgaon. pic.twitter.com/O6rqkUtHP4
— Amit Bhardwaj (@tweets_amit) June 27, 2020
While Gurugram shares its boundary with the national capital, as per authorities the swarms are unlikely to enter Delhi.
On Friday, district authorities issued warnings against the possible locust attack. According to authorities, the locusts had reached Mahendragarh district of Haryana and were expected to enter Rewari.
“Under the circumstances, Gurugram administration has issued an advisory that people must keep their windows shut and make noise by clanging tin boxes and utensils," the administration had said, warning the Gurugram residents. Due to the noise, the locusts don’t settle in.
The locusts are believed to have a large appetite and are capable of creating mayhem in agricultural lands with crops.
Farmers were asked keep their pumps ready with insecticide spray if need be.