Telangana moves into high alert due to locust attack risk!
Galatta | Jun 11, 2020, 04:45 pm
The year 2020 has definitely not been a great one so far, on many counts! The deadly COVID-19 Novel Corona Virus has been wreaking havoc across the world and apart from this, there have been a number of natural calamities too, that India has been facing. Recently, it was reported that swarms of locusts are destroying agricutural crop in many states like Rajasthan, Punjab and Chattisgarh! Now, the state of Telangana has moved into high alert, over the risk of locust swarms attacking it next! The Telangana government has sounded a high alert to the districts bordering Maharashtra and Chattisgarh, over possible locust attacks!
The Chief Minister of Telangana - K Chandrasekara Rao (KCR) has ordered the Collectors of 8 districts to constantly monitor the situation and take necessary steps to handle it. There are swarms of locusts at the Azmi village near Ramtek of Maharashtra, which is about 200 kms from Telangana. If unfortunately the swarm moves southwards, it would enter Telangana in no time. The swarm may enter Telangana through Bhadrachalam, Charla, Venkatapuram, Mangampet, Peruru, Vajedu, Chennuru, Vemanapalli, Eturu Nagaram, Dharmabad, Bodhan, Koutala, Jukkal, Narayankhed, Zaheerabad and Banswada areas. KCR has set up a special team headed by Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar to prevent locusts from entering the state. Stay tuned for updates...