Delhi issues advisory ahead of locust attack
New Delhi : The Delhi government on Thursday issued an advisory on preventive measures ahead of the probable locust attack.
The government has called it as organising awareness programmes for general public and farmers to control the locust attack in coming days.
It said that since the swarms usually fly during the day and rest at night, they should not be allowed to rest.
“Concerned authorities may carry out spraying of insecticide/pesticide as per need during the night,” the advisory by the Development Commissioner of Delhi said.
Delhi labour minister Gopal Rai also held a meeting at his residence to discuss the preparedness over locust threat, reports ANI.
The locust swarms which first attacked Rajasthan have now spread to four other states - Punjab, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh.