Delhi Locust Attack Advisory: Keep doors closed, beat drums and stay alert
New Delhi : Locusts were seen on Saturday in Gurgaon and nearby areas; taking note of the situation Delhi government has issued advisory to ensure safety of people from the locusts.
Following are the guidelines:
1. Keep doors and windows closed.
2. May cover outdoor plants with a plastic sheet.
3. Swarm usually fly in the day time and rest during the night. Therefore, should not be allowed to rest during night time.
4. Night spray of Malathion or Chloropyriphos is useful. May use PPE kit while spraying for safety.
"The villagers can distract the locusts by way of making high decibel sound through the beating of drum, utensils, playing a high volume of music system/DJs, firing crackers, burning of neem leaves and other similar measures," the advisory said.
A special advisory for pilots has also been issued to ensure safe landings of planes on Delhi airports after locusts were spotted in the nearby areas. A team has been set up to monitor the situation.
"Pilots of all airlines have been warned about the locust has seen near the airport, we have set up a team to monitor in view of the locust," a senior ATC official told ANI.
After the resumption of domestic flight operation, Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport operates around 500 total aircraft in a day.