Already in January they had arrived in East Africa, devastating the crops, and then continuing on to Kenya and Uganda. And now swarms from millions of locusts reach Delhi, in India: after crossing the Pakistan and touched April 11 on Rajasthan, the insects descend to the capital, while yesterday they invaded residential areas in the city of Jaipur.
In cities, where they cannot devour them plantations, the swarms they rage on the tops of the trees and devastate them. Over the weekend the minister at theEnvironment informed that the locusts have already scourged, in addition to Rajasthan, large areas of the Punjab, of theHaryana he was born in Madhya Pradesh. The minister added that the country is fighting insect attacks with the support of theAviation, who authorized the use of drones, for surveillance and for spraying pesticides. According to World bank the invasion of locusts from 2020 it is the most massive of the last 70 years: it has already touched 23 countries in East Africa, the Middle East and Asia and is seriously threatening Indian agriculture.
in the meantime the organization has approved $ 500 million in subsidies is loans low interest to help the countries of East Africa and the Middle East to deal with the locust emergency after I swarm parasites they destroyed large areas of crops. The most affected countries, that is Djibouti, Ethiopia, kenya and Uganda, will immediately receive $ 160 million. Funding is aimed at helping farmers, shepherds and peasant families in obtaining fertilizers and seeds for new crops. The sum will also support the purchase of food for families and livestock. A World Bank official said that in kenya the locusts are eating in one day the same amount of food consumed by the entire nation in two days.
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