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UN agency expects locusts reaching as far as Bihar, but not south India

These movements will cease as swarms begin to breed and become less mobile, it said. "Swarms are less likely to reach south India" and also to Nepal and Bangladesh, the FAO said

A swarm of locusts are seen over a farm at Fatehgarh Salla village near Beawar.. Photo: PTI
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A swarm of locusts are seen over a farm at Fatehgarh Salla village near Beawar.. Photo: PTI

BS Web TeamAgencies New Delhi
Swarms of locusts are expected to reach as far as Bihar and Odisha in July but thef migratory pests are unlikely to reach south India, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

In the past few days, there have been movements of adult groups of locusts in India, Oman, the UAE, and Uganda. Swarms are forming in the spring breeding areas and migrating east to the Indo-Pakistan border ahead of the monsoon rains, it said. In its latest update, the FAO said locust swarms have moved into northern India.

Spring-bred immature adult groups of locust and swarms that arrived

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First Published: May 28 2020 | 8:29 PM IST

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