Locust attack in 15 Madhya Pradesh districts; pesticides sprayed through fire tenders

Several districts of western Madhya Pradesh were attacked by desert locusts early on Wednesday. Millions of locusts were seen on trees and in Rana Heda village near Panbihar in Ujjain district reminding the scenes of pre-independence Rajasthan. Insects descended at Ranchera village in Panbihar. The deputy director of Agriculture department Neelam Singh said a team from the department sprayed pesticides through fire tenders for three hours to cover a 12 square km area.

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