A swarm of locusts attacked timber and crops in two villages in Charkhari space of Uttar Pradesh’s Mahoba district on Saturday, officers mentioned.
The swarm arrived in Swasamaaf village on Saturday afternoon however vigilant villagers used drums and different means to create noise to scare away the locusts and knowledgeable the officers, Deputy Director (Agriculture) G Ram mentioned.
The Agriculture Division workforce sprayed chemical compounds on the timber the place the locusts had taken shelter, killing hundreds of them, G Ram mentioned.
Later, the swarm reached Etwa village the place additionally the bugs had been killed in giant numbers, the official mentioned.
He mentioned locusts have been current within the jungles of Mahoba for the previous 5 days and attacking completely different villages every so often.
In accordance with Mr Ram the villagers and farmers have been alerted and agriculture and fireplace division groups are additionally on full alert.