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Where do these locusts come from and what is their history?


This question always comes in the mind of all of us that from where do these locusts that cause so much destruction come ? These locusts, which have caused havoc in many states of India, are coming from abroad.

  • These days, these locusts, which caused havoc in many parts of the country, were earlier in Pakistan. With the change in wind and climate, their swarm reached Gujarat. After Gujarat, now their herd has created havoc in Rajasthan too. Apart from this, they have also been seen in parts of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.

  • Most of the locust swarms thrive in the African countries around the Arabian Sea. Due to the high rainfall in African countries, their breeding increases.

  • Along with this, there are many such species of locusts which flourish in India.

  • There are mainly 4 types of locusts - desert locust, migratory locust, Bombay locust and tree locust are found in India. Of these, the desert locust is the most aggressive and damaging.

  • After causing havoc in African countries, they have come to India via Pakistan and their number has also increased while traveling this journey.

  • This time the swarm of these locusts is 20 km long and there are about 500 million locusts in this swarm.

history of locusts

  • Locust attacks are nothing new. If we look at the ancient texts, almost all their attacks have been mentioned. The Bible , the Qur'an, the pyramids of Egypt as well as our ancestors have described the attack by locusts through paintings on the walls.

  • According to statistics, the biggest attack by locusts took place in the year 1993. But talking about the current figures, it is being said that this time the attack is bigger than the 1993 attack.

Somnath Gharami

Dehaat Expert

21 September 2021

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