After COVID-19, India’s next challenge could be mega-sized locust attack this summer -Atul Aneja

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published Published on Apr 25, 2020   modified Modified on Apr 25, 2020

-The Hindu

It has the potential to cause a food security issue, say officials

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, India’s response to natural disasters is expected to be tested again this summer when a giant locust storm from the Horn of Africa is expected to attack farmlands in South Asia.

Official sources told The Hindu that the government was preparing for a “two-front war”— one, which was ongoing against the COVID-19 infections and another to ensure food security — in anticipation of the locust attack on farms.

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The Hindu, 25 April, 2020,

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