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Desert locusts are a type of grasshopper. And it is considered to be an extremely dangerous pest that has the potential to threaten global food security. These desert locusts are seen as an extremely dangerous pest because they are migratory nature. They can migrate to faraway places in search of food, and they have the potential to travel thousands of kilometers in swamps. Each swarm will contain billions of locusts and they're voracious feeders, which feed on multiple plants and crops, and they can destroy entire agricultural fields in just hours, few hours. Along with this, the desert locusts also have a higher rate of reproduction, giving them the ability to migrate over large distances and sustain the swamps, as they go from one region to another. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization has leveled the ongoing locust's swaps across Africa, Middle East, and South Asia as the biggest threat to global food security, and it has said that local swarms have the same potential to affect humanity, as the COVID-19 pandemic is currently doing this ongoing local swap, originated in January 2019 in eastern Africa. And it was centered around Eritrea, Sudan, Kenya, and Somalia. From the Locust, swarms migrated to the middle east towards Saudi Arabia.and Yemen and later,  move towards Iraq and Afghanistan. A few months ago they entered Pakistan destroyed cotton and food crops across the Sindh and Punjab province of Pakistan. Earlier this year, these Locus swarms have crossed over into the Thar desert of Rajasthan, and as well as few parts of Gujarat, as well. Experts believe these swamps, have the potential to spread further into Europe, and as well as into Southeast Asia and Southeast Asia. That's the reason why these local swarms are considered to be a threat to global food security because they have the potential to destroy large areas of agricultural crops. The locust swarm that had earlier crossed over from Pakistan, into the Thar desert of Rajasthan, have now crossed over the Thar desert as well. And we are threatening to invade 16 other districts spread across Rajasthan, the onset of summer, in northern India brings favorable rates, and this has facilitated the crossover of the desert to deal with the threat posed by locusts, the Ministry of Agriculture has established the Locust Warning Organization, which is located at Jodhpur The last major locust outbreak that India dealt with was in 1993. And hence, to prevent a recurrence. The locusts warning organization has stepped up its monitoring efforts by carrying by survey in the region. It is also working with local farmers and the state government authorities to scale up the spreading of pesticides and insecticides, by using practice and drones.


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