Gurugram sky turns dark as desert locusts enter city

Swarms of crop-destroying desert locusts have reached the outskirts of Delhi after entering Gurugram this morning. Here is a video shot by a friend of Gurugram city even as villages in the district showed massive clusters of locusts flying in. In fact the Gurugram sky turned dark as crop-destroying desert locusts entered the city.

Thousands of locusts were seen covering the sky near the Cyber Hub area of Gurugram. Similarly, videos from Delhi’s Chhatrapur showed swarms of locusts flying in.

The Haryana government has issued a high alert after locusts entered Rewari and Gurugram districts, with officials saying that all necessary measures have been taken, including deploying tractor-mounted spraying facilities.

Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai called an emergency meeting to discuss the situation following the locust attack in neighbouring Gurugram. The minister also directed the administration to be alert, an official said.