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Along with Covid-19 pandemic and cyclone Amphan, here's how locust swarms can devastate India's food grain reserves

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An invasion by swarms of desert locusts has devastated crops in India's heartland, threatening an already vulnerable region that is struggling with the economic cost of coronavirus lockdown. The situation has been particularly grim in central India's Rajasthan, where millions of locusts have been attacking crops since April. The insects are now appearing in locations where they had not been previously sighted, nibbling their way across large swathes of farmlands in Punjab, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat states, too. (Text: AP)

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