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Vol. 11, Special Issue 5 (2022)

Attack of locust in COVID-19 pandemic and their impact on farmer’s income and food security

KK Maurya, Rama Kant and Sitanshu
India combat desert locust attack amide covid 19 pandemic. The desert locust is an international transboundary pest which affect agricultural production and livelihood in many countries its migratory nature and capacity for rapid population growth present major challenges for control in particular semi-arid areas. The desert locust has capacity to cause substances damage to agriculture but the circumstances under which they will occurs or unusual. In India the locust attack mainly seen in Rajasthan, Gujrat, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Bihar, Chhattisgarh states and destroy many hector of farm land. The climate change has worsening the locust problem in India which can worsen with temperature soaring in coming season or month. A change in cyclonic invasion and unexpected rainfall leads to locust invasion and breeding. The combined crises of Covid-19 and locust is a big threat and could lead to further disaster such a famine, disease and increase in poverty. The loss of agriculture produce, discontinuing of supply chains, labour losses and in transportation due to lockdown cause disastrous impact on economy.
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How to cite this article:
KK Maurya, Rama Kant and Sitanshu. Attack of locust in COVID-19 pandemic and their impact on farmer’s income and food security. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(5S): 1634-1637.

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