The Food and Agriculture Organization has warned that India may face another invasion of the grasshopper population in July. At the end of last year in East Africa, a growing multitude of grasshoppers came to the Arabian Desert and invaded India through Pakistan in May. At present, the locusts are doing extensive damage in the northern states. The firefighters, surveillance equipment and tractors are being deployed to repel them. Subsequently, tens of thousands of hectares of crops in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra have been damaged by the grasshopper invasion.
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization has warned that a growing second-generation locust swarm in eastern Africa and Iran will invade the Rajasthan desert in June and July. The central government has issued a warning to 16 states including Karnataka, Telangana, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. It has been warned that these are likely to surround the capital Delhi. These locusts travel up to 150 kilometers a day. The UN Food Security Organization predicts that the grasshoppers will spread to the southern districts of Karnataka.