Committee on Food Security receives briefing on locust attack situation
New Delhi also plans to buy five helicopter-mounted spray systems to curb the fast-spreading swarms by mid-June
Desert locusts have engulfed around 35,000 hectares in India’s seven heartland states
Food minister says spell has occurred after 27 years and authorities have been directed to assess losses
Authorities advise farmers to adopt precautionary measures to protect their crops from crop-eating grasshoppers
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