Tuesday, July 14, 2020
News

People clang utensils to drive away locusts in Kathmandu

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

Kathmandu | July 1, 2020 7:41:47 AM IST
Swarms of locust reached Nepal on Tuesday and people came up to their rooftops and clanged utensils to scare the locusts away.

Locals of Balajutar resorted to the clanging of utensils and tin cans to bursting firecrackers in a bid to chase them away.

"While we were trying hard to get rid of the locusts, it was also fun to clatter utensils," Devika Ghimire, a resident of Kathmandu, told ANI.

As it is after about 6 decades the locusts entered the Himalayan Nation, for many people it was the first encounter with locusts.

"I have usually seen maggots in fruits or vegetables. This was the first time that I saw locust attack," Raju Ghimire, another denizen, said.

Last week, Nepal reported the first spotting of locusts in some districts bordering India.

"There was nothing to be scared in particular with the insect as we knew about a possible attack. It looked like a grasshopper in size but a bit bigger," said Devika.

A working committee formed by the Government of Nepal to study the movement of the locusts has claimed that the swarm entered the capital from the southern direction of Kathmandu. The committee has estimated the number of locusts to be over a thousand.

Seeing the destruction of crops, various local bodies and organizations have started announcing bounty for the locusts. (ANI)

 
  LATEST COMMENTS (0)
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
 
 
MORE WORLD NEWS
China denies burial to its soldiers kill...
Global COVID-19 count exceeds 13 million...
As coronavirus cases rise, California sa...
Fire breaks out at LNG plant in Iran...
Over 6,50,000 Indians evacuated from abr...
US budget deficit hits record high of $8...
More...
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
1,001 new COVID-19 cases reported in Ass...
Samsung launches SpaceMax Family Hub ref...
COVID-19: Delhi HC suspends functioning ...
Adhir Ranjan requests PM Modi to interve...
Pakistanis sing 'Vande Mataram' alongsid...
SC moved for CBI probe into BHEL woman o...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
'Andaman and Nicobar Islands can be... 
Senior Cong leaders reach out to Pi... 
Singapore enters technical recessio... 
Streets in Kalaburagi remain desert... 
33 more COVID-19 cases in Nagaland... 
We are giving second chance to Sach... 
COVID-19: Considering meditation an... 
India's coronavirus tally will cros...