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Uttar Pradesh Government Issues Alert For Possible Locust Attacks In Western Part Of State

The Uttar Pradesh Agriculture Department has issued an advisory raising an alarm regarding the possibility of locust attacks in the western part of the state

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The Uttar Pradesh government has issued a warning of a possible locust attack that could be harmful to the agricultural sector in the state. The state's Agriculture Department has issued an advisory raising an alarm regarding possible locust attacks in the western part of the state citing examples of earlier attacks in other states.

"In view of the locust menace in neighbouring Rajasthan, Haryana and Punjab it is important to keep a close watch on them so that their attacks could be controlled," the Agriculture Department said in the advisory.

The Agriculture Department has detailed the steps involved in controlling this menace and suggested the use of fire brigade if the need arises. The Agriculture Department has suggested that special care should be taken in tackling locust menace in the districts of western Uttar Pradesh — Saharanpur, Muzaffarnagar, Shamli, Meerut, Baghpat, Hapur, Mathura, Agra, Ghaziabad and Aligarh.

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