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India deploys helicopter, drones to stop fast-spreading locusts


The move comes after swarms invaded Gurugram during the weekend, prompting people to criticise authorities for not quickly containing the outbreak

The move came after swarms invaded Gurugram, a satellite city of the capital New Delhi, during the weekend, prompting people to criticise authorities for not quickly containing the outbreak.

The government has also placed an order for five new helicopter-mounted spray systems from Britain to install in Indian Air Force helicopters, Agriculture & Farmers' Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said.

India, battling its worst desert locust outbreak for decades, pressed into service 12 drones to track the movement of ...


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