Lucknow spots its first locust swarm in Nirala Nagar, neighbouring areas on alert
Uttar Pradesh's capital Lucknow which was gearing for a locust invasion since the end of June finally spotted its first swarm in Nirala Nagar on Sunday at around 1:15 pm
In June, the agriculture department reported that a swarm was about to reach Kanpur and Kasganj districts with a possibility of it moving to Lucknow due to its green open spaces. However, the change in wind direction is believed to have delayed the invasion.
Locust attack in Niralanagar, video shared by Diya Bachchani s3.amazonaws.com
The swarm was spotted in the area land marked by the IT College around 1:15pm on Sunday. People in the residential areas were caught unaware and this shot up anxiety in kids and adults alike. People in Niralanagar bursted crackers in the area to distract and scare off the swarm which luckily worked and by 1:30pm, majority of the swarm disappeared.
A part of the attach was also spotted in the neighbouring Vikas Nagar and Aliganj areas in the city.
Locust attack in Vikas Nagar. Video shared by Soumen Bhattacharya s3.amazonaws.com