(Deepshikha Gautam, Intern Journalist) On Sunday morning, locusts party knocked in Kanpur. The party reached Unnao after hovering the city limits for three hours. On Saturday evening, an 8 km locust party was seen in Akbarpur. After that, Kanpur District administrator issued an alert.
According to the wind and weather on Sunday morning, the agriculture officers had said that the grasshopper team should proceed. At 11:30 AM on Sunday, locusts party entered the city limits via the Baghpur area of Shivli. After entering city limits, The party divided into two parts. A team reached Rajarampur in Chaubepur and others reached Taripathakpur village. Locusts roamed in both villages for about three hours. Around 3:00 in the afternoon, the Team crossed the Ganga and reached Unnao. According to District Agriculture Safety Officer, Ashish Kumar Singh, Locusts crews flew off. There is no significant loss due to neither sitting nor stopping on the crop.