For the past couple of days, locust invasion has become a serious concern for major part of northern India. A risk of loss looms large over country's crop output.
Stepping up efforts to control the spread of the crop-damaging locust swarms, the Union Agriculture Ministry said 15 sprayers will be procured from the UK in a fortnight and plans are afoot to deploy drones and helicopters for the aerial spray of pesticides.
Previously social media went abuzz with people coming up with various ways of trying to keep the locusts at bay, including a DJ system can blasting music to minimize the potential damage by the insects in Uttar Pradesh.
On the flip side, people have come up with another innovative way of minimising the damage. 'When life gives you locusts, fry them' seems to be the rallying call.
With authorities increasingly growing distressed over tackling the situation, netizens took to social media to share old and new videos of locust recipes.
Eating their way into the locust swarm. pic.twitter.com/aC6hOnAHYL
— Radhika (@Radhika74181179) May 28, 2020
Simple solution to destroy locust .. learn locust recipe and start eating it #Locustsattack pic.twitter.com/DxnSQAIdee — Geet (@SGGeet) May 28, 2020
When live gives you locust,make locust fry!https://t.co/ObuijoZ8PU
— दिब्या भट्ट (@Divine_Tweets) May 28, 2020
Locust swarm... No problem.. Recipe is ready... Looking forward for next locust swarm.. @ Ahmedabad, India https://t.co/LoufvonvpV — The Monk Chef (@TheMonkChef) May 28, 2020
Yummy cooking grasshopper with salt recipe - Cooking skillhttps://t.co/RARbQRtw6C
— You may call me V (@Vidyut) May 28, 2020