Insects swept the city at 11:30 local time (2:00 ET), Atul Kapur, founder of the social company that lives in Gurgaon, told CNN. After 15 minutes, thousands of grasshoppers settled on the porch and roof of the house before being swept by strong winds.
The last time Kapur saw a mob in the city was at least 40 years ago, he said. “As children we used to call them” tiddi “and [we] will frighten them out loud, “Kapur, 56, told CNN.
He added that staff would be mobilized to help guide residents and villagers on how to disperse locusts – perhaps by lighting crackers, “making high decibel sounds through drum beatings. [or] utensil, playing high volume music on a music system, “the adviser wrote.
Look for food
This happened weeks after the waves of desert grasshoppers – millions strong and stretching up to 7 kilometers (4 miles) long – crossed into the state of Rajasthan in western India from neighboring Pakistan in early May. The herd has since pushed to five different states to find food.