Aurangabad, Maharashtra, May 31 : Panic gripped among the farmers after swarms of locusts headed towards Marathwada region through Soygaon border of Khandesh, sources said. According to sources, the pests were sighted on Saturday in Soygaon taluka of Aurangabad district, which borders Khandesh region and is situated around hill areas.
They said that clouds of swarms started attacking on vegetables in these areas which would create hurdles in kharif sowing activities in the coming days. However, the agriculture department would undertake an awareness drive in this regard, they added. (UNI)