Locusts, which decimate almost all green vegetation including crops and trees, have infested parts of India and Pakistan, bordering China. Photo: Bloomberg

China steps up locust prevention as swarms ravage crops in neighbouring India and Pakistan

  • Beijing has allocated 1.4 billion yuan (US$200 million) for the prevention and control of pests, including locusts and fall armyworms
  • UN experts say China unlikely to suffer major infestation because Himalaya mountains act as ‘natural barrier’ for locusts in India and Pakistan
Topic |   Disease
Locusts, which decimate almost all green vegetation including crops and trees, have infested parts of India and Pakistan, bordering China. Photo: Bloomberg
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