New Delhi | Jagran Trending Desk: Amid locusts swarms attack in the country, people are finding innovative techniques to fight back. Parveen Kaswan, an Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer shared a video of this innovation on Twitter. The 15-second clip shows a fan attached to a plastic bottle and a small kettledrum. The latter includes a cardboard in the shape of a fin to allow movement. When the wind blows, the fan starts moving, it creates noise to scare the locusts.

"Modern problem requires modern solution. Local innovation at best for locusts. Brilliant idea. Via @upcoprahul," Kaswan captioned the post on the micro-blogging website.

So far, the video has garnered over 53.9 thousand views and 5,300 likes.

A user wrote, "This kind of eco-friendly technology needs to be scaled up. Amazing Idea."


"This One Really Beats Quite a Few," wrote another user.

Earlier a video of people using loudspeaker in the middle of farm to fight locust invasion had gone viral on Twitter. The 30-second clip by a senior police officer showed a vehicle fitted with loudspeaker in middle of a farm land.


Locusts belongs to the family of grasshoppers. They are usually harmless but cyclones and monsoons can increase their reproduction rate. They cover up to 100 kilometers every day.

The locusts first entered India from Pakistan in April and then moved to Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and UP. According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), they are likely to reach Odisha and Bihar in July.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that government will provide aid to all those who are affected by locust attack.

Posted By: James Kuanal