Temperatures in the Thar desert, Rajasthan crossed 50 degrees yesterday. India is currently the hottest place in the world, Rajasthan features thrice in the same list .
If that was difficult to breathe through, the neighbourhood of the Sarangiya Langa folk musician communities is also under attack by an army of locusts, said to be 2 km wide and 2km long, a crore locusts in the swarm according to farmers, they call them the 'tiddi dal', army of locusts. The locusts have been devouring fields with standing kharif crop through the night. Farmers have been awake since May 23rd trying to save what’s left, and yesterday there was another attack. A swarm of locusts spread across an area of one square kilometre can eat as much food as 35,000 people in one day. They have already caused severe damage, adding to the covid-19 lockdown obstacles .
We have received no help by way of an EMERGENCY relief fund over the last 2 months, there has been no intervention to alleviate the horrendous effects of the heatwave and locust swarm attack. Rural journalism is dead. Over the coming days we will get into the minutae of details. We bank on channels such as these to spread the word ahead, the Central Govt. Of India is dead. Enable us further by spreading the word and contributing, link in bio.
I want to thank these SIX women for stepping onto our frontline, Gayatri Kodikal, Flavia, Lucie, Pitchaya, Krista and Priyanka Kodikal. Deep gratitude to you.
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