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India might soon battle a trifecta of calamities

The Indian states of West Bengal and Odisha, which have already been ravaged by recent cyclone Amphan and Covid-19, now face a potential invasion of locusts.

The UN issued a warning that armies of locusts swarming across continents from Africa and the Middle East present a "severe risk" to India's agriculture this year.

THE "Cyclone Man of India", Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, who is director-general of the India Meteorological Department (IMD), accurately predicted the arrival of Cyclone Amphan in the Indian states of West Bengal and Odisha. These states could face a trifecta of calamities - even as they are reeling...

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