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India to buy drones, specialist equipment to avert new locust attack

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India is buying drones and specialist equipment to monitor the movement of locusts and spray insecticides to ward off a new outbreak that could ravage crops. "Other than ensuring the availability of large quantities of insecticides, we're buying drones and sprayers to beef up our readiness to deal with the attack," one of the sources said. An outbreak in neighbouring Pakistan has raised concerns about the safety of crops.