Authorities have been advising farmers ways to safeguard their crops amid the locust swarm attack.
Farmers are coming up with different ways to safeguard their crops.
To get rid of the migratory pests farmers are coming up with ‘jugaads’ (creative hack) like a racket using drums, utensils and even mobile disc jockeys.
Similarly, a video showing a farmer’s jugaad to keep locusts away is now going massively viral on social media.
Rahul Srivastav, a superintendent of police in Uttar Pradesh’s Jhansi district took to Twitter to share a farmers ‘jugaad’ to keep the crop-damaging insects away.
‘Locust is the mother of invention’, Rahul Srivastav wrote in the caption.
In the short 15-second clip, an ‘airplane‘ mounted on a pole placed in the centre of a field.
The ‘airplane’, created out of moving fan blades, a plastic bottle, a can and a cardboard tail, is seen rotating atop the pole and making a loud noise that would keep the locusts away.
Take a look:
The video has garnered a whopping 27 million views on TikTok alone.