Yairipok: In a rare occurrence, never seen species of Grasshoppers has been found habiting at Taarang Chingol at Yairipok Khoirom in Thoubal District in on Tuesday.
Since the findings of the grasshoppers, farmers of the area are baffled over whether their crops might be ruined by the very grasshoppers.
The first person who claimed to have found the grasshoppers Haobam Meghachandra Singh of Khoirom Makah Leikai and those who went to inspect the grasshoppers told that the newly found grasshoppers is one of kind of species of Grasshoppers that has never seen in the area and even in the state.
He also said that they are worried that their crops might get ruined as the area where the grasshoppers are habiting is about 20 to 30 feet from their paddy fields and farming areas near Taarang Loukol and Selom Loukol.
The present strength of the grasshoppers is expected to be ranging from about 500 to 1000 in population and they are habiting from one place to another of the very area, Meghachandra told.
Meghachandra draws the attention of the experts of the concerned department of the Government of Manipur to find out the details of the one of the species of the grasshoppers and appeals the concern to find out preventive solutions if the grasshoppers are going to affect their crops.