• Short Summary

    THE INDIAN PRIME MINISTER, MRS. INDIRA GANDHI IS MAKING AN ON THE SPOT STUDY OF?

  • Description

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    TOP VIEW WOMAN CARRYING WOOD.
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    2.
    SV CATTLE LOOKING FOR GRAZING.
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    3.
    GV PAN PARCHED EARTH, PAN UP TO DRIED TREE.
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    GV BRIDGE.
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    GV RESERVOIR DRYING UP.
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    CU&SV PAN UP TO WATER POTS AND WOMEN WAITING.
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    SV WOMEN TAKING WATER FROM TAP.
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    GV CROWD.
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    SV MRS. GANDHI LOOKING THROUGH BINOCULARS.
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    10.
    SV MEN AT WORK SILTING (2 SHOTS).
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    11.
    GV PAN OVER WORK AREA.
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    Initials GEP/V/JH/GJB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE INDIAN PRIME MINISTER, MRS. INDIRA GANDHI IS MAKING AN ON THE SPOT STUDY OF CONDITIONS IN THE STATE OF TAMILNADU (FORMERLY MADRAS) WHICH IS SUFFERING FROM ONE OF THE WORST DROUGHTS EVER RECORDED IN THE AREA. DURING HER 175 MILE (280 KM) TOUR ON THURSDAY (17 APRIL) SHE VISITED RESERVOIRS WHICH HAVE DRIED UP COMPLETELY.

    AT MADURANTAKAM RESERVOIR MRS. GANDHI TOLD A CROWDED MEETING THAT THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT WOULD PROVIDE AS MUCH AID AS POSSIBLE TO THE RAVAGED AREA. THE STATE GOVERNMENT HAS REQUESTED ABOUT GBP23 MILLION STERLING, AND 300,000 TONS OF RICE IN AID.

    MRS. GANDHI ALSO SAW THE TWO THOUSAND LABOURERS AT WORK DESILTING THE RESERVOIR AND RAISING ITS BANKS TO INCREASE ITS STORING CAPACITY. THE WORK IS INTENDED TO PROVIDE EMPLOYMENT FOR SOME OF THE AGRICULTURAL LABOURERS THROWN OUT OF WORK BY THE DROUGHT. OVER A MILLION WORKERS ARE UNEMPLOYED IN THE STATE BECAUSE THERE HAS BEEN NO WATER FOR CROPS. IN THE TOWNS AND VILLAGES WATER IS RATIONED.

    TAMILNADU NORMALLY DEPENDS FOR WATER IN THE SUMMER MONTHS THAT HAS BEEN STORED IN RESERVOIRS DURING THE MONSOON. THIS YEAR RAINFALL HAS BEEN MINIMAL IN THE SOUTHERN INDIAN STATES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8EQ7Q23JDU8PVFYD2NKEBLO9P
    Media URN:
    VLVA8EQ7Q23JDU8PVFYD2NKEBLO9P
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/04/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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