• Short Summary

    DESPITE SOME OPPOSITION, THE SHAH OF IRAN (PERSIA) IS CONTINUING HIS POLICY OF LAND REFORM BY REDISTRIBUTING LARGE AREAS OF LAND TO PEASANT FARMERS.

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    DESPITE SOME OPPOSITION, THE SHAH OF IRAN (PERSIA) IS CONTINUING HIS POLICY OF LAND REFORM BY REDISTRIBUTING LARGE AREAS OF LAND TO PEASANT FARMERS.

    ON MONDAY, THE SHAH FLEW TO THE ANCIENT CITY OF ISFAHAN -- ONCE THE CAPITAL OF IRAN -- TO HAND OVER LAND DEEDS TO HUNDREDS OF FARMERS WHO ARE TO RECEIVE BLOCKS FROM THE PROPERTIES OF THE BIG LANDOWNERS.

    THE SHAH WAS GREETED AT THE AIRPORT BY THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL, THE MAYOR AND MILITARY COMMANDER.HE WAS THEN DRIVEN UNDER TRIUMPHAL ARCHES ERECTED IN HIS HONOUR, AND ALONG STRETCHES OF THE ROAD COVERED WITH FLOWERS.

    LAND IS BEING REDISTRIBUTED UNDER THE LAND REFORM LAWS WHICH WERE OVERWHELMINGLY APPROVED IN A NATIONAL REFERENDUM IN JANUARY, 1963.FOR MANY SMALL FARMERS, WHO HAVE BARELY EARNED AN EXISTENCE FROM THE LAND IN THE PAST, THE REFORM GIVES THEM THEIR FIRST REAL HOPE OF IMPROVING LIVING STANDARDS.

    IN HIS SPEECH AT ISFAHAN, THE SHAH SAID IT WAS HIS GOVERNMENT'S INTENTION THAT EACH FARMING FAMILY SHOULD POSSESS SUFFICIENT LAND WITHIN A PERIOD OF THIRTY YEARS, TO BE ABLE TO LEAD A PROSPEROUS AND HAPPY LIFE.

    THOSE FARMERS WHO DO NOT WISH TO CONTINUE WORK ON THE LAND, WILL BE ALLOWED TO SELL THEIR ESTATES TO OTHERS, AND JOIN THE INDUSTRIES IN THE TOWNS AND CITIES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA39FBQ0HCRWEU22S87V07JHL7F
    Media URN:
    VLVA39FBQ0HCRWEU22S87V07JHL7F
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/03/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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