• Short Summary

    IN CENTRAL JAVA, THE ONCE RICH FARMING AREAS ARE DRYING UP UNDER THE BLISTERING SUN FOLLOWING ONE OF THE DRIEST SEASONS FOR MANY YEARS.

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    IN CENTRAL JAVA, THE ONCE RICH FARMING AREAS ARE DRYING UP UNDER THE BLISTERING SUN FOLLOWING ONE OF THE DRIEST SEASONS FOR MANY YEARS. THE 4,000 PEOPLE LIVING IN THE TOWN OF SOLO ARE FACING HUNGER AND MALNUTRITION.

    DOZENS OF WELLS IN THE AREA ARE RAPIDLY DRYING UP AND THE ONLY SOURCE OF WATER NOW LIES IN A VALLEY THREE MILES AWAY FROM THE TOWN.

    THE HUNGER FACING THE PEOPLE OF CENTRAL JAVA IS THE RESULT OF A SERIES OF TROUBLES WHICH BEGAN AFTER THE ABORTIVE COMMUNIST COUP IN 1965. HUNDREDS OF FARMERS HAVE BEEN ARRESTED FOR QUESTIONING AND A FLOOD IN 1966 WASHED AWAY CROPS AND WEAKENED THE SOIL.

    AT KEBAK KRAMAT, DOCTORS ARE TREATING VILLAGERS FOR THE SORT OF DISEASE THAT FOLLOWS INT EH WAKE OF MALNUTRITION -- ULCERS AND SCABIES.

    INDONESIA'S BAD SEASON IN THE RICE FIELDS HAS CUT CROPS BY 10 PER CENT THIS YEAR. THE COUNTRY IS GETTING RELIEF FROM BURMA AND THE UNITED STATES BUT NEEDS MORE THAN 11,000,000 TONS A YEAR.

    IN AN EFFORT TO MINIMISE THE SHORTAGE THE GOVERNMENT HAS INTRODUCED AN INTENSIVE PROGRAMME TO ENCOURAGE THE PEOPLE TO GROW MORE MAIZE AND POTATOES INFORMATION MINISTER BURHANUDDIN DIAH HAS APPEALED T STUDENTS TO CALL OFF DEMONSTRATIONS AGAINST HIGH RICE PRICES AND INSTEAD GO TO THE COUNTRY TO HELP INCREASE ITS PRODUCTION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3OR76FNMEBQ8RVT3OEC5Y5T60
    Media URN:
    VLVA3OR76FNMEBQ8RVT3OEC5Y5T60
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/11/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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