• Short Summary

    THE TROPICAL ISLAND OF JAVA IN INDONESIA IS ONE OF THE OLDEST AGRICULTURAL AREAS IN SOUTH EAST ASIA.

  • Description

    THE TROPICAL ISLAND OF JAVA IN INDONESIA IS ONE OF THE OLDEST AGRICULTURAL AREAS IN SOUTH EAST ASIA. THE FERTILITY OF THE VOLCANIC LAND HAS ALSO RESULTED IN HIGHEST POPULATION DENSITY IN INDONESIA. THE LAND ABOUNDS IN RICH TROPICAL VEGETATION AND PADDY FIELDS TERRACE ON THE SLOPES OF THE HILLS TOO.

    BUT JAVA, ESPECIALLY THE WEST AND CENTRAL SECTIONS, HAS BEEN GOING THROUGH A PERIOD OF DROUGHT FOR THE PAST FOUR MONTHS, SAID TO BE THE WORST IN LAST 30 YEARS. NORMALLY IT IS THE DRY SEASON, BUT THERE HAS ALWAYS BEEN ENOUGH WATER FOR IRRIGATION.

    THIS YEAR, SCORCHING HEAT HAS BURNED OUT THE PADDY LANDS, DRIED UP WELLS, AND RIVERS. OTHER ISLANDS LIKE SUMATRA AND SOME PORTIONS OF INDONESIAN BORNEO ARE ALSO AFFECTED BY DROUGHT.

    THE FARMERS HAVE BEEN CLEARING THEIR PADDY FIELDS TO PLANT VEGETABLES AND OTHER CROPS THAT DO NOT NEED AS MUCH WATER AS PADDY.

    THOUSANDS OF ACRES AND FAMILIES HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY THE DROUGHT. AND THE GOVERNMENT IS TAKING CARE OF THE PEOPLE IN DROUGHT STRICKEN AREAS BY SUPPLYING THEM FOOD STUFFS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7275Z65Y014QGX017RM065FSW
    Media URN:
    VLVA7275Z65Y014QGX017RM065FSW
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/10/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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