• Short Summary

    AT PROTESTS AGAINST THE RISING PRICE OF GOOD THROUGHOUT INDIA REACHED A NEW PEAK, POLICE YESTERDAY (JULY 30) STAGED A SERIES OF RAIDS IN NEW DELHI, AND UNCOVERED MORE THAN 8 THOUSAND TONS (9 THOUSAND METRIC TONS) OF GRAIN HOARDED IN STORES AND WAREHOUSES DOTTED ABOUT THE CITY.

  • Description

    AT PROTESTS AGAINST THE RISING PRICE OF GOOD THROUGHOUT INDIA REACHED A NEW PEAK, POLICE YESTERDAY (JULY 30) STAGED A SERIES OF RAIDS IN NEW DELHI, AND UNCOVERED MORE THAN 8 THOUSAND TONS (9 THOUSAND METRIC TONS) OF GRAIN HOARDED IN STORES AND WAREHOUSES DOTTED ABOUT THE CITY.

    THE OFFICIAL MOVE FOLLOWED PROTESTS IN A NUMBER OF STATE CAPITALS AND A THREE DAY PROTEST AND HUNGER STRIKE BY MORE THAN ONE THOUSAND MEMBERS OF THE RIGHT WING JANA SANGH PARTY. THE PROTESTS AND DEMONSTRATIONS HAVE CALLED ON THE GOVERNMENT TO TAKE FIRM ACTION AGAINST THE PRICE SPIRAL AND AN ALLEGED SHORTAGE OF FOOD.

    INDIA'S GOVERNMENT HAS DENIED THAT SUCH A SHORTAGE EXISTS, ALTHOUGH THERE HAVE BEEN THREE SUCCESSIVE YEARS OF CROP FAILURE AND THE IMPORTS OF GRAIN HAVE REACHED ALMOST AN ALL-TIME HIGH LEVEL.

    THE LIGHTENING RAIDS ON GODOWNS (STORES) WERE METHODOLOGICAL. OFFICERS CHECKED SUPPLIES AGAINST RECORDS AND WHERE HOARDED GRAIN WAS FOUND, THE WAREHOUSES WERE IMMEDIATELY SEALED.

    HOARDING OF GRAIN AND EFFORTS BY INDIA'S FARMERS TO OBTAIN HIGHER PRICES FOR THEIR PRODUCE, ARE CLAIMED TO HAVE BEEN RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MARKED PRICE RISE OVER RECENT WEEKS.

    AN IMMEDIATE EFFECT OF THE RAIDS WAS TO BRING DOWN THE PRICES OF WHEAT AND OTHER CEREALS ON THE NEW DELHI GRAIN MARKET. THE GOVERNMENT INTENDS TO FOLLOW UP ITS STRIKE AGAINST THE HOARDERS BY OFFICIALLY CONFISCATING THE GRAIN AND PLACING IT ON SALE ON THE LOCAL MARKET.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8FB4OM80GO4Q7JBF83RTEK9U0
    Media URN:
    VLVA8FB4OM80GO4Q7JBF83RTEK9U0
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/07/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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