• Short Summary

    A four-year drought in the north-western India state of Rajasthan has ended.

  • Description

    AUGUST 1982:


    1.
    SV PULL BACK GV Women clearing field
    0.11

    2.
    SV Cart pulled by camel
    0.18


    APRIL 1982:


    3.
    GV PAN Parched field
    0.38


    AUGUST 1982:


    4.
    GV Farmers ploughing and tilling fields (3 shots)
    0.50

    5.
    GVs Villages (2 shots)
    1.02

    6.
    GV PAN Field with grass and trees growing
    1.10

    7.
    GV Carpets laid out being washed in huge puddles
    1.23

    8.
    GV Woman at well
    1.35

    9.
    GV Vultures eating carcass of animal
    1.39




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    NOTE TO EDITORS: THIS STORY HAS COMMENTARY BY BOB WURTH OF ABC NEWS, WHICH MAY BE USED IF PREFERRED.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A four-year drought in the north-western India state of Rajasthan has ended. Heavy rain brought green to large areas of this once-parched state. Some places are still dry, but for the majority of Rajasthanis, the emergency is over. In April, this year, the drought was at its worst. The fields were barren; hardly anything grew. The population of 30 million was reduced to penury; and seven-hundred-thousand peasants were on special government relief programmes. These have been discontinued, and the peasants have returned to the land. It is being ploughed for planting of wheat later this year. Some peasants took advantage of the rain to wash their carpets. These were laid out in huge puddles, and splashed and rubbed with water. And in a field, vultures consuming an animal carcass proved that the cycle of life was once again in motion. Rajasthan, only recently so parched, has begun to resume its role as a food exporting part of India.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9P0M7TBX9H5MTD0XHBYMJE3F9
    Media URN:
    VLVA9P0M7TBX9H5MTD0XHBYMJE3F9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/08/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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