• Short Summary

    FOOD RATIONING IS TO BE INTRODUCED IN THE INDIAN CAPITAL, NEW DELHI, ON DECEMBER THE EIGHT AND FOR THE PAST FEW DAYS THERE HAS BEEN A RUSH IN THE CITY BY PEOPLE STOCKPILING GRAIN.

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    FOOD RATIONING IS TO BE INTRODUCED IN THE INDIAN CAPITAL, NEW DELHI, ON DECEMBER THE EIGHT AND FOR THE PAST FEW DAYS THERE HAS BEEN A RUSH IN THE CITY BY PEOPLE STOCKPILING GRAIN.

    WHEN RATIONING STARTS THE THREE MILLION PEOPLE OF NEW DELHI AND SURROUNDING VILLAGES WILL BE ALLOWED 12 OUNCES OF GRAIN A DAY AND ONE KILOGRAM (2.2 LBS) OF SUGAR A MONTH.

    THE STRINGENT RATIONING MEASURES HAVE BEEN INTRODUCED IN THE FACE OF A THREAT OF FAMINE RESULTING FROM INDIA'S WORST DROUGHT THIS CENTURY. THE FOOD SHORTAGE IS EXPECTED TO AMOUNT TO UP TO EIGHT MILLION TONS.

    UNDER THE RATIONING REGULATIONS THE AUTHORITIES IN NEW DELHI HAVE NOMINATED TWO THOUSAND GRAIN VENDORS AS OFFICIAL DISTRIBUTORS DURING RATIONING. AT PRESENT THERE ARE MORE THAN 12-THOUSAND GRAIN STORES SELLING FOOD GRAIN IN THE CITY.

    THE ANNOUNCEMENT THAT RATIONING WAS TO BE INTRODUCED BROUGHT AN EXPECTED RUSH TO BUY GRAIN. THE CITY'S CHIEF CONTROLLER OF RATIONING HAS ESTIMATED THAT DURING THE PAST FEW DAYS MOST FAMILIES HAVE STOCKPILED ENOUGH GRAIN TO LAST A MONTH, GIVING THE OFFICIAL DISTRIBUTORS ENOUGH TIME TO ADJUST TO THE NEW REGULATIONS.

    MEANWHILE, THE INDIAN GOVERNMENT IS CONSIDERING A SCHEME TO MAKE RATIONING MORE WIDESPREAD. UNDER THE SCHEME ALL TOWNS WITH A POPULATION OF MORE THAN 100-THOUSAND WILL INTRODUCE RATIONING SCHEMES BY JANUARY THE FIRST NEXT YEAR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9W43LM36B3XP2MJ6FI0220A0C
    Media URN:
    VLVA9W43LM36B3XP2MJ6FI0220A0C
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/12/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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