• Short Summary

    INDIA'S FOOD SHORTAGE... AN ESTIMATED 3 MILLION WORKERS WENT ON A ONE-DAY STRIKE IN MAHTRASHTRA?

  • Description

    1.
    GV MARCHERS HOLDING BANNER "DELHI TRADE UNIONS ACTION COMMITTEE"
    0.05

    2.
    SV DITTO
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    3.
    CU MARCHERS SHOUTING SLOGANS, WAVING ARMS
    0.18

    4.
    GV & RV MARCHERS
    0.28

    5.
    GV ENTRANCE TO MR. SHASTRI'S HOUSE
    0.30

    6.
    CU "MR. SHASTRI" NAMEPLATE
    0.33

    7.
    GVS & CU GUARD OUTSIDE (3 SHOTS)
    0.42

    8.
    GV & SV MARCHERS ARRIVE (2 SHOTS)
    0.51

    9.
    GV DITTO TROOPS IN THE F/G
    0.54

    10.
    CU PLACARD "ARREST THE HOARDER" PAN TO MARCHERS
    1.01

    11.
    SCU DITTO
    1.04

    12.
    GV MASS DEMONSTRATION
    1.07

    13.
    CU PAN LEADER THE DEMONSTRATION PAN TO DEMONSTRATORS
    1.12

    14.
    GV PAN DEMONSTRATION
    1.19



    Initials JM/V/MGT/JM JM/V/MGT/OS



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: INDIA'S FOOD SHORTAGE... AN ESTIMATED 3 MILLION WORKERS WENT ON A ONE-DAY STRIKE IN MAHTRASHTRA STATE YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY), IN PROTEST AGAINST THE CURRENT ACUTE SHORTAGE OF FOOD AND SHARPLY RISING PRICES. THE STRIKE BROUGHT THE ENTIRE STATE TO A STANDSTILL. IN BOMBAY ALONE, 85 PER CENT OF ALL BUSINESSES WERE CLOSED, BUSES AND TAXIS KEPT OFF THE STREETS AND ALL ACTIVITY IN THE HARBOUR WAS BROUGHT TO A STANDSTILL.

    IN NEW DELHI, AN ESTIMATED 15,000 TRADE UNIONISTS, DEMONSTRATED AND LATER MARCHED TOWARDS THE PRIME MINSTERS HOUSE. THEY WERE PREVENTED FROM REACHING IT BY A STRONG FORCE OF POLICE, BUT THERE WERE NO VIOLENT INCIDENTS.

    LAST SATURDAY (AUGUST 8TH, PRIME MINISTER SHASTRI DESCRIBED THE FOOD POSITION IN SOME INDIAN STATES AS "RATHER ACUTE", AND ANNOUNCED THAT PRICES OF GRAIN AND OTHER NECESSITIES WOULD BE FIXED. AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER WERE NORMALLY LEAN MONTHS, AND STATES MUST HELP EACH OTHER, HE SAID. STEPS WERE BEING TAKEN TO FIX PRICES THROUGH A PERMANENT COMMISSION, AND BY SETTING UP A NATIONAL FOOD GRAIN CORPORATION TO COMPETE WITH PRIVATE TRADERS AND BUILD UP STOCKS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9ZOZ75TM3LH0JAW76LE268ETU
    Media URN:
    VLVA9ZOZ75TM3LH0JAW76LE268ETU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/08/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:06:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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