• Short Summary

    SUFFICIENT FOOD HAS NEARLY ALWAYS BEEN A PROBLEM IN INDIA. IN ANDHRA STATE, HOWEVER, A?

  • Description

    SUFFICIENT FOOD HAS NEARLY ALWAYS BEEN A PROBLEM IN INDIA. IN ANDHRA STATE, HOWEVER, A NEW IRRIGATION SCHEME IS HELPING FARMERS RAPIDLY EXPAND THEIR CROPS OF RICE --- THE STAPLE FOOD.

    THE COMMISSIONING OF THE NAGARJUASAGAR DAM HAS BROUGHT ANOTHER 650,000 ACRES (260,000 HECTARES) INTO USE. PREVIOUSLY DRY AND ARID, THE LAND IS NOW FLOODED FROM IRRIGATION CHANNELS AND FARMERS ARE HARD AT WORK PLANTING A RICE CROP.

    ACTUALLY, THE RICE IS BEING TRANSPLANTED FROM OTHER FIELDS. THAT SAVES TIME. CHEMICAL FERTILISERS ARE BEING SPREAD TOO TO BOOST THE OUTPUT.

    AND IT'S NOT ONLY THE MEN WHO ARE WORKING IN THE PADDY FIELDS. WOMEN, DRESSED IN COLOURFUL SARIS, AND EVEN CHILDREN, ARE ASSISTING IN THE NEW IRRIGATION AREAS TO SPEED UP THE GROWTH OF FOOD THAT INDIA NEEDS SO BADLY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABX5VQ55CVDYFOKYQVEU108W8L
    Media URN:
    VLVABX5VQ55CVDYFOKYQVEU108W8L
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/09/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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