• Short Summary

    INDIAN PRIME MINISTER MRS. INDIRA GANDHI YESTERDAY (MONDAY) DISTRIBUTED LAND GRANTS TO LANDLESS LABOURERS IN?

  • Description

    INDIAN PRIME MINISTER MRS. INDIRA GANDHI YESTERDAY (MONDAY) DISTRIBUTED LAND GRANTS TO LANDLESS LABOURERS IN PARDI, IN THE GUJARAT STATE OF INDIA. MRS. GANDHI GAVE 8,000 ACRES TO THE LANDLESS MEN, TO COINCIDE WITH CELEBRATIONS OF THE BIRTH OF STATESMAN MAHATMA GANDHI.

    THE CHIEF MINISTER OF GUJARAT STATE, MR. HITENDRABHAI DESAI, WELCOMED MRS. GANDHI TO PARDI.

    ANOTHER SPEECH OF WELCOME WAS MADE BY MRS. KUMUDBEN DESAI, WIFE OF THE LATE MR. ISHWARLAL DESAI, ORIGINATOR OF THE LAND-DISTRIBUTION SCHEME.

    MRS. GANDHI PRESENTED THE LAND ORDERS TO SEPARATE TRIBESMEN, AND ALSO GAVE A WOODEN CASKET CONTAINING MORE GRANTS FOR LATER DISTRIBUTION TO MRS. DESAI.

    THE "PARDI MOVEMENT", AS THE SCHEME IS CALLED, IS SEEN AS AN ENLIGHTENED MEANS OF LAND DISTRIBUTION AS WELL AS A SENSIBLE WAY OF UTILISING LAND IN THE DISTRICT. MUCH OF THE LOCAL ACRE AGE HAS BEEN UNDER GRASS, BUT NOW THE TRIBESMEN WILL BE ABLE TO CULTIVATE THEIR ALLOCATIONS AND USE TO FOR PLANTING RICE PADDY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACWV4UGSE6TEYR1A5Q9KFNTFV6
    Media URN:
    VLVACWV4UGSE6TEYR1A5Q9KFNTFV6
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/10/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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