• Short Summary

    THE SPECTRE OF FAMINE HAS RE-APPEARED IN NORTHERN INDIA WHERE DROUGHT CONDITIONS HAVE DECIMATED STOCK AND DRIED UP DWELLS AND UNDERGROUND TANKS.

  • Description

    THE SPECTRE OF FAMINE HAS RE-APPEARED IN NORTHERN INDIA WHERE DROUGHT CONDITIONS HAVE DECIMATED STOCK AND DRIED UP DWELLS AND UNDERGROUND TANKS.CROP FAILURES AND THE SPREAD OF CATTLE DISEASES HAVE HEIGHTENED THE GROWING CRISIS.

    EMERGENCY AID PROGRAMMERS ARE UNDER WAY IN THE STATES OF GUJARAT, RAJASTHAN AND THE PUNJAB, THE WORST HIT AREA.PLIGHT OF THE LAND IS BLAMED ON THE FAILURE OF THE MONSOON RAINS TO ARRIVE ON THE TIME.IN DELHI THE RAINS ARE A MONTH OVERDUE AND WEATHER FORECASTERS SEE NO PROSPECT OF ITS EARLY ARRIVAL.

    RAJASTHAN'S CHIEF MINISTER, MR.MOHANLAL SUKHADIA, SAW LAST WEEK A "TERRIBLE FAMINE" THREATENED.MANY VILLAGES IN HIS STATE HAVE BEEN EVACUATED WITH THE FORMER OCCUPANTS TREKKING SOUTH IN A BID TO SURVIVE.EARLIER THIS MONTH 26 OPPOSITION DEPUTIES BEGAN A THREE-DAY HUNGER STRIKE IN THE WEST BENGAL STATE ASSEMBLY IN PROTESTS "AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT"'S FAILURE TO ANNOUNCE A NEW FOOD POLICY WHEN FACED BY FAMINE CONDITIONS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADVMH7ZSXMC4NO1ZB3LU9J1IQA
    Media URN:
    VLVADVMH7ZSXMC4NO1ZB3LU9J1IQA
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/07/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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