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    THERE IS A SHORTAGE OF RICE IN ASIA - STAPLE FOOD OF THE PEOPLE. IN?

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    QUEUE OUTSIDE DJAKARTA STORE; PEOPLE BUYING RICE; CLOSE-UP OF QUEUE MEMBERS.




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THERE IS A SHORTAGE OF RICE IN ASIA - STAPLE FOOD OF THE PEOPLE. IN DJAKARTA, THE PRICE OF RICE HAS MORE THAN DOUBLED SINCE THE BEGINNING OF AUGUST. IN A DID TO OVERCOME THIS SHORTAGE, ON THURSDAY (28 SEPTEMBER) THE INDONESIAN GOVERNMENT RELEASED 100 TONS OF RICE FOR SALE ON THE OPEN MARKET - AN ARRANGEMENT WHICH WILL CONTINUE UNTIL THE RICE SITUATION IMPROVES.

    THE 100 TONS IS IN FACT INSUFFICIENT TO FEED THE CITY DWELLERS, WHO CONSUME 4,000 TONS IN 24 HOURS. MANY HAVE COMPLAINED AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT'S REACTION TO THE SHORTAGE, CLAIMING THAT IN SOME AREAS OF INDONESIA THERE ARE RICE SURPLUSES. THE PROBLEM, THEY SAY, LIES IN LACK OF PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION.

    OWING TO A BAD YEAR IN THE RICE FIELDS, YIELDS ARE SAID TO HAVE FALLEN BY AT LEAST 10 PER CENT. INDONESIA IS SUPPLEMENTING HER OWN SUPPLY BY FOREIGN IMPORTS - 30,000 TONS A YEAR FROM BURMA, AND 100,000 TONS FROM THE UNITED STATES. HER ANNUAL NEED IS FOR SOME 11 MILLION TONS A YEAR, AND HER ANNUAL PRODUCTION IN THE REGION OF 9 MILLION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE9BCETEQWE3RXNO5HJ9CV47JL
    Media URN:
    VLVAE9BCETEQWE3RXNO5HJ9CV47JL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/09/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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