• Short Summary

    Twelve states in northern and central India are still waiting for the monsoon to relieve what's been described as an unprecedented drought.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Farmers using tractor to tube boring for water (3 shots)
    0.14

    2.
    SV PAN Dried up rice crops (2 shots)
    0.32

    3.
    SV Farmer takes water from well and pours into irrigation ditch (2 shots)
    0.50

    4.
    SV & CU Burnt out maize crops (4 shots)
    1.10

    5.
    LV Farmer with bullocks at Persian wheel (2 shots)
    1.22

    6.
    SV PAN Water into rice field (3 shots)
    1.39

    7.
    SV Woman draws water form pump to give to buffalo.
    1.44

    8.
    TV Buffalo in partly dried up pond
    1.49

    9.
    GV Cows lying on barren earth
    1.54

    10.
    CU Dried and cracked earth of rice paddy
    2.13

    11.
    GV Dried up canal
    2.16



    Initials BB/1221 RW/AW/BB/1230



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Twelve states in northern and central India are still waiting for the monsoon to relieve what's been described as an unprecedented drought. And, if it doesn't come soon, crop prospects in the coming year will be bad. Already, losses are serious. In Uttar Pradesh, officials reported that 50 to 75 per cent of the Spring harvested crops had been lost. Bihar state has asked the central government to rush in 30-thousand tons of foodgrains and people are reported to be starving to death in West Bengal. The Central government maintains it has enough buffer stocks of food grains to meet any situation that may arise, but the real effects of the drought will be felt next year.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAENWO8X65LN681VZLLZX6QMR0R
    Media URN:
    VLVAENWO8X65LN681VZLLZX6QMR0R
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/08/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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