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B&W. 7:48min. Madras (Chennai), Tamil Nadu, India. 1931. Film made by Lady Stokes and Sir Hopetoun Stokes. Metur River Dam. ‘Dam across the Cauvery River conserves water for 301,000 acres’. Intertitle showing the total estimated costs and the length, height and capacity of dam. ‘Quarrying stone’. Transporting stone by train. ‘The Main Surplus Regulator’. General views of the initial phases of the dam building and surrounding area. Scenes of ‘Stone – crushers at work’ : detail shots of equipment. ‘Concrete-laying, towers and general views of dam, 1931 ‘. (film with captions)


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