INDIA: Lloyd Barrage

Long-nosed Viceroy Lord Willingdon took time off from his troubles with Indian Nationalists last week to go to Sukkur on the Indus, in northwestern India. There on a platform glittering with native princes and staff officers, he threw a switch and opened the flood gates of the biggest irrigation project in the world. With British talent for resonant names it is known as the Lloyd Barrage.

In 1923, when he was Governor of Bombay, Sir George Ambrose Lloyd (later better known as Lord Lloyd, Britain's iron-fisted High Commissioner for Egypt) inaugurated the scheme....

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