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Some Consequences of Famine

that, left to their own efforts, the gas victims might have obtained a better compensation in the courts in the US or in India. The Bhopal Gas Leak Disaster (Processing of Claims) Act, 1985, however, pre-empted the victims, depriving them of their right to sue UCC. In the absence of a legal or constitutional right to information, the gas victim? do not know why THE consequences of famine are not confined to those who are its victims It also affeels those who are on the other side of the production relations in which the victims are enmeshed Its effects spread from the agricultural sector into the industrial sector and even into the country's international economic relations In brief the whole economic system is effected I amine will wipe out part of the concessions wrested' by the peasants and agricultural labourers When the rents peasants pay are determined not so much by the economics of the market, as by the force or extra-economic coercion that the landlords can bring to bear, the weakening of peasant economy will make more difficult resistance to the landlords

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