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Geopolitics of Food-America s Use of Food as a Weapon

which further social advance will be much more possible, than under the present imperialist-comprador-bureaucratic- feudal dispensation. Coming back to the question of the reasons for an organisation of industry to demand a more favourable situation for the peasants, this is to the obvious benefit of those sections of industry that are suppliers of consumer and input commodities to the countryside. Their market depends very much on the surplus left over after meeting input costs. This surplus would affect both the consumer demand of the peasants and their ability to carry out investment, which would mean a larger purchase of inputs. But the immediate and obvious benefit would be for those industries supplying commodities other than agricultural inputs. The Punjab Haryana-Delhi-west UP region has the growth of a considerable rural market both for agricultural inputs and for con- sumer goods. But in the recent past this market has not grown as rapidly as it did in the seventies.

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