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Media and Policy increase in both public food distribution and calamity relief ex- penditure (controlling for political variable). Economic / Demographic factors have limited inFuence on gov- ernment responsiveness Table IV Interaction term γ signi±cant for both policy response systems Public action is more responsive to food production shock and calamity relief expenditure more responsive to Food related crop damage wherever “other” language newspaper circulations are higher. “other” language newspapers, i.e.,non-Hindi and non-English language newspapers, better at highlighting the plight of the shock affect vulnerable voters and galvanizing the state gov- ernments Table V Newspaper ownership structure correlated with newspaper circula-
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