A decade earlier, in 1883, the Provisional Famine Code had been promulgated soon after the report of the first Indian Famine Commission was submitted in 1880. Now, guided by the Code, relief was organized for 821 million units at a cost of Rs. 7.25 crores (then approx. £4,833,500). Revenue (tax) was remitted to the tune of Rs. 1.25 crores (£ 833,350) and credit totaling Rs. 1.75 crores (£1,166,500) was given. A charitable relief fund collected a total of Rs. 1.75 crores (£1,166,500) of which Rs. 1.25 were collected in Great Britain.
Even so, the mortality resulting from the famine was great; it is thought that in the British territory alone, between 750,000 and 1 million people died of starvation. Although the famine relief was reasonably effective in the United Provinces, it failed in the Central Provinces, especially among tribal groups, who were reluctant to perform labor in public works in order to earn food rations, and who, according to Famine Code guidelines, did not qualify for "charitable relief."
Read more about this topic: Indian Famine Of 1896–1897
Other articles related to "famine, relief, famine relief, famines":
... When the Russian famine of 1921 broke out, the ARA's director in Europe, Walter Lyman Brown, began negotiating with Soviet deputy People's Commissar for Foreign Affairs, Maxim Litvinov, in Riga, Latvia ... Congress appropriated $20,000,000 for relief under the Russian Famine Relief Act of late 1921 ... The ARA's famine relief operations ran in parallel with much smaller Mennonite, Jewish and Quaker famine relief operations in Russia ...
... hungry people all over the world, especially in countries hardest hit by famine ... This is why famine repeats in those areas ...
... discover the region was suffering from 3 years of famine ... They left on 28 Nov, two days before the arrival of Timothy Richard with famine relief ... Returning the following March 1878 with famine relief were Mr Turner, Rev A Whiting (American Presbyterian Mission) and Rev David Hill (Wesleyan Missionary Society) ...
... One of the earliest treatises on famine relief goes back more than 2000 years ... Historically, Indian rulers have employed several methods of famine relief ... raiding the provisions of the rich in times of famine to "thin them by exacting excess revenue." Information on famines from ancient India up to colonial times is ...
Famous quotes containing the words relief and/or famine:
“There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse; as I have found in travelling in a stage- coach, that it is often a comfort to shift ones position and be bruised in a new place.”
—Washington Irving (17831859)
“I knew the poor,
I knew the hideous death they die,
when famine lays its bleak hand on the door;
I knew the rich,
sated with merriment,
who yet are sad.”
—Hilda Doolittle (18861961)