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Chapter 6 Class 6 History - Early Kingdoms

How was an iron plough better than that of wood?



Answer to be written in the exam:

During the early kingdoms and mahajanapadas of India, the iron plough was an improvement over the wooden plough. 

  • It was stronger and sharper than a wooden plough. It could dig deeper into the soil. This made it easier to clear forests and cultivate more land.

  • It was more durable and less prone to damage than a wooden plough. It did not break or rot easily and could last longer. 

  • It was more efficient and faster than a wooden plough. It could cover more area and produce more in less time. The iron plough also made it possible to cultivate lands that were previously unsuitable for agriculture. 

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