Between 1880 and 1920 forests cover in the Indian subcontinent declined by 9.7 million hectares, from 108.6 million hectares to 98.9 million hectares. Discuss the role of the following factors in this decline:


5. Tea/Coffee plantations



Answer to be written in the exam:

Tea/ Coffee plantations-

  1. Large tracts of forest land were sold by colonial officials to primarily European plantation companies in order to satisfy the rising demand for tea and coffee.

  2. These companies cleared the forest to make room for tea and coffee plantations. Many acres of woodland were lost as a result.
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