Why did the British reset to deforestation at a fast rate?



Points to be remembered:

Answer to be written in the exam:

Under Colonial Rule, the process of  Deforestation became more systematic and extensive-

  1. As the population increased and the demand for food grains went up, the peasants extended the boundaries of cultivation, by clearing forests and making new land.

  2. The British directly encouraged the production of commercial crops like jute, sugar, wheat, and cotton.

  3. In the early nineteenth century, the colonial state thought that forests were unproductive . They were considered to be wilderness that had to be brought under cultivation so that the land could yield agricultural products and revenue, and enhance the income of the state.

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