Q. 10

Why did the

Answer :

The British wanted to grow the ‘indigo plant’ in India because –

• When East India Company captured India, they realised that it will not only help them to meet the expenses of the company or to increase revenue but also help them to grow such crops which were in great demand in Europe. Opium and Indigo were two such crops.


• Indigo was produced in the tropical regions and by the 13th century, Indian Indigo was in demand in Italy, France and Britain to dye cloth.


• Due to the growing demand for Indigo by the cloth dyers in European countries, the demand for Indian Indigo increased at the end of the 18th century.


• Due to this, the British started producing Indigo in India. This led to the increase in the production of cotton causing to increase the demand for cloth dyes.


Rate this question :

How useful is this solution?
We strive to provide quality solutions. Please rate us to serve you better.
Related Videos
Champ Quiz | British vs Farmers-The Battle BeginsChamp Quiz | British vs Farmers-The Battle BeginsChamp Quiz | British vs Farmers-The Battle Begins54 mins
Together With | Ruling the countrysideTogether With | Ruling the countrysideTogether With | Ruling the countryside52 mins
NCERT | The Ant and The CricketNCERT | The Ant and The CricketNCERT | The Ant and The Cricket41 mins
The Ant and the Cricket (Moral)The Ant and the Cricket (Moral)The Ant and the Cricket (Moral)38 mins
The TsunamiThe TsunamiThe Tsunami32 mins
Decode the Science Behind the Paranormal Activities!Decode the Science Behind the Paranormal Activities!Decode the Science Behind the Paranormal Activities!32 mins
The Best Christmas Present in the WorldThe Best Christmas Present in the WorldThe Best Christmas Present in the World31 mins
The Selfish GiantThe Selfish GiantThe Selfish Giant43 mins
Flame - The Hot ZonesFlame - The Hot ZonesFlame - The Hot Zones47 mins
Ear - The Balancing OrganEar - The Balancing OrganEar - The Balancing Organ24 mins
Try our Mini CourseMaster Important Topics in 7 DaysLearn from IITians, NITians, Doctors & Academic Experts
Dedicated counsellor for each student
24X7 Doubt Resolution
Daily Report Card
Detailed Performance Evaluation
caricature
view all courses