Q. 103.7( 6 Votes )
Why did the colon
The colonial government started commercial forestry in India because –
• Britishers needed forests land to get Timber to build ships and railways. This would lead to the development of trade.
• They acquired land so that they could rent it out to European planters at a low price. These planters grew commercial crops which were then exported to other countries at higher prices.
• For the forest management, officials surveyed the forests to estimate the area under different types of trees and created a proper working plan. They promoted the cultivation of Sal and Teak trees.
This way they promoted the commercial forestry to expand the area of trade under them.
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