Q. 74.2( 6 Votes )

Write a note on ‘India and the Great Depression’.

Answer :

During the time of the Great Depression, the Indian economy suffered a huge loss under the colonial government.


• Agricultural prices fell sharply and taxes were high. This proved to be very harsh on Indian farmers and landowners as they were unable to pay taxes.


• Indian trade saw a huge decline with the downfall of the global economy.


• Jute industries collapsed and there was a decline of about 60%. Bengal suffered a huge loss and was in debt traps.


• Peasants had to sell their belongings to meet their needs and pay taxes.


•The British government adopted a protective trade policy to safeguard their economy at the cost of the Indian economy.


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