EXPLAIN ANY FIVE CAUSES OF DEFORESTATION IN INDIA UNDER THE  COLONIAL RULE ?
GIVE A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF ANY FIVE MEDICIAL PLANTS ?
WHY SHOULD MINISTER HAVE THE FINAL SAY IN TECHINAL MATTERS ?
HOW DID INDIA AIM AT SELF SUFFICIENCY IN FOOD GRAINS AFTER INDEPENDENCE ?

Asked by ajaykataria222 | 31st Dec, 2017, 07:25: PM

Expert Answer:

Five causes of deforestation in India during the British rule were:
a. The British considered forests as wildernesses which must be brought under cultivation to enhance the income of the state. Thus, large tracts of forest lands were cleared for cultivating land.
b. Due to high demand, forests in Britain were dissapearing. This created a problem for British Royal navy as wood as required to build ships. The British started exploring Indian forests on a massive scale.
c. Forests were destroyed to supply sleepers for railways and to further expand areas under railways.
d. The colonial government thought forests as unproductive and hence cleared them for building dams and layingdown cities.
e. Cash crops were expected to bring huge revenues. So large areas of natural forests were cleared to make way for tea, coffee and rubber plantations. 
 
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