What were the problems faced by the weavers in the late eighteenth century

Asked by tmskannan67 | 14th May, 2017, 10:05: PM

Expert Answer:

The problems faced by weavers in India were :
  • When the textile industries in England began to produce cloth, need was felt for imposing import duties on foreign cloth which entered its markets. Thus, various import duties were levied on Indian cloth entering into the British markets. This hit the Indian weavers hard.
  • The English companies in order to sell their goods persuaded the British Government to remove all import duties on English cloth entering into India. Because these cloths were cheap, the condition of weavers in India became worse as their export market collapsed and the local market was flooded with cheap British cloth.
  • Also at many a times, weavers were not able to get raw cotton of good quality

Answered by Social Science Expert | 15th May, 2017, 08:30: AM

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