Deforestation in British India

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What were the causes of deforestation by the British in India?

The British believed forests were unproductive.

Which term refers to the destruction of forests by humans?


What problem did the disappearance of oak forests in England create for the Royal Navy?

Shortage of timber supply for shipbuilding.

Why did the British encourage the production of commercial crops in India?

To meet the food demands of the growing urban population in Europe.

Why did the British explore the forest resources of India in the 1820s?

To search for alternative sources of timber.

Test your knowledge on the causes of deforestation by the British in India during the 19th century. Learn about the factors that led to the destruction of forests, such as the demand for commercial crops like jute, sugar, and cotton.

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