Economically one of the results of the British rule in India in the 19th century was the

[UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2018 Prelims]

(a) increase in the export of Indian handicrafts

(b) growth in the number of Indian owned factories

(c) commercialization of Indian agriculture

(d) rapid increase in the urban population


Answer: (c)

Explanation:

  • During British rule in India in the 19th century, commercial crops were introduced with the aim of supplying raw materials for industries in Britain, leading to economic growth.
  • The crops included tea, coffee, indigo, opium, cotton, jute, sugarcane, and oilseeds, each with its own specific purpose.
  • However, this colonial rule had a negative impact on Indian industries and handicrafts.
  • The import of mass-produced goods from England, sold at a lower price, posed a significant threat to the handicraft industries.
  • Despite this economic growth, the urban population did not experience significant growth.

Therefore, option (c) is the correct answer.

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