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british encouraged indigo cultivation for their money

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nij cultivation was the process of growing indigo in which the british forced India to grow it. a)In this system of cultivation the planters produced indigo in the lands that he controlled directly. b)He either bought the land or rented it from the zamindars. c)Under nij cultivation the cultivator grew indigo by employing hired laborers.

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land became infertile, no other crop could not be grown due to plantation of indigo. peasants wanted to cultivate productive crops, not indigo Answer by krithika sakthivel, Vadodara a)Under nij cultivation the planters faced difficulty in expanding the area. b)Indigo could be cultivated only on flat fertile land which was already densely populated. c)Only small plots scattered over the landscape could be re-acquired. d)Planters needed large areas in compact blocks to cultivate indigo in large plantations. e)They tried to get the land on lease around the indigo factory by evicting the peasants. f) Labor was also not easy to mobilize: g)A large plantation required numerous labors and his at a time of rice cultivation. h)Nij cultivation on a large scale also required many ploughs and bullocks. i)Purchasing and maintenance of these ploughs was a big problem nor could the supplies be easily got from the peasants as their ploughs and bullocks were busy working on their rice fields. j)Planters were therefore reluctant to expand the area under nij cultivation. Less than 25% of the land producing indigo was under this system. Answer by- Ritika

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