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Commercialization of Agriculture


This was yet another result of British economic policies in India. Commercial agriculture -crop production for market rather than for consumption was encouraged by the colonial rulers. The commercialization of agriculture disrupted the traditional structure of Indian village economy. The new land system had already weakened the existing rural framework. Now it was shattered by the spread of commercial agriculture. This process of commercialization also adversely affected the life and economic position of the peasantry.