9th Class Social Science Peasants and Farmers Question Bank Long Answer Type - Peasants and Farmers

  • question_answer Why were threshing machines introduced by the landlords?

    Answer:

    (i) During the Napoleonic wars, prices of food grains were high and farmers expanded their production.
    (ii) Fearing a shortage of labour, they began buying the new threshing machines that had come into the market.
    (iii) They complained about the drinking habits of the labourers, thereby making it difficult for them to work.
    (iv) They thought that machines would help them reduce their dependence on labourers.


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