Which crops were grown in India for the world market?

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Which crops were grown in India for the world market?
Answer:

  • In the early 19th century, indigo and opium were two of the major commercial crops.
  • By the end of the century, peasants were producing sugarcane, cotton, jute, wheat and several other crops for export.
  • These crops were produced to feed the population of urban Europe and to supply to the mills of Lancashire and Manchester in England.