Why were threshing machines introduced by the landlords?

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Why were threshing machines introduced by the landlords?
Answer:

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