Explain the Great Leap Forward (GLF) campaign of China as initiated in 1958

Answer The Great Leap Forward (GLF) campaign initiated in 1958 aimed at industrialising the country on a massive scale. People were encouraged to set up industries in their backyards. In rural areas, communes were started. Under the commune system, people collectively cultivated lands. Around 26000 communes covered almost all the farm population in 1958.