What were the limitations of the Permanent Settlement of Bengal?
Limitations of the Permanent Settlement of Bengal:
- The revenues of the land were fixed at a much higher rate. Most of the zamindars found it difficult to pay the revenues. Anyone who was not able to pay lost his zamindari rights.
- Because the zamindars were not sure if they would get the zamindari of the same piece of land again, they made no efforts to improve the land.
- Zamindars tried to exact maximum revenues from the peasants. This led to the deterioration of the condition of the farmers and left them to the mercy of the zamindars.
- The zamindar had to pay fixed revenues to the government even after the expansion of cultivation. The British realised that this was causing a loss of revenues.