What objectives did the British intend to achieve through their policies of infrastructure development in India?


Objective to be achieved through the policies of infrastructure development under the colonial regime Basic infrastructure such as railway, ports, water transport, posts, and telegraph developed. The main objectives of development of these structure were as follows:

1. Mobilizing the army: Roads were built for mobilizing the army within India. 

2. Drawing out raw materials: The roads we built for drawing out raw materials from the countryside to the nearest railway station or the port to send these to faraway England.

 3. Earning profits: For earning profits through foreign trade railways were linked as with major ports and marketing centers. 

4. Effective control on administration: Improper administration and military centers were linked through railway lines for having effective control and administration over the vast Indian territory.

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