Chapter 4

NCERT
Class 9
History
Solutions
1.  If you were in the Government of India in 1862 and responsible for supplying the railways with sleepers and fuel on such a large scale, what were the steps you would have taken?

Question:

If you were in the Government of India in 1862 and responsible for supplying the railways with sleepers and fuel on such a large scale, what were the steps you would have taken?

Answer:

If I were in the government of India in 1962 and responsible for supplying the railways with sleepers and fuel on such a large scale, I would have taken the following steps:

  • In areas where trees are fallen to make sleepers, plant similar species of trees so that the forest cover is maintained.
  • For running the steam engine, try to increase the coal mining and supply coal to the railways instead of wood.
  • Try to limit the forest cutting by villagers for their personal requirements and not allow them to trade in wood.
  • Prevent looters to enter the forests to cut trees illegally.
  • The excess use of forest products should be prevented.

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