how did east India company expanded its rule in other parts of the country side /

The East India Company brought about the following changes to consolidate itself in the countryside:

a. The Company brought about changes in the revenue system , it introduced Permanent Settlement , to suit their requirements. Under this system the Zamindars and other revenue collectors were converted into landlords, they became owners of the land and acted as agents of government.
b. The Company also introduced Mahalwari system under which revenue was to be collected from the village and the Ryotwari system from which revenue was to be collected directly from the cultivators, Ryotwari system was extended in South India so that high revenue could be collected.
c. The British also tried to expand the cultivation of crops in the countryside by compelling farmers to grow opium, indigo, commercial crops like wheat, rice jute, tea etc to fulfill their economic interests.

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