General Awareness Questions

Q.  The Deccan Agriculturalists 'Relief Act of 1879 was enacted with which one of the following objectives?

a. Restore lands to the dispossessed peasants
b. Ensure financial assistance to peasants during social and religious
c. Restrict the sale of land for indebtedness to outsiders
d. Give legal aid to insolvent peasants


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The Deccan Riots Commission was set up which presented a report to the British Parliament in 1878. In 1879, the Agriculturists Relief Act was passed which ensured that the farmers could not be arrested and imprisoned if they were unable to pay their debts. It was an Act for the relief of Indebted Agriculturists in certain parts of the Deccan.
 

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