|Consider the following statements:|
|During the time of Lord Cornwallis, as per the Zamindari system,|
|1. The demand of the government on the revenue collected by the Zamindars was fixed at 70 percent.|
|2. If a Zamindar failed to pay to the government its demand on the due date, his Zamindari was auctioned. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?|
A) 1 only
B) 2 only
C) Both 1 and 2
D) neither 1 nor 2
Correct Answer: B
Solution :[b] Zamindari System was introduced by Cornwallis in 1793 through Permanent Settlement Act. It was introduced in provinces of Bengal, Bihar, Orissa and Varanasi. Also known as Permanent Settlement System. Zamindars were recognized as owner of the lands.
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