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Explain the statement with reasons. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj charged heavy duty on the salt imported from the Portuguese territory. - History

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Explain the statement with reasons.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj charged heavy duty on the salt imported from the Portuguese territory.

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Solution

  1. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was keen on protecting the local industries.
  2. He protected the salt industry in Konkan. At that time, traders imported salt from the Portuguese territory and sold in Swarajya.
  3. That affected the local trade in Konkan areas.
  4. Chh. Shivaji Maharaj charged heavy duty on the salt imported into Swarajya from the Portuguese territory.
  5. The intention was that the salt imported from the Portuguese territory would then cost more and as a r esult its import would be discouraged and the sale of the local salt would increase.
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Balbharati History 11th Standard Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 16 Swarajya to Empire (Maratha period)
Exercise | Q Q.3 (3) | Page 128
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