Problems of British Rule
1. The British rule stunted the growth of Indian enterprise.
2. The economic policies of British checked and retarded capital formation in India.
3. The drain of wealth financed capital development in Britain.
4. Indian agricultural sector became stagnant and deteriorated even when a large section of Indian population was dependent on agriculture for subsistence.
5. The British rule in India led the collapse of handicraft industries without making any significant contribution to development of any modern industrial base.
6. Some efforts by the colonial British regime in developing the plantations, mines, jute mills, banking and shipping, mainly promoted a system of capitalist firms that were managed by foreigners. These profit motives led to further drain of resources from India.