The Mahalwari settlement:
1. was a permanent measure introduced as an improvement over other two settlements
2. was applied to each village separately
3. made the peasants’ communities as a whole responsible for revenue collection
4. was first introduced in Gangetic valley, Punjab and parts of Central India
Which among the above is / are correct statements?

Answer: [D] Only 1, 3 & 4

Mahalwari system was introduced in the North West Provinces, the Punjab, Delhi, Parts of Central India and Uttar Pradesh In this system, the land was not owned by an individual be it zamindar or any cultivator but by a group of estates or villages called Mahal. The Mahal was collectively known as the landlord and revenue was collected from the head of the Mahal, also known as Talukdar.

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