Q. Diwan-i-Amir Kohi is a department during Delhi Sultanate related to which of the following?
Equally innovative was Muhammad Tughlaq’s scheme to expand cultivation. But it also failed miserably.
- It coincided with a prolonged and severe famine in the Doab. The peasants who rebelled were harshly dealt with.
- The famine was linked to the oppressive and arbitrary collection of land revenue. The Sultan established a separate department (Diwan-i-Amir Kohi) to take care of agriculture.
- Loans were advanced to farmers for purchase of cattle, seeds and digging of wells but to no avail.
- Officers appointed to monitor the crops were not efficient; the nobility and important officials were of diverse background.
- Besides, the Sultan’s temperament had also earned him a lot of enemies.
Source: Tamil Nadu state board.