Vol. 3, Issue 1 (2018)
Canal colonies: Social and economic impact on colonial Punjab
Author(s): Jasbir Singh
Abstract: In the early stages, a general plan was not adopted in the colonization scheme but after surveying the geography of Punjab, they decided to create canal colonies project. They developed nine canal colonies between the Sutlej and Jhelum. The canal colony area was comprised of Lahore, Rawalpindi and Multan division of the Punjab province. There were two types of canal systems that were introduced by the British government. The former were the perennial canals, the water in these canal flowed throughout the year and the latter one was the inundation canal. In this context, it is important to know about the canal colonies system and its impacts on society.