Q- When and why did the forests around the railway tracks start disappearing very fast? Explain.
Answer- During colonial rule in India the forests around the railway tracks started disappearing very rapidly because the colonial rulers want to transport the raw material or goods from India to Britain.
For this they need a proper railway track network to make this process quicker. That is why they ordered labour to start cutting trees or clearing forests to make railways tracks. With the time the forests near railway tracks disappeared very rapidly.