(i) Britain began to import food grains from rest of the world. British; agriculture was unable to compete with imports.
(ii) Vast areas of land were now left uncultivated.
(iii) Thousands of men and women were thrown out of work. They started migrating to cities.
(iv) Food prices fell and consumption in Britain rose.
(v) Other countries: Russia, America, and Australia sent food grains to meet the British demand.
(vi) They required railways to link the ports.