The 1947 And Today’s Costliness
Time doesn’t wait for anyone, he keeps changing every moment. And as the time changes, things related to it also change. But there are some old memories that remind us of our past. India has been liberated from the British 70 years ago and in these years the whole country has completely changed. Today, we will try to figure out how our country would have been in August 1947 and what would be the value of various things at that time. Today inflation has crossed all its limits. However, there has also been a lot of change in living conditions of people. But after independence, there was not so much inflation that a normal family could not live. At that time, the price of any item was in rupees, Anna, and pies. At that time, a coin of 1 rupee used to be of silver and its price was equal to 16 Anna, which is 64 paise. At that time, the value of 1 US dollar was also 1 rupee. At that time the rupee was so strong that people used to buy their regular products in paisa or Anna. They did not have to use their silver coin of 1 rupee. At that time rice was 65 paise per kilo, wheat was 26 paise per kilo and sugar was 57 paise per kilo. I did not get any accurate information about the price of petrol in India at that time. But at that time the price of petrol in the international market was about 40 penny and at that time 30% tax was taken. Then the price of kerosene was 23 paisa liters. At that time, there used to be a Horse carriage called Victoria in Bombay. At that time, there was a charge of 1 Anna for 1.6 kilometers. And in that cart, 8 people of the family could sit easily. At that time, the flight to Mumbai from Ahmedabad was only Rs 18. During that time, Tata and Ambica Airlines has 13 flights per day. At that time, the cost of the radio only Rs 100. The film’s tickets were available from 40 paise to 8 Anna. According to today’s era, we find that 1947 was cheaper, but at that time the income of any ordinary person was not more than Rs.150. Even after having such a low income, the whole family lived happily. People of that time were not so impressed with things like radio and telephone. One person out of 1000 people had a radio. Similarly, one person out of thousands of people had a telephone. These were the circumstances of India in 1947. At that time, the price of things was very low in the India as well as in the whole world. The time passed by our ancestors in 1947 will never come back, but we will keep that time in our memories and books.