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Imperial Gazetteer of India Volume 15 (Paperback) Loot Price: R515
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Imperial Gazetteer of India Volume 15 (Paperback): William Wilson Hunter
Imperial Gazetteer of India Volume 15 (Paperback): William Wilson Hunter

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William Wilson Hunter

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 Excerpt: ... revenue is collected almost entirely in kind according to the primitive batai system, the Mir receiving a third of the produce of the land, which yields on an average Rs. 58 per acre of cultivation. The gross revenue, which amounted in 1882-3 to 5"7 lakhs, had increased by 1902-3 to 13 lakhs. In 1903-4 the gross receipts amounted to only 8-3 lakhs, the decrease being due to large stocks of grain remaining unsold, untimely rain, and the presence of locusts. Of the total receipts, which average about 13 lakhs, about Rs. 1,85,000 represents the share of jdgirddrs and other alienees. The former are chiefly the Mir's sons and the ladies of his family. The gross receipts in 1903-4 included land revenue 6 lakhs, excise about Rs. 90,000, miscellaneous taxes Rs. 58,000, and forests Rs. 26,000. The land revenue amounts on the average to 10 lakhs a year; but as it is chiefly paid in kind, considerable fluctuations occur in accordance with the character of the harvest. The total expenditure in 1903-4 was 11-6 lakhs, of which more than 2 lakhs was spent on public works, such as canals, buildings, roads, bridges, wells, and tanks. Until the end of 1902 coins of local issue were current in the State, but they have now been replaced by the British silver currency. Nq tribute is payable by the Mir. No salt is manufactured, the British Government supplying it at a reduced rate. Poppy is cultivated sufficient to meet the demand for local consumption. Liquor is manufactured, but may not be taken into British territory. The military force consists of 377 men, of whom 163 are mounted. The total strength of the police, including officers, in 1903-4 was 220, and a preventive service to check opium smuggling from Jaisalmer State has recently been organized. The Central jail i...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: William Wilson Hunter
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 10mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 192
ISBN-13: 978-1-153-86907-2
Barcode: 9781153869072
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-153-86907-1

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