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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been replaced by the British silver currency.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...
|Country of origin:
William Wilson Hunter
||246 x 189 x 10mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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