Report on the Settlement of the Muttra District, North-Western Provinces (Google eBook)

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North-Western Provinces and Oudh Government Press, 1879 - Agriculture - 308 pages
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Page 298 - Ordered that a copy of this Resolution be forwarded to the Secretary to the Board of Revenue, North-Western Provinces, for the information of the Senior Member, with reference to his letter No.
Page 76 - Mathurn, the people were almost in despair from the wells fast turning so brackish and salt as to destroy rather than refresh vegetation. '•' All of the Aring and Gobardhan parganas (he writes) which came under my observation was an extensive arid waste, and for miles I rode over ground which had been both ploughed and sown, but in which the seed had not germinated and where there seemed no prospect of a harvest. The cattle in...
Page 298 - Ordered, that the foregoing Resolution, with copy of the Settlement Report, be forwarded to the Secretary to the Government of India, Department of Revenue and Agriculture, with the recommendation that the confirmation of the settlement be approved. Ordered also that a copy be forwarded to the Secretary, Board of Revenue, North- Western Provinces, for the information of the Board, with reference to his letter No.
Page 76 - ... the Aring and Gobardhan parganas (he writes) which came under my observation was an extensive arid waste, and for miles I rode over ground which had been both ploughed and sown, but in which the seed had not germinated and where there seemed no prospect of a harvest. The cattle in Aring were scarcely able to crawl, and they were collected in the village and suffered to pull at the thatch, the people declaring it useless to drive them forth to seek for pasture. Emigration had already commenced,...
Page 33 - For, without marriage, a woman of any caste (dharaicha) may be taken into the house, and her children are considered to be of the father's caste and to have equal rights of inheritance with his other children ; and not only so, but; in some cases, the child of such a woman by any previous husband, of whatever caste, whom she may bring with her to her new home, has rights of inheritance in his step-father's family. Such children are known as lainrara.
Page 65 - The district is in general well cultivated, and no very great further improvement can, I think, be expected either from the cultivation being extended, or from the introduction of the cultivation of more valuable articles than what are already produced. The population is by no means deficient, and the zamindars for the most part neither want resources nor seem to be deficient in experience.
Page 55 - ... Lord Lake immediately after the conquest of these provinces, and they were continued to him by the late Acting Collector of the Firuzabad division in that year, with the approbation of His Lordship. In the last year the same arrangement was directed by His Lordship, and the parganah of Khandauli was added to his farm by the Acting Collector, with the concurrence of His Lordship, as he had in vain attempted to realize the collections or to preserve tranquillity and good order by the appointment...
Page 40 - ... and among the different co-sharers in each nagla ; and yet with this apparent intricacy, I have hardly met with a disputed field, and not one case which was not easily and readily disposed of by the panchayat, which, like the other bhaíachára institutions, exists here in great perfection.
Page 90 - ... market value for his goods. The cultivator is, therefore, not only crippled by the heavy interest he has to pay, but also by the low prices he is compelled to take for his produce. The harvest rates which I am about to give are those given in Mr. Allen's Jalesar settlement report as the prices obtaining
Page 55 - ... was added to his farm by the Acting Collector, with the concurrence of His Lordship, as he had in vain attempted to realize the collections or to preserve tranquillity and good order by the appointment of a tahsildar. From the same causes, and under similar circumstances, the parganah of Sadabad was also given in farm to Raja Bhagwant Singh in that year, as the refractory and violent spirit of the zamindars set the authority of the tahsildar at defiance. The farm of Noh Jhil and Khair the Board...

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