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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...comparative values of the best varieties at a small farm at Khulna. In the north of the district cultivation is being steadily extended, and the shallow bils and marshes, which form so marked a feature of this portion of the district, are being steadily converted iuto rice fields. In the south the Sundarbans contain an immense area of fertile land awaiting the axe and plough, but the jungle is being steadily pushed back. Every year more land is being brought under cultivation, and steady progress is being made in the settlement of cultivators on new clearings, which attract cultivators not only from other parts of the district, but also from Nadia, Jessore, Faridpur and elsewhere. On the other hand, but little progress is noticeable in the improvement of methods of agriculture or in the introduction of new or better varieties of crops. This is attributed to the fact that many of the zamindars, who have the best opportunities of making such reforms, take little interest in the welfare of their tenants. The latter are thus left to work out all improvements by themselves, and for this they have neither the means nor the intelligence necessary. At the same time, they have been quick enough to see the possibilities of profit in jute cultivation, and the area under this crop has been very largely extended. Of recent years, however, signs of a change for the better are noticeable, owing to the establishment of an annual exhibition at Khulna. It includes a cattle show and an exhibition of agricultural produce, as well as of local arts and industries. Various kinds of paddy, cotton, potatoes, sugarcane and vegetables are exhibited, and improved agricultural implements are shown by the Agricultural Department. A District Agricultural more

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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236979699
  • 9781236979698