Papers Relating to the Orissa Canals. 1869 to 1877 and 1881 to 1883

Papers Relating to the Orissa Canals. 1869 to 1877 and 1881 to 1883

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...will eventually yield about 9 per cent." 125. The works actually sanctioned were commenced in November 1863, and by the end of 1865, water first became available from the Company, s works for the irrigation of land. "Previous to this date," write the Directors, "much negotiation and considerable discussion had taken place between the Government of Bengal, the Board of Revenue of that Presidency, the Collectors and Commissioners of Orissa and the adjoining districts, the Company, s Manager, the Company, s Chief Engineer, and the Board of Directors, regarding the rates to be charged for the Company's water; and it may with the utmost confidence be asserted, that on all sides the subject was entertained and considered with an earnest desire to arrive at a result satisfactory to all parties; indeed, nothing was wanting to ensure such a result. These deliberations ultimately ended in the present rates being fixed, although the Governor-General of Iudia, Colonel Morton, the experienced Superintendent of Irrigation in the North-Western Provinces, and many others of large experience in such matters, were decidedly of opinion, and so stated, that these rates were too high to induce the cultivators to take the water rapidly at first. "Colonel Rundall, the Chief Engineer, and Mr. Boothby, the Manager, were however not of that opinion, but were so far moved by the representations made, that they desired an authority from the Board, which was given them, to lower the rates at first, provided they should find it necessary to do so." 126. The rates thus fixed were as follows: --By Volume. Be. 1 per 1,000 cubic yards from 15th June to 31st October e Es. 1-8, 1st November to 14th June $ for lrngatl0n For all other purposes than...
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