Phamphlet on Indigo

Phamphlet on Indigo

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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. 1890* edition. Excerpt: ...for the rest of the term of the agreement, and in some instances a clause is inserted that these exchanged lands shall be selected by the factory from the best of those in the ryot's holding. The Indigo Plant of Commerce. (G. Watt.) INDIGOFERA tinctoria. Speaking generally, the crop may be said in these districts to be sown in February, and the cutting and manufacture to commence early in uly. A second cutting of the khunti crop generally takes place in Septemer and the land is clear in October, except in the very few instances, and these are mainly on the south of the Ganges, where poppy lands are taken for the growth of a crop of irrigated indigo. No other crop can be grown during the same year: as when the crop is taken off the ground in October, the preparations for fitting the ground for the next year's crop are begun. The soil best fitted for the crop is a rich loam, with a good subsoil, neither too sandy nor too stiff, and old river deposits not liable to inundation give the best yield; but fine crops are also grown in inland villages, or uplands or bhit. In the districts south of the Ganges the system is totally different from that above described. The cultivation is for the most part nij, and is carried on in lands leased by the factory from the zemindars or ryots. The whole expenses of cultivation are paid directly by the planter, who employs his own labourers and bullocks. The seed is sown at the beginning of the rains, and the plant remains in the ground during two years, in each of which it is cut. In strong lands a third year's crop is sometimes taken; but, generally speaking, the land is given up at the end of the second year (when it is said to be eagerly sought after for the growth of green crops) and...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236956605
  • 9781236956606