Returns and Papers Presented to the House of Lords in Session 1852, Relative to the Affairs of the East India Company Volume 2

Returns and Papers Presented to the House of Lords in Session 1852, Relative to the Affairs of the East India Company Volume 2

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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. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...Duty levied on Salt at Allahabad, as that Duty forms Part of a Tax it is necessary to maintain, and which is managed by separate Officers. That extra Duty amounted in 1830-31 to Rs. 4,15,009, making a total Receipt of Rs. 40,60,400, which, deducted from the total Sum stated above, leaves Rs. 6,81,126 as the Amount of Duties strictly internal. The Expense of collecting these Duties appears to have amounted to 4,06,986, making their net Produce only Rs. 2,74,140. The Report contains Suggestions for the Improvement of the Mode of collecting the public Dues from the Meerut and Agra Salt Manufactures, and of realizing the extra Duty on Salt at Allahabad and the Forest Revenue. It is not improbable that the Deficit above stated to arise by the Abolition of the internal Duties may be more than covered by these suggested Improvements; but I admit that I look to the Compensation for this first apparent Loss, not so much in these or any other improved Modes of collecting the Revenue, as in the Freedom of internal Trade, and in the Impulse which that Freedom will give to productive Industry. It is from these Sources alone that we can reasonably expect the Recovery of the Land Revenue now diminishing, and a profitable Export of the raw Produce and Manufactures of India, Results essential to the Maintenance of our Public Credit. It is probable that the Funds for the Purposes to which the Town Duties are now applied could be much more advantageously raised, when necessary, in a different Manner. These Duties, partial in their Operation, tend to repel Commerce from the very Marts to which it would most naturally direct itself. I am far from thinking, that, concurrently with the Abolition of the internal Duties, it may not be necessary to revise and strengthen...show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236631323
  • 9781236631329