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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...Nagpur and Bhandara, the natural growth of population having been retarded by the scarcity of 1869. In 1881 the population was 387,000 persons showing an increase of 9 per cent on 1872. This increase was only half the average for British Districts, and it was mainly due to immigration, the growth in population deduced from vital 1 Nagpur Settlement Report, para. 4. statistics being less than 2 per cent. Of the population enumerated 23 per cent were born outside the District. The year 1878 was very unhealthy and the death-rate was over 70 per mille. The District was apparently suffering from scarcity due to the partial failure of the spring crops, and there were very severe epidemics both of cholera and small-pox. The vital statistics of this year were as unfavourable as if there had been a severe famine, the birth-rate being only 32 per mille. The year 1872 was also unhealthy, the number of deaths exceeding that of births. In 1891 the population was 401,000 showing an increase of 3L per cent on 1881, as against 9. per cent for British Districts as a whole. The increase deduced from vital statistics was, however, 6 per cent, and it was held that the figures of population had been affected by a temporary emigration to Berar for the spring harvest. The population of Arvi tahsil increased by over 8 per cent; hat of Wardha by 2 per cent, and that of Hinganghat by under 1 per cent. The increase in the Wardha and Hinganghat tahsils was wholly due to the growth of the town population, that of the country showing a falling-off of nearly 1 per cent in each case. Between 1881 and 1891 the decennial birth rate was 38 per mille or the lowest in the Province, while the death-rate was 32 or slightly less than the Provincial average. In 1901 the population more

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