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THE LIBRARY

OF

THE UNIVERSITY

OF CALIFORNIA
LOS ANGELES



RAMPUR STATE.



Supplementary notes and statistics to



THE



RAMPUR STATE GAZETTEER,




ALLAHABAD :

Printed by W. C Abel. Offg. Supdt.. Government Press. United Provinces

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Alterations and Additions to Part A of the Rampur
District Gazetteer, bringing it up to date (1913-14).

Census, 1911.

The population of the State according to the Census of 1911
was 531,217 as against 533,212 the figures for the previous Census.
The fall is particularly noticeable in Bilaspur tahsil and among the
Hindus and is largely due to the prevalence of plague chiefly in
1910.

Vital statistics.

Ravages of the plague up to 1909 have already been noted
in the Gazetteer. The most violent outbreak since then, occurred
in the city of Rampur in 1910-11, when the disease carried off
about 6,600 people. The following measures were adopted to
combat it :—

(1) A plague dispensary with one hospital assists- nt and

two compounders was opened in the city to supple-
ment the work of the Sadr Hospital and it proved
of great advantage to the people.

(2) The most successful measure was inoculation because more

than 6,000 persons submitted themselves to the
operation. Out of this number only 24 had an attack
of the disease but only nine succumbed to it.

(3) Rat-killing was also undertaken and suitable rewards

were offered to make the measure popular. The
result was that above 26,000 rats were destroyed.
Floods.
The year 1910 was one of abnormal floods, the greatest of
which occurred on 2nd October 1910 causing immense loss of pro-
perty including damage to standing crops. Relief measures on a
large scale were undertaken in the form of free distribution of
timber and of the sum of Rs. 30,000, in the villages and towns
affected by the floods. Besides, suspensions of State demand
amounting to Rs. 1,75,000, were also granted.
City improvements.
Great improvements have been effected in the bazar of the city.
Shops and other buildings situated along main roads in the city

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have been rebuilt according to designs previously approved of by
His Highness. Buildings owned by private persons have been
built by their owners while those who could not afford to remodel
their shops have been given pecuniary aid from the State Treasury
to be repaid by nominal instalments. The shops now present a
five appearance, and the owners get better rents.

A new corn market has been built in the heart of the city not
far from the Fort as the old market could not meet the growing
requirements of the local trade. The market consists of three
rows of double storeyed shops in the form of an oblong with a
railing in front and courtyard in the middle. The expenditure
amounts to about a lakh of rupees. It is named " Meston Ganj "
and was formally opened by his Honour Sir James Meston,
Lieutenant-Governor, in October 1912.

The great mosque known as the " Jama Masjid " which is
situated in the neighbourhood of the Fort has also been remodelled
and now presents an imposing appearance having cost about three
lakhs of rupees.

But perhaps the most important improvement is the electric
installation in the city. Under this scheme all the main roads
have been provided with electric light in place of the compa-
ratively dim light of lamp posts ; and arrangements have been
made for the supply of light and fans to private persons who
require it at nominal rates. The contract for the work was given
to Messrs. Siemens Brothers & Co., of Calcutta, and has cost about
two lakhs of rupees. The installation was opened by His Honour
the Hon'ble Sir James Meston in 1913.

Factories.
• The sugar and flour factories both owned by the State have
been in existence for some years and have proved paying concerns.
DuriDg the year (1913) an ice factory has been opened to meet
local demand. But it is as yet too early to pronounce any opinion
about it.



©asetteer of 2lampur.



APPENDIX.



GAZETTEER OF RAMPUR,



APPBINDlX.



CONTENTS.

Page.

Table I.— Population by tahsils, 1911 .. .. .. i

Table II.— Population by thanas, 1911 . . . . . . ii

Table III. — Vital statistics .. .. .. .. ii i

Table IV. — Deaths according to cause . . . . . . iv

Table V.— Cultivation and irrigation, 1319 Fa$li .. . . v

Table VI. — Principal crops by tahsils . . . . . . vi

Table VII. — Criminal Justice . . . . . . . . xii

Table VIII. — Cognizable crime .. .. .. .. xiii

Table EX.— Revenue demand at successive settlements .. .. xiv

Table X.— Revenue and cesses, 1319 Fatli .. .. .. xv

Table XI. — Excise .. .. .. .. .. xvi

Table XII. — Stamps . . . . . . . . . . xvii

Table XIII.— Municipality of Rampur . . . . . . xviii

Table XIV.— Distribution of Police .. .. .. xix

Table XV. — Education . . . . . . . . . . xx

Schools .. .. .. .. .. .. xxi

Roads, 1913 .. .. .. .. .. .. xxv

Perries, 1913 .. .. .. .. .. xxvi

Post office, 1911 .. .. .. .. .. xxvii

Markets, 1911 .. *. .. .. .. xxviii

Fairs .. .. .. .. .. .. xxx



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