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Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 3, p. 472.


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APPENDIX
AVERAGE MONTHLY WAGE, IN RUPEEI S AND DECIMALS OF A RUPEE, OF-
TABLE I. AN ABLE-BOUDII) AGRICULTURAL LABOURER
AVERAGES. I'crcrntage
PROVINCE. o riser
1873-5. 1876-8o. 1881-5, 1886-9o. 89g-5. 1896-g1oo. I9o-3. 1873 and 19o3#.
Bengal. .5.0 to 5.3 5.2 to 5.7 5.5 to 6.o 6.o to 6.6 5.8 to 6.5 6.3 to 7.3 6.5 to 7. 39.3
Assam . 6.5 to 6.8 7.7 to 8.5 7.0 to 7.9 6.5 to 7.2 7.1 to 8.2 8.o to 9.4 8.o to Io.7 40.6
United Provinces:
Agra . . 4.I 4.2 3.8 to 4.1 43 to 44 4.4 to 4.8 3.9 to 4.4 4.I to 4.7 22.7
Oudh . 3.2 to 3.4 2.9 to 3.3 2.8 to 3.1 3.4 3.2 to 3.7 2.8 to 3.5 3.0 to 3.7 - 2.ot
Punjab and Frontier Province 5.3 5.8 6-2 6.6 6.7 75 8.o to 8.1 49.4
Madras 4.0 4.3 4.3 4.3 to 4.6 4.1 4.2 4.3 9.8
Bombay . . . 5 to 7.8 7.1 to 7.6 7.4 to 8. 7.4 to 7.8 7.6 to 8.o 7.1 to 75 7.6 II.6
Central Provinces . . 39 4.3 4.3 to 4.4 3.8 to 4.1 4.2 to 4.6 4.I 4.4 12.5
Burma . 6.6 to 6 7.3 I7.2 to 19.0 14.3 to 15.J I5.3 to I6.5 14.0 to I4.7 I4.5 to 15.2 14 I to 15.1 8.5
Average for all India . 6.2 to 6.4 6.5 to 7.0 6.2 to 6.6 6.4 to 6.8 6.3 to 6.8 6.5 to 7.0 6.7 to 7.3 20.6
* Whereas the preceding columns give averages, this column represents the actual difference between the first year (1873) and the last year (19o3) of the series.
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