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Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 5, p. 270.


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AMALAPURAM TAL UK


I69 villages. The demand on account of land revenue and cesses in
1903-4 amounted to Rs. 9,47,000. Its numerous gardens have earned
for the tract the name Konasima (' country of gardens').
Amalapuram Town.-Head-quarters of the taluk of the same name
in Godavari District, Madras, situated in 16 34 N. and 82 i' E., on
the main canal of the Central Delta system, 38 miles south-east of
Rajahmundry. Population (I901), 9,5I0. It possesses a high school
and the usual dtauk offices. Local affairs are managed by a Union
panchdyat.
Amaliyara.-Petty State in MAHI KANTHA, Bombay.
Amalner Taluka.-Tdluka of East Khandesh District, Bombay,
including the petty subdivision or pethd of Parola, lying between
20 42' and 21 13' N. and 74 52' and 75 14' E., with an area of
528 square miles. It contains two towns, AMALNER (population,
10,294), the head-quarters, and PAROLA (I3,468); and 228 villages.
The population in I90o was III,293, compared with 109,841 in I89I,
The density, 211 persons per square mile, is much above the District
average. The demand for land revenue in 1903-4 was 3-4 lakhs, and
for cesses Rs. 23,000. Amalner is generally level and the land is
largely tilled in the north the southern portion, broken by a low chain
of hills, is less cultivated. The Tapti, with its tributaries the Bori and
Panjhra, affords an unfailing supply of water for irrigation. The chief
works are those on the Lower Panjhra and the Mhasva Lake. The
latter consists of a reservoir, 4 miles in circumference, in the petty
subdivision of Parola, with a dam 1,500 feet long, and two canals, each
3 miles in length. The climate is healthy, and the annual rainfall
averages 23 inches.
Amalner Town.-Head-quarters of the taluka of the same name,
East Khandesh District, Bombay, situated in 21 2' N. and 75 4' E.,
at the junction of the Tapti Valley Railway with the Jalgaon-Amalner
line, on the left bank of the Bori river. Population (I901), 10,294.
The municipality, which was constituted in I864, had an average
income during the decade ending I90I of Rs. 6,800. In 1903-4 the
income was Rs. 9,9oo, including Rs. 1,500 as sale proceeds of Govern-
ment securities. There is an important local trade in grain. The town
also contains two cotton-ginning factories and two presses, employing
about 500 persons. A large fair is held annually in the month of May,
in honour of Sakharam Bhawa, whose death, towards the close of the
eighteenth century, is commemorated by a handsome temple. The
town contains a Subordinate Judge's court, a dispensary, and three schools
-one for girls with 57 pupils, and two for boys with 322 pupils.
Amaniganj Hat.-Important silk mart in Malda District, Eastern
Bengal and Assam. Amaniganj possesses no resident population, but
traders come here from the neighbouring Districts of Murshidabad and



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