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Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 7, p. 80.


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80 BARODA PRANT
jowdr, wheat, math, gram, adad, tuver, val, chola, tal, diveli, cotton,
sugar-cane, kasumbo, and tobacco. Many other minor crops and
vegetable products are raised for local consumption.
Numberof .
IOU 0 ,l? . - ,.
7:21*re j a I . i RXo1 o iie
Baroda (city ex-
cluded) . . 160 o 60,428 332 - 37.4 6,375
Padra . . 196 I 82 73,395 374 - 205 6,727
Petld . . 181 7 6 3458 1743 --14.1 17,001
Savi .i 188 I 75 38,340 204 - 14-6 3,250
Sisva . 83 l 30 43,461 524 - 19.4 4,232
Choranda . 284... 99 48,758 208 - 22.2 5,128
Vaghodia. . 143 ... 71 20,804 145 -23.9 1,087
Dabhoi . . 90 102 49,077 258 - 17.8 6,319
Sinor . 139 l 45 29,979 216 -23.3 4,339
Sankheda . . 280 2 190 36,665 159 - 35.7 3,072
Tilakwada . 34 32 4,816 141 48.2 304
Total 1,878 15 904 540,281 288 -22.9 57,834
Baroda city with
cantonment 9 2 ... 103,790 I,532 - 2.2 21,678
The weaving of coarse cotton cloth is the chief industry. But in
addition may be mentioned the manufacture of fine turbans at Dabhoi,
of cloths at Sojitra, Petlad, and Bakrol, of embroidery with gold and
silver thread at Baroda, and of gold and silver ornaments in most
towns. Iron-work is poor, but good locks are made at Petlad, Sojitra,
and Vaso. Excellent brass and copper pots are manufactured every-
where. The only cotton-mill is at Baroda, but there are twenty-six
ginning factories. A dyeing factory has been working at Petlad for some
years. The chief centres of trade are Baroda, Dabhoi, Chandod, and
Petlad, which are connected by rail. Theprint is well provided with
communications, as the main line of the Bombay, Baroda, and Central
India Railway runs from north to south, with a State branch from
Anand to Petlad and Cambay, and narrow-gauge lines connect Dabhoi
with Bodeli, Chandod, Sinor, and Mobha. In addition, the Baroda-
Godhra chord line on the broad gauge crosses the prdnt. The chief
roads are those from Baroda to Padra, Makarpura, Ajwa, and Savli,
from Petlad to Sojitra, and from Chandod to Sinor.
The land revenue decreased from 37.9 lakhs in i88r to 36.8 in
1891, but rose to 39.8 lakhs in 190o. In 1904-5 the demand was
30.7 lakhs, but owing to famine only 23.8 lakhs was collected. The
average assessment per bigha (4 acre) varies from about R. 0-3-9 in
Padra to Rs. 4 in Sinor. The prdnt was settled for fifteen years
between i888 and I893, and a revision is now in progress.



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