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in all the tnlukas for periods ranging from nine to ten years. ' The'
rates-have since been revised from time to time. The rates per acre
of the latest revenue settlement (1893) are: garden land, Rs. 3=10
(maximum Rs. 5-4, minimum Rs. 2-8); rice lands, Rs. 3-9 (maximum
Rs.' 5-4, minimum Rs. 2-8) ; and dry land, Rs. 2-11 (maximum
Rs, 3-0, minimum Rs. r-r2).
Collections on account of land revenue and revenue from all sources
have been, in thousands of rupees :-
1880-1. 1890-i. 1900-c. 1903-4.
Land revenue : 12,22 20,45 25:45 27,14 24>50
Total revenue . 13,18 22,14 29,00
There are five municipalities: I,KRKANA, KAMBAR, RATO-DERO,
SEHWKN, and BUBAK. Outside the limits of these, local affairs are
managed by .a District board and 1o tdluka boards, with' an income
and expenditure of nearly 2 lakhs in 1903-4. The principal source
of income is the land cess. In"1903-4 nearly Rs. 75,000 was expended
upon buildings and the maintenance of roads.
The District Superintendent of police is assisted by three inspectors.
There are four police stations in the District.. The total force numbers
559,. Of whom 15 are chief constables, Tog head constables, and 435
constables. There are ten subsidiary jails in the District, with accom.
modation for 322 prisoners. The average number of prisoners in T904
was 68, of whom one was a female.
' Larkfina stands twenty-first among the twenty-four Districts of the
Presidency in the literacy of its population, of whom 2•3 per cent-.
(2•8 males "and 0•4 females) are able to read and write. The number,
of schools in 1903-4 was 574 (inclusive of 235 private), with 16,527
pupils, of whom r, 89o were females. There were only two schools for
girls. Of'the 339 educational institutions classed as public, secondary
schools numbered 7 and primary 332. Of these, 122 are managed by
local boards and To by municipalities, 206 are aided and one unaided.
The total expenditure on education in 1903-4 was over one lakh, of
which Rs. 9,1oo was derived from fees. Of the total amount, 86 per
cent. was devoted to primary schools.
The District possesses 8 dispensaries containing accommodation for
68 in-patients. In 1904 the number of cases treated was 70,100,
including 604 in-patients, and 2,848 operations were performed. The
expenditure was Rs. 15,700, of which Rs. 13,000 was met from Local
and municipal funds.
The number of persons successfully vaccinated in T903-4 was
r4,63t, representing a proportion Of 22 per 1,000.
[A. W. Hughes, Gazetteer of the Province of Sind (1876).] '