VERB UDDA DIVISION
Katmandu possesses two hospitals, one for women and one for men,
which are under the superintendence of qualified natives of India.
Another has recently been opened at Bhatgaon. Vaccination is
optional, but is spreading owing to the free supply of lymph and the
employment of perambulating vaccinators, and the people are beginning
to appreciate its benefits as compared with those of inoculation.
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Ner.-Town in the Morse tdluk of Amraoti District, Berar, situated
in 21° 15' N. and 78° 2' E. Population (1901), 5,408. On a hill near
by is a temple of Pinglai Devi, from which the town is generally known
as Ner Pinglai, to distinguish it from Ner Parsopant, in the Darwha
tdluk of Yeotmal District, formerly a more important place, and
mentioned in the Ain-i-Akbar3 as a pargana town.
Nerbudda Division (Narbadd).-Western Division of the Cen-
tral Provinces, lying between 21° 5' and 23° 15' N. and 75° 57' and 79
38' E., with an area of 18,382 square miles. It embraces a section
of the valley of the Narbada river, from which the Division takes its
name, and some tracts on the Satpura plateau to the south of the
valley. The head-quarters of the Commissioner are at HOSHANGABAD
TOWN. The Division includes five Districts, as shown in the table
on the next page.
Of these, Narsinghpur, Hoshangabad, and Nimar extend from east
to west along the southern bank of the Narbada river, while Betul and
Chhindwara lie on the hills to the south of the valley. The population
of the Division was 1,763,105 in 1881, from which it increased in 1891
to 1,881,147, or by 6 per cent. This increase was considerably less
than the Provincial average, the explanation being that the fertile tracts