330 PAKOKKU DISTRICT
in 1903-4 amounted to Rs. 7,24,000, a figure a good deal higher than
for any other District in Upper Burma.
The only municipality is that of PAKOKKU, constituted in 1887.
Vesagyo used to be a municipality, but the board was dissolved in
1892-3. The District fund is administered by the Deputy-Com-
missioner. In 1903-4 its income, derived from various local receipts,
amounted to Rs. 15,000, the main item of expenditure being public
works (Rs. 1o,ooo).
Under the District Superintendent are an Assistant Superintendent
and two inspectors in charge of the police in the three subdivisions. There
are 11 police stations and 17 outposts; and the sanctioned strength of
officers and men is 407, including 4 inspectors, 1 chief head constable,
12 head constables, 31 sergeants, and 357 constables of all grades.
The military police belong to the Magwe battalion. Their strength is
l5o rank and file, distributed in the three subdivisional head-quarters.
They are officered by an assistant commandant, one subahdcar, and
three jemadars at head-quarters, and one jefnadar at Pauk and Gangaw
The District jail at Pakokku has accommodation for 52 convicts and
20 under-trial prisoners. The only remunerative industry carried on
is wheat-grinding for the military police. No carpentry or any other
kind of industry is undertaken, and when there is no wheat-grinding
the prisoners have comparatively little work to do ; some are, however,
employed in gardening. English and native vegetables are grown for
the consumption of the prisoners, and some are sold in the local market
to the public.
The proportion of literate persons in 1901 was 23•3 per cent. (46.8
males and 2•3 females). The number of pupils has risen from 1,949
in 1891 to 13,426 in 1901. In 1904 the District contained 8 secondary,
126 primary, and 737 elementary (private) schools, with an attendance
of 11,818 (including 751 girls). The educational expenditure in 1903-4
amounted to Rs. 24,100, Provincial funds contributing Rs. 21,ooo and
municipal funds Rs. 6oo, the balance of Rs. 2,5oo being met from fees
There are four civil hospitals, with accommodation for 73 in-patients;
and 14,917 cases, including 687 in-patients, were treated at these insti-
tutions in 1903, while 425 operations were performed. The combined
income of the hospitals amounted in that year to Rs. r2,500, towards
which Provincial funds contributed Rs. 6,300, municipal funds Rs. 3,700,
and the District fund Rs. 1,5oo. Besides these, a military police hospital
at Pakokku town contains 64 beds, and costs about Rs. 5oo per annum.
Vaccination is compulsory only in the Pakokku municipality. In
1903-4 the number of persons successfully vaccinated was 7,602,
representing 21 per 1,ooo of population.