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Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 23, p. 28.


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2 8 SIRMOR
not resurveyed. It resulted in an enhancement of 50 per cent. in the
revenue, due to increased) irrigation, the rise in, prices, and the coloni-
zation of the Dun.
The gross revenue of the State is about Rs'. 6,oo,0oo, mainly derived
from land revenue, forests, and tea estates. It receives Rs. 13,734
a year from Government as compensation for the abolition of transit
dues.
The district board consists of z 1 members, of whom 7 are nominated
and 14 elected. It had in 1904 an income of Rs. 45,000, mainly
derived from a local rate. The town of Nahan is administered by
a municipal committee, '',consisting of 9 members, 6 elected and 3
nominated, and a paid p~ esident. It had an income of Rs. 15,247 in
1903, chiefly derived from octroi.
The police, who number 129, are under an assistant district superin-
tendent directly responsible to the Raja. The State contains 4 police
stations, with 4 outposts.) The jail at Nahan has accommodation for
loo prisoners.
Sirmur stands twenty-third among the Districts and States of the
Punjab in regard to th' literacy of its population, of whom 4-3 per
cent. (6-1 males and o''i 3 females) could read and write in 1901.
Secondary education is confined to Nahan town. The number of
pupils under instruction vas 280 in x890-1, 284 in r9oo-r, and 381 in
1903-4. In the last year there were one secondary and 4 primary
public schools, and 5 elementary private schools, with 35 girl teachers
in the public schools.
The State possesses two hospitals at Nahan, and six dispensaries,
besides the jail and militiary dispensaries. These contain accommoda-
tion for 76 in-patients. In 1903-4 the number of cases treated was
49,008, of whom 754 were in-patients, and 374 operations were per
formed. The expenditure was Rs. 22,823, the greater part of which
was met from State finds. Vaccination in Sirmur is performed by
Government vaccinators 'and by State officials in Nahan town.
[State Gazetteer (in th~ press).]
Sirohi State.-Stag situated in the south-west of Rajputana,
lying between 24 2o' and 25 17' N. and 72 16' and 73 ro E.,
with an area of 1,964'I square miles. It is bounded on the north,
north-east, and west by'I jodhpur; on the south by Palanpur, Danta,
and Idar; and on the east by Udaipur. The country is much broken
up by hills and rocky ranges. The main feature is Mount Asu, the
highest peak of which, Guru Sikhar, rises 5,650 feet above sea-level; it
is situated in the south off the State, and is sepa-

Physical rated y a narrow pass from an adjacent range of
aspects.
lower ills, which run in a, north-easterly direction
almost as far as the cantonment of Erinpura, and divide the territory
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