The District is divided into three subdivisions, each under a Second
Talukdar. The first consists of the Mahbubabad, Tarvai, and Paloncha
tdluks; the second consists of the Khammamett, .Administration.
Kalur (Madhra), and Yellandlapad tdluks ; and
the third of Warangal and Pakhal. Each tdluk is under a tahsilddr,
except the sub-tdluk of Yellandlapad, which has a naib-tahsilddr.
The First Talukdar exercises a general supervision over the work of
The District civil court is presided over by a civil judge, styled the
AddlatHadadgdror Judicial Assistant. There is also a Munsifs court
at Hanamkonda, and eleven subordinate courts, the former presided
over by the Munsif and the latter by the tahsilddrs and naib-tahsilddr.
The First Talukdar is the Chief Magistrate and the civil judge is
a Joint-Magistrate, exercising his powers during the absence of the
First Talukdar from head-quarters. The Second and Third Talukdars
exercise second-class, and the tahsilddrs third-class magisterial powers
Serious crime is not heavy in ordinary times. As Hanamkonda is the
head-quarters of the Division, the Subahdar and the Divisional judge
also hold their courts here.
Little is known of the revenue history. Prior to the formation
of regular Districts in 1866, villages were farmed out at fixed sums,
and the revenue was collected in cash. The survey of the District
was completed in 1904, when the tdluks were settled for fifteen years.
It was found that the area included in holdings was 814 square miles
more than that shown in the old accounts, or a total of 1,913 square
miles, while the land revenue was raised from 2o.6 to 26.1 lakhs,
or by about 27 per cent. The average assessment on 'dry' land
is Rs. 1-11-2 (maximum Rs. 3, minimum R. o-9) ; and on `wet'
land Rs. 11-.8-7 (maximum RS. 20, minimum Rs. 7-8).
The land revenue and the total revenue for a series of years are
shown below, in thousands of rupees:-
,8811 1891. igoi. 1903.
Land revenue 10,97 17,23 21,86 18,16
Total revenue . 13,99 21,77 28,33 23)71
Owing to the changes of area effected in 1905, the revenue demand
is now about 16. 1 lakhs.
In )899 a one-anna cess was levied and local boards were established.
There is a District board at Hanamkonda, which supervises the working
of the tdluk boards. The First Talukdar is the president of the District
board and the tahsilddrs are chairmen of the tdluk boards. At Hanam-
konda there is a municipality ; and each of the tdluk head-quarters has
a small conservancy establishment, the District and taluk boards
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