General Sir Arthur Cotton, R. E., K. C. S. I.; His Life And Work

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byElizabeth Reid Cotton Hope

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XI Railways v. Irrigation and Navigation Canals Irrigation "pays the Hindu everywhere, for without it millions could not live at all, and millions more would be decimated by famine every few years. Reckoning its influence upon railways, commerce, and the good government of the country, its value is simply inestimable.'--HON. A. Deakin, M.L.A., Victoria. THE real point considered in the last chapter, and, indeed, had it done its duty, the real point of the whole enquiry of the Select Committee, was as to the remedy for famine, frequently and certain-recurring famine in India, which is what has now to be faced. Though partly veiled, the actual issue was: "Do railways, or do irrigation and navigation canals, best preserve the country from famine?" Further involved in it was the additional question: "Granting railways are necessary for transport of passengers, goods, and produce, save in respect to certain trunk lines, would not properly-constructed canals serve the full purposes of such a country as India?" To these questions Sir Arthur had but one answer. To the first he always said, unhesitatingly, and with abundant proof, that railways in India could not possibly compare, or, with fair treatment, compete, with irrigation and navigation canals as a preservative against famine. To the second, he was, all through his life, of the same mind as the late Lord Derby, one of the sanest and most far-seeing of British statesmen, that a multiplicity of railways was not needed in India, while upon irrigation and navigation canals the very existence of India depended. The official answer ought to have been the same in each as IRRIGATION TO HAVE "FIRST PLACE" 329 instance as was Sir Arthur Cotton's. What is the record of the authorities in this respect? Their r...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XI Railways v. Irrigation and Navigation Canals Irrigation "pays the Hindu everywhere, for without it millions could n...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:196 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.42 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217219179

ISBN - 13:9780217219174

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