India and Its Problems

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byWilliam Samuel Lilly

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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. 1902. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXI THE CONDITION OF INDIA Nothing is commoner than to hear paeans of jubilation over the progress of India under British rule. Nor is there any difficulty in finding grounds to justify such proud boasting. I touched upon this subject in a previous Chapter. Here let me return to it for a moment, and exhibit, more in detail, India's debt to British enterprise and British capital. First, then, India owes to England the greatest irrigation works which the world has ever seen--works upon which, from first to last, over,£30,000,000 have been spent. In Hindustan, there are those on the Ganges, opened by Lord Dalhousie in 1854, and since vastly enlarged and improved: the total length of the main channels and branches of the two canals fed by this great river--I have before me the official returns for the year 1899--is 1096 miles, and the area irrigated by them is 1,605,740 acres. There is the Bari Doab canal, 353 miles long, and irrigating 771,451 acres. There are the East and West Jumna canals, 488 miles long, and VAST UNDERTAKINGS 275 irrigating 946,220 acres. There is the Sirhind canal, 319 miles long, and irrigating 782,730 acres. There is the Sone project, the portion of which already constructed extends to 367 miles, and irrigates 440,796 acres. There is the Chenab canal, opened in the spring of 1887, when it irrigated only 10,854 acres; and now, through a succession of extensions, irrigating a million and a half: in the near future it will irrigate two millions: the total length of its main channel and branches is 429 miles. A scheme of almost equal magnitude, from which, when completed, as great results may be expected, is the Jhelum canal, designed to irrigate the large tract of arid country lying between the town of that name and the Indus...

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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. 1902. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXI THE CONDITION OF INDIA Nothing is commoner than to hear paeans of jubilation over the progress of India under Brit...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:84 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021796155X

ISBN - 13:9780217961554

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