A hundred years ago August 6, 1919. Archives

From the Archives (August 6, 1919): Governor's Visit to Famine Area.

His Excellency accompanied by the Collector Mr. Cotterell, Mr. Dodsworth, Kallikota Estate Manager, Mr. Greg, Engineer, Captain Powell, A.D.C., and the Young Zamindar of Kallikote left for evening inspection at 4.30 yesterday [August 4] and motored a distance of 20 miles to Atagada Mathura. On the way His Excellency had a view of the Degam village on the 16th mile from Kallikote where a tank bund 2,000 feet long is sectioned and turfed. Near this there are two other tank bunds of equal length where similar work is going on. At Atagada Mathur the work is turfing and raising a tank bund 1,806 feet long. There are 1296 workers and 552 dependents. His Excellency walked some distance to see Badosagor or the big tank where earth work with a view to raise the bund was going on. This work was begun on the 12th May and finished on the 20th July. The work that yet remains to be done is sectioning and turfing. There were two thousand people employed on the work. A katcha country cart road from Mathura, fifteen miles long, has been converted into a pucka road.

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