Forest Grant Rules from 1879-1902
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Forest Grant Rules from 1879-1902 book
The revenue revival of the seventies, which had resulted in the revision of the Sundarbans grant rules as a part of the new revenue policy, was followed by a period of quiescence in the Sundarbans. The Government of India refused to agree to the rebate, but otherwise sanctioned the change proposed; amended rules were issued accordingly in 1894. From the point of view of the development of the Sundarbans this change in the rules may not appear to be of much importance, but the effects of the change prove conclusively the inadequacy of the rules of 1879, the value of the land and the enormous competitive demand that existed then for the better lands available. The changes in the rules of 1879, so far as they affect Sagar Island, are of great importance, as they illustrate the first definite realisation of the fact that different rules and different treatment are required for different portions of the Sundarbans.