The Bākarganj Sundarbans
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The Collector of Bakarganj recommended the resumption of the whole grant. On the 4th December 1909 the Board of Revenue ordered a local enquiry, mainly to test the accuracy of the settlement map and record the enquiry was made personally by Major Jack and Mr. Ascoli, Assistant Settlement Officer in May 1910, and the accuracy of the map and record was clearly proved. In the Sundarbans the establishment had to live and sleep in country boats and to draw drinking water and supplies at regular intervals from the north. The decision of Government was further emphasised by the Sundarbans Committee of 1903 which recommended that the resettlement of expired leases should form an integral part of the work of the Settlement Officer. The survey operations had shown the following figures with respect to clearance in the 21 grants of 1853.