Aska Tahsil, 1908

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This article has been extracted from

THE IMPERIAL GAZETTEER OF INDIA , 1908.

OXFORD, AT THE CLARENDON PRESS.

Note: National, provincial and district boundaries have changed considerably since 1908. Typically, old states, ‘divisions’ and districts have been broken into smaller units, units, and many tahsils upgraded to districts.Many units have since been renamed. Therefore, this article is being posted mainly for its historical value.

Aska Tahsil, 1908

Zamindari tahsil in the interior of Ganjam District, Madras, lying between 19 15' and 19 45' N. and 84 i8'and 84 45' E., with an area of 407 square miles. It consists of the zamlnddris of Dharakota, Serugada, and Chinnakimedi, and the proprietary estates of Aska, Kurla, and Devabhumi. The population in 1901 was 115,883, compared with 108,920 in 1891. They live in 368 villages. The demand for land revenue and cesses in 1903-4 was Rs. 1,25,000. The land is fertile and well irrigated by the Rushikulya Project and other sources. Rice is widely cultivated, and sugar-cane is extensively grown and made into sugar in a factory at Aska, the head-quarters.

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