Tennelapudi. Yargatipalli. Mulaganuru, etc. (Nellore district) will yield good produce. Under the present state of things not even the one half of sist can be collected by the government from sukli and wastelands. If canals be constructed as proposed the public will grow very happy.
The A.G. of 29th December asks if the remuneration fixed for vetties, kavalgars and other menial village servants is paid to them duly without being appropriated by the village heads. It is true, it further asks, that the said village heads get the work of their own fields done by the village servants gratis?
Page 13. Medical Help in Villages
The same paper complains that proper medical help is not available in villages. It therefore proposes that experienced hospital assistants should be appointed, on a salary of Rs.40 a month with a batta of Annas 8 per day, to go round the villages with a good stock of medicines. There should be as many as such itinerant hospital assistants, the paper says, as there are revenue inspectors.
The same paper reports that many persons living in villages have recently fallen a prey to fever and cholera. The paper requests the authorities to supply the village munsifs with quinine pellets and cholera medicine. If the price of a quinine packet is to be fixed at such a small sum as two paise, the government may secure a good sale through every village munsif. In the same manner the cholera medicine may be sold. "Will the government look any thing" the paper asks, "by taking such steps”. The same paper observes that Governors come and go, but it is known only to the omniscient God and to the officers in attendance upon the Governors whether sufficient care is taken about the well being of the poor ryots or not. The poverty of the people in this country is increasing day by day. Famines are frequently paying visits. Instead of getting Governors and Governor General from England paying ten thousand and twenty thousand rupees to them as before, the paper remarks that rich and honest noble men should be invited from that country with an offer of only five thousand and eight thousand rupees it commends the subject to the consideration of the rulers.