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OLD LAND REVENUE RECORDS IN MYSORE STATE IN SURVEY SETTLEMENTS

The records are generally known as the settlement papers, and the following are the papers which should have been prepared in order to effectively introduce the new or survey settlement:

(1) " Pahani Sud " or Statement showing the old numbering of lands and the survey numbers, names of fields, description of tenure, name of occupant, and survey area of each number, generally known as the " Sud " and always accompanied by a map of the village.

(2) " Akarband" or register of survey numbers, showing the total area under each head, arable and un-arable, dry land, wet land and garden in detail, with the rate per acre and assessment of each, and the total assess¬ment fixed on the entire number.

(3) "Pot Pahani Book" or inspection statement, showing the old and new numbering of every survey number, and full information regarding tenure and occupancy.

(4) Statement showing number and description of trees in each survey number, known as the " Jhar Patrak."

(5) Statement of grazing land, known as the " Hulbanni Tahkta."

(6) Statement showing full particulars of each occupant's entire holdings under old and new systems, known as the " Wasul Baki.’’

(7) "Phutkul Patrak" or detailed statement of occupancies, when two or more are included in one and the same revenue survey number, with area and assess¬ment of each.

The discontinuance of the preparation of the phutkal patrika and substitution of the Index of lands (Form No. 6, Record of Rights) has been ordered in connection with the Settlement accounts of inam villages. (R. 4056-65—L.S. 46-34-2, dated 19th February 1935).

(8) Statement of waste lands, known as the " Banjar Takhta."

(9) The final Settlement Register, known as the " Lavani Faisal Patrika."

(10) The " Joddidar Takhta " or statement of Jodi Inam land.

The uses and mode of preparing each of the above are given in the survey Manual.

Note.—The department of Land Records is responsible for the accuracy of these returns embodying the result of survey opera¬tions, but the responsibility of correctly preparing those returns, or of portions of returns, intended to record the existing state of occupancy, rests with the Revenue authorities. The impression that "the operations of the department of Land Records act in any way injuriously to the rights comprised in the existing landed tenure, should be carefully removed from the minds of the people, the survey, apart from its general beneficial results in conferring an improved tenure, does not create new, or take away existing rights of any description. The settlement papers are very important and they are of great use during, as well as after, settlement.


199. The Amildar should keep the settlement papers for each village in separate daftars, not only for their careful preservation, but also for facilitating reference. The Deputy Commissioners or the Assistant Commis-sioner in charge of the taluk should take the opportunity, when he inspects the Taluk records, of seeing that this is done.

200. The advantage of village maps for revenue or general administrative purposes are unquestionable. The village map affords the most minute information as to the position, size and limits of fields, roads, water courses, etc., comprised within the village limits. The District map exhibits with equal accuracy, the relative positions and extent of villages, topographical features of the country and a variety of other information useful to the local revenue and other authorities.


201. (i) Village maps are supplied free of cost to the Taluk Offices, Patels and Shanbhogs the cost being adjusted at the end of each year by book adjustment from Revenue to Land Records Department. (R. 1904-6—L.S. 20-34-2, dated 19th October 1934). (R. 6177-79—L.S. 70-30-2, dated 15th June 1935).

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