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Number 8. ത്തുത്ത كم rur r*Ny* ===بسته cations consist of the road cess receipts and of the augmentation grant, in the utilization of which it was laid down in Government order No. 26 L. S. G. dated the 3rd April 1905, that preference should be given to expenditure on roads and bridges in all cases in which additional outlay on such works should be incurred with advantage. The undermentioned table shows that, during the last two years the expenditure on communications has largely excceeded the receipts from both these sources, though the augmentation grant is intended for educational and medical purposes and for veterinary relief, as wellas for communications and that the excess has increased to a remarkable extent since 'Tle excess can only have been mct from the funds tle transfer of the public works cess. made available by this transfer, and it is apparent therefore that the public works cess receipts are being used not only for oljects specified by Government, but also to a disproportionately large extent for the construction of new roads and the improvement of old roads. 4. The Governor in Council deprecates the tendency to devote to communications large sums in excess of both the road cess receipts and the augmentation grant all desires to reiterate the desirability of utilizing the public works cess for the objects in:ntioned in Mr. Saininan's letter above referred to and especially for the improvement of water-supply. I am accordingly to request that the attention of the District Boards may again be drawn to this important that their budget. estinates may be carefully scrutinized to see that adequate provision has been made for ex matter, and penditure on water-supply. The figures are for the years 1913-14, 191 f 15, and 1915 li respectively WATER-SUPPY IN BENGA. 395 re re load cess including Augmentation Total. interest () in grant. B6eC'S, Rs. Rs. Rs. 2). 18,63s 5,79),874. 34,98,512 30, 1163) 6,97,032 37,08,67 31,37, 52 5,!) 1,688 37,28,844 Expenditure on Excess or communications. deficiency. Rs. Rs, Rs 34,63,466 - 35,046 43,96,011 -- 6,87,34() 47,0,051 + 9,72,211 The question of the supply of pure drinking Tlo local press had been drawing the attention of the authorities to it and the Bengal Provincial Conference had year after year passed resolu water in rural areas has become acute. tions requesting the authorities to set free thic the Road (ess. But evidently neither the press nor the Conference had clearly understood the magnitude of the collection charges of Want. On the re-partition of Bengal Lord Carmichael became the Governor of the province and took He appointed a Committee to consider the question of the improvement of tural Water-Supply. The first necting of the Committee was held on October )th, l012. In opening the Conference of the Committee up the question seriously. Lord Carmichael sail “During my tours in Eastern Bengal, one of the main subjects of conversation of those who came to see me was the need of a pure water-supply in rural areas. I need not dwell on the importance of tho subject, for the fact, that you are here is evidence that you already realize it yourselves; but what struck me most was that among those gentlemen who were most interested in the subject, there was little unanimity as to the best method of tackling the problem. laut the water-supply was bad was admitted on all hands, but the