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Nagpur City
Formation of The City

Up to 1885 to conservancy arrangements were in the hands of the Police Department, but in that year they were taken over by the Municipality. They have been steadily improved. 7825 house latrines and 60 public latrines are now in use. But further improvement on a considerable scale will be possible when a complete drainage scheme is adopted and when, on the institution of the electric tramway, residence can be more readily removed to the outskirts. In 1885 also a beginning was made in street-lighting. A total of 650 oil-lamps are now in use, but it is hoped that this department also will be improved by the electric installation. The Town Hall and its library were built in 1895. The former accommodates the municipal office, but for the octroi branch a new central office is now being build. It may here be noted  that the regulation and improvement of the administration of the octroi tax has especially in late years, been one of the most important municipal undertakings. In 1901 a large cotton market was established near the railway station on land reclaimed from the waters of the Juma Talao. Since then the committee has spent large sums on the widening of old streets and the building of new ones, and has taken up considerable areas of land in the south and north which are being let out for private house-building according to standard plans. Three steam fire engines have been purchased and equipped, and telephonic communication is being installed. But from the first the city’s chief concern has been its water-supply. The Ambajheri lake, which is the present reservoir, was built by the Bhonslas more than a century ago, but not until 1873, when it was enlarged, was the water of the lake brought to the city in pipes, at a cost of four lakhs. This ran by gravitation only and I n 1890 it was necessary to spend three lakhs more on an extension and on the pumping of water to the higher levels. Still later, at the cost of another lakh, the catchment area was fenced and a new main pipe laid. During the famine of 1899-19000 the tank was deepened at the cost of Government and the dam was raised at the charge of the municipality. In 1904-05 a new pumping engine was installed and a second main pipe laid. The catchment area of the reservoir is now 61/2 square miles and the water-spread 412 acres, but its  supply is inadequate even for the household needs of the city and civil station, and a scheme for the construction of a second reservoir has been brought forward This, lying in a valley to the north of the Ambajheri and Telinkheri lakes, will have a catchment area of 12 square miles and a water-spread of two square miles. It will not only supply the present growing needs of the householders but will facilitate the contemplated reform of the drainage and provide a supply of water for new industrial enterprises. From the autumn of 1906 the committee has engaged energetically in plague preventive measures which have been temporarily successful. The future rapid growth of the city appears to depend on its ability to exclude serious plague epidemics and to raise the revenues to meet large expenditure on water-works, drainage, street-widening and lighting.

Nagpur History
History And Archeology Of Nagpur
Bakht Buland
British Rule
Gond Kingdom (Deogarh)
Haihaya King
Ponwars Of Malwa
Ram Ruled
Rashtrakuta Kings
Vakataka Rajput Kings
Leading Families Of Nagpur
Ahirrao Family
Bhonsla Family
Bose family
Chitnavis Family
Daga Family
Deshmukh Family
Ghatate Family
Gojar Family
Naik Family
Nimbalkar Family
Pandit Family
Subhedar Family
Upadhe Family
Nag River Of Nagpur
Nagpur City
Agriculture Experiments And Zoological Collection In The City
Bifercation of The City
Churches In Ehe City
City In 18th Century
Education Institutes And Hospital In The City
Empress Mill In The City
Establishment of Municipality In City
Formation of Government Offices In The City
Formation of The City
Improvement In The City
New Places Found In City
Railway In 1867
Nagpur Tahsil
RainFall And Climate Of Nagpur
Why it is called Nagpur