§ MR. SMOLLETT
asked the Secretary of State for India, Whether any Despatches have recently been received regarding the works proposed for opening up the navigation of the river Godavery; and if he will lay the same upon the table of the House? And whether a flotilla on the Godavery was now maintained at the expense of the State; and whether the Government of India was still resolved to persevere in carrying out the projects of the local engineers, and at what estimated cost?
§ SIR CHARLES WOOD
said, that two Despatches had been received in the course of last year regarding the works proposed for opening up the navigation of the river Godavery, and he should have no objection to lay them upon the table of the House. With reference to the second part of the hon. Gentleman's question, he might state that four steamers were at all times maintained and employed on the Godavery for the purpose of carrying stores up and down the river.