HC Deb 05 March 1896 vol 38 cc228-9
MR. J. CALDWELL (Lanark, Mid)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India, whether the Indian Government is aware that the Cantonment of Mhow, with a population of 32,000, has been only using 12 acres of land for the manure yard or pit for the burying of the night soil and refuse since the first establishment of the station, without any seasonal cultivation of crops; how long this state of matters is to be allowed to be continued; what was the amount at the credit of the Cantonment Fund of Mhow at the date of the last return in his possession; how the funds are invested; and, whether the Indian Government will take steps for having such balances or part thereof applied to the improvement of the sanitary condition of the bazaars in the Cantonment.


I have no official information of the circumstances detailed by the hon. Member as to the Cantonment of Mhow, but I will call the attention of the Government of India to the subject.