§ 25. Sir GEORGE SCOTT ROBERTSON
asked the, Under-Secretary of State for India whether he can state what is the present condition of agriculture and of the cultivating classes in the United Provinces and in those other districts of India which lately were suffering from scarcity and famine; has the monsoon been satisfactory on the whole; and what is the official opinion of the agricultural prospects of India generally for the current year?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for INDIA (Mr. C. Roberts)
In the United Provinces the Lieutenant-Governor has stated that "the people, cheered by a splendid monsoon and aided by lavish advances and generous suspension of revenues and rent, are replenishing their resources and rapidly forgetting their troubles." He states that the loss of cattle has been very much smaller than was at one time feared. Throughout the rest of India also the monsoon has been good, and agricultural prospects are generally satisfactory.