Revenue Department

Introduction

The areas now comprising the Jind district remained under different administration viz Jind tahsil (including Safidon tahsil ) under the Jind princely state; Narwana tahsil under the patiala princely state and villages transferred from Kaithal under the British rule. All these areas have different revenue backbrounds.

Jind Tahsil

The first summary settlement of tahsil Jind was commenced in 1853 by Kamwar Sain , but it had to be postponed for about 4 years due to disturbances in Lajwana Kalan-a place in Jind tahsil. It was then effected between 1857 and 1866 by Daya Singh .The dealt with in this settlement was 2,96,956 acres, of which an area of 194546 acres was cultivated and the rest was uncultivated .The land revenue was assessed at Rs.153065 and the total number of villages for which assessment was made in the two taluqas of Jind and Safidon was 144.It was followed by second settlement which was regular and was made between 1864 and 1873 by Samand Singh. In this settlement the area returned was 312045 acres and the land revenue was assessed at Rs.172567.This represented an increase of 15089 acres in area and Rs.19502 in land revenue . The number of village in this settlement had increased to 148.

The details of the two settlements , the area and land revenue assessed are shown in the following table :-

Details Numbers of Villages Numbers of Houses Cultivated Area (Acres) Uncultivated Area (Acres) Total Land (Acres) Revenue Assessed (Rs.)
First settlement 144 15355 194546 102410 296956 153065
Second settlement 148 14187 218541 93504 312045 172567
Increase (+) or

Decrease (-)

+4 -1168 +23995 -8906 +15089 +19502
  1. In January 1973, 54 villages of Kaithal tahsil were transferred to Jind district, 43 to Jind tahsil and 6 to Narwana tahsil.
  2. Phulkian States Gazetteer (Ptiala, Jind and Nabha), 1904, P.320.

The third settlement of tahsil Jind was made by Brij Narayan in which the total area Dealt with was 3,06,149 acres and the land revenue assessed was Rs. 210069. The number of villages assessed in this settlement was 167. It was followed by the fourth settlement by the same officer between May, 1889 and July, 1897. In this settlement, though the number of villages has decreased to 165, the area measured was grater by 6957 acres, and the land revenue assessed showed an increase of Rs.18460 due to the increase in the area under cultivation. The area and land revenue assessed, with the increase or decrease on preceding settlement are detailed below:-

Details Numbers of Villages Cultivated Area (Acres) Uncultivated Area (Acres) Total Land (Acres) Revenue Assessed (Rs.)
Third settlement 167 148177 57972 306149 210069
Fourth settlement 165 268909 44197 313106 228529
Increase (+) or

Decrease (-)

-2 +20732 -13775 +6957 +18460

Narwana Tahsil

Narwana being a tahsil in Karmgarh Nizamat was under the revenue administration of the patiala state. The first summary settlement on a cash basis was effected in Narwana tahsil in 1861-62 by M.Kale Khan. It was based in an estimate of the average value of the actual realization in kind or in cash during the previous twenty one years. The land revenue assessed was Rs. 122142 of which Rs. 118742 was Khalsa and Rs. 3400 jagir and Muafi.

The method of assessment in 1861-62 was very rough and the statedemand was too high. The demand formulated in 1861-62 became the basis of the state claim, and this was raised or lowered according to the discretion of the local officers, who were mainly.

Third settlement (1865-75)5362662691141358423870139412083

Details Total Area
(Bighas)
Cultivated Area
(Bighas)
Amount of Land Revenue
(Rs.)
Revenue Rate
(Rs.)
Maufi Total
(Rs.)
A.P.
First settlement (1861-62) 118742 3400 122142
Second settlement (1862-65) 622886 250626 125328 3845 129173 083
Fourth settlement (1875-1887) 557232 363999 141702 3895 145597 061
Fifth settlement (1887-1903) 577654 376552 145762 4371 150133 064