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of the cheap pulses and millets. With such fluctuating harvests it is impossible to collect the revenues with any regularity, and large sums have to be suspended in bad seasons.

Such industries as exist are mostly in Hansi and Bhiwani, where there are mills for ginning and pressing cotton. Cotton cloths tastefully embroidered with silk, known as phulkdris, are a well-known local product.

Fig. 86.

Rohtak became a British possession in 1803, but it was not till after the Mutiny that it was brought Area, 2248 sq. m. Cultd area, 1815 sq. m. Pop. 714,834. Land Rev. Rs. 16,66,364 —£111,091.wholly under direct British administration. The old district consisted of the three tahsils of Rohtak, Gohana, and Jhajar, but on the breaking up of the Delhi district the Sonepat tahsil was added.

Rohtak is practically a purely agricultural tract with