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'Adminisistration [Administration] Reports 1931-1935' [‎180v] (360/416)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (206 folios). It was created in 1932-1936. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers Documents collected in a private capacity. .

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Exports .—The principal exports of the Shiraz market consist of
Lambskins, gums (trangacanth and Arabic), opium, almond kernels and
carpets. Statistics are not available.
Skins —The lambskin trade was very dull throughout the year, the
only buyers being the Soviets Trading Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. . The London market showed
renewed interest at the end of the year and contracts for over £10,000 for
lambskins were carried out.
Gums .—Gum tragacanth was in good demand during the year, not only
for London, but for America, Continental and Japanese buyers and large
orders were filled.
Prices for the better qualities rose and the high average exchange of
the £1, enabled exporters to pay good prices.
Shipments of Gum Arabic were fair.
Almond Kernels .—The usual small quantities exported increased
largely on the imposition of sanctions against Italy and quantities were
drawn not only by London and India but by the Spanish markets, presu
mably for re-export under their label.
Economic Conditions.-The™ was no improvement ,n the economic
condition of the Province of Pars. Tightness of money, with the dram
of taxation and the trade restrictions were more severe.
At seasons there was a shortage of currency which made banking and
other transactions difficult. . ., ,
The grower has benefitted by the increased and fixed P rlces ^
government and the trading companies for produce b u t
nhle to demand higher prices m years of small yields. Meanwtuie ms
purchasinTpower has increased to the benefit of government which wall
derive the" profit as the largest shareholder m the more important trading
-The road tax of Rials 100 (£1-5-0) per mensem on motor
cars was abolished early in the year, when an additional tax was impo
on petrol and kerosene.
A new tax of 3 per centum nd valorem upon all agricultural produce,
navable on entry into consuming centres, replaced the land tax which' it
S been foundl difficult to collect. The collection of the new tax has not
worked too smoothly, especially upon produce in transit which in practice
is liable to fresh payment at other centres. Facilities were given to land
owners for payment of arrears of the land tax All fines for non-paymen
have been waived and periods of grace of from two and a half to
years have been given for the payment of the arrears.
The tax of Rials 3 (about-/l(W.) formerly levied on lambskins has been
abolished. . . , j. £ u
Cost oi livinct. —In June there was a sharp rise in the cost of all local
commodltiei brefd, rice, ghee, charcoal, etc , owing to goyernmen and
municipal taxation upon agricultural produce. Appeals to the central
government by the Governor-General succeeded in securing a return to
normal prices in the ensuing two months.
Exchange.—With the rise in the value of silver, attempts were made
by the National Bank of Iran to force down the £1, which reached the
low exchange of Rials 54.
The market realized conditions and there were heavy speculative pur
chases of sterling which forced the Bank out of the bidding as their sterling
reserves became exhausted.
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Sterling soon stood at Rials 75 per £1, again and rose steadily to
Rials 35 and over, standing at nearly Rials 90 at the end of the year.
Supar Factory An East India Company trading post. .—The government sugar factory An East India Company trading post. erected at Marvdasht,
on the/Shiraz-Persepolis road, near the Band-i-Amir river, was opened
officially in the name of the Shah by the Prime Minister in October. The
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The volume includes Administration Report of the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. for the Year 1931 (Simla, Government of India Press: 1932); Administration Report of the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. for the Year 1932 (Simla: Government of India Press, 1933); Administration Report of the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. for the Year 1933 (Simla: Government of India Press, 1934); Administration Report of the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. for the Year 1934 (Simla: Government of India Press, 1935); and Administration Report of the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. for the Year 1935 (New Delhi: Government of India Press, 1936). The Report for 1935 shows some manuscript corrections.

The Administration Reports are divided into chapters relating to the various Agencies, Consulates, and other administrative areas that made up the Bushire Political Residency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. . Within the chapters there are sections devoted to reviews by the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. ; lists of senior personnel; foreign representatives; local government; military and marine affairs; movements of Royal Navy ships; aviation; political developments; slavery; trade and commerce; medical reports and sanitation; meteorological reports and statistics; communications; naval matters; the Royal Air Force; notable events; and related information.

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1 volume (206 folios)
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The Reports are bound in chronological order from the front to the rear of the volume.

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Foliation: the foliation system in use commences at 1 on the front cover and continues through to 208 on the back cover. The sequence is written in pencil, enclosed in a circle, and appears in the top right hand corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. page of each folio.

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