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section was considerably expanded during the year under report
but the progress was hampered for want of a weaving instruc-
tress, the post of which was sanctioned by Government but no
appointment was made for want of funds. The vegetable garden
of this hospital is entirely run by the patients' labour and the
hospital is entirely self-supporting as regards its vegetable and
fruit supply. The following table shows the total income derived
from the garden during the year under report, and in the
previous two years :—

Income.

Details.

1930.

1929.

1928.

Rs.

a.

p.

Rs.

Rs.

Supply of vegetables, fruits, onion,
garlic, ginger, chillies, etc., to
hospital.

20,605

9

6

25,092

21,553

Supply of fodder to the hospital ...

316

4

0

547

358

Sale of surplus vegetables, etc. to
the staff and public.

2,120

5

3

2,985

1,519

Total ...

23,044

2

9

28,624

23,430

Expenditure.

Pay of coolies, laying-out cost, cost
of manure, seeds, plants, imple-
ments tools, and miscellaneous
articles.

6,672

2

9

5,902

7,381

The reason for the reduced income shown in 1930 in
comparison to the previous years is that the prices of the
vegetables supplied to the hospital were reduced in accordance
with the decrease of the market prices of these commodities,
although the quantity supplied in 1930 was more than the
previous years.

The average daily number of patients employed in the
vegetable garden was 139 in 1930, 145 in 1929 and 142 in 1928.

The construction of four wells in the garden area for the
purpose of irrigation was taken in hand during the year under
review by the Public Works Department and the work is
expected to be completed in 1931-32.

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