The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

printed - Tour Diary of the Deputy Commissioner, Naga Hills 1870 (John Butler) volume one

caption: need for road improvement
medium: tours
location: Deemahpoor Oagovree Jumoonah R. Kopile R. Diyung R. (Doyang R.) Samoogooting
date: 6.1.1870
person: Butler/ John
date: 5.1.1870-30.3.1870
note: inaccurate spelling in the original text
text: 6th January, Thursday. I left Deemahpoor this morning about 7 a.m. and reached Camp at Oagovree about 3 p.m. The distance being I should say between 18 and 20 miles, through a dense Forest Jungle the whole way without a single break and as may be supposed the road was not in very good order, never having had as far as I can gather a single pice spent upon it and yet this is the only road by which the ryats inhabiting the villages situated along the Jumoonah, Kopile and Doyang can reach Samoogooting I proposed therefore to solicit that a small grant of a few hundred rupees be made in order to open out this road for I am sure the road is much wanted and a small sum judiciously spent would be well laid out.