Progress of the Gondal State
Situated as Gondal is, there is no port through which
money may create wealth with the growth of trees, or mines that can give
ores, coal, chemicals and the like. Its little territory is mere
agricultural land, a few jungle-growths and number of quarries.
Gondal territory is a midland strip of level fertile
plains with but few hills to break their monotony. Most of the land is
thus available for cultivation and every effort is made to utilize every
patch of available land for agricultural purpose.
The villages have increased their wealth. The
extension of their house property has been noticed elsewhere. Their wealth
of agricultural implements as well as their cattle wealth have been
replenished greatly by profits of their produce. Much waste land, which
was useless both as pasture or forest reserve, has been brought under
cultivation by the villagers.
The process has been accelerated by the program of
the Public Works Department of the State as the public works are not
confined to the populace, and also partly those of the other
jurisdictions, because of the interwoven nature of the Kathiawad States.
A State may provide food and every other facility to
its people but if there is no security of person and property how can
there be any real progress worth the name? The continual vigilance and
efficient detection of the Gondal Police combined with a prompt and
equitable justice have spread awe into the hearts of possible criminals.
It may indeed be said without fear of
exaggeration that just as the military watch-tower (Kotha) distinguishes
every village of his illustrious ancestors Bha Kumbhaji of the earlier
warlike days so the handsome and airy school-house distinguishes every
town and village of Shree Bhagvatsinhji in our days of comparative peace
Thus Gondal does not base its hopes of glory on the
grand and magnificent palaces and gorgeous robes and jewellery of its
Royalty. Its ideal is a simply dressed ruler living in a simple mansion
with a proverbially modest civil list, ruling over an independent and
well-contented peasantry and people. It does not measure its worth by the splendor
of its material belongings but by the worth of the individual man under
The Gondal State had three
main cities , were the progress of the Gondal State can be seen they
are Gondal , Dhoraji and Upleta
.The chart here shows the progress of the Gondal State,
starting from year 1870 to 1932 (form the childhood to the 62 year of
Chart of Annual Income of State