Revenue block

Revenue blocks, revenue circles, firka, or patwar circles are the local revenue sub-divisions of the various districts of the states of India. These blocks should not be confused with the similar Panchayath union blocks (Blocks) and taluks. The revenue blocks exist to simplify local administration, and each consists of a small number of revenue villages, governed by a Revenue Inspector. The Revenue Inspector is charged with a number of key administrative roles, most notably the identification and collection of tax revenue. Sometimes the land area in a revenue circle is identified as an ILRC (Inspector Land Revenue Circle) for administrative purposes.[1][2] While Revenue blocks may be as large as or larger than a tehsil, revenue circles are generally smaller. In the state of Tamil Nadu alone, there are 1,127 revenue blocks.[3]

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  1. ^ "Delimitation of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies Order, 2008" (PDF). The Election Commission of India. Archived (PDF) from the original on 5 October 2010.
  2. ^ Pandey, Krishan K. & Tikkiwal, G. C. (2010). "Generalized Class of Synthetic Estimators for Small Areas under Systematic Sampling Scheme" (PDF). Statistics In Transition (new series). 11 (1): 75–89. Archived (PDF) from the original on 4 November 2010.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 23 September 2011. Retrieved 20 September 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Anirudh Krishna, Active Social Capital: Tracing the Roots of Development and Democracy, Columbia University Press (2002, ISBN 9780231500821)