|Palanpur Agency (1819 - 1925)|
Banas Kantha Agency (1925 - 1933)
|•||Changes in the ||1933|
|•||1901||16,558 km2 (6,393 sq mi)|
|28.2 /km2 (73.1 /sq mi)|
| This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). . |
Palanpur Agency, also spelled Pahlunpore Agency, was a political agency or collection of
Established in 1819, the Agency was under the political control of the
The designation of Palanpur Agency was changed to Banas Kantha Agency in 1925.
Palanpur Agency had (in 1908) the political control and supervision of four states (Palanpur, Radhanpur, Tharad and Wao) and five petty estates, besides 343 non-jurisdictional
The majority of the Agency was ruled by Muslim chiefs, principally those of Palanpur and Radhanpur, the petty chiefs in the Warahi thana, and the Tervada chiefs under Deodar thana. The remaining estates were ruled by
The states lay outside the scope of British Indian laws and regulations, unless they were specially extended and applied. The Political Agent acted as Sessions Judge for the whole Agency, except for the states of Palanpur and Radhanpur. In addition he exercised the powers of a District Judge and District Magistrate in all the petty jurisdictional estates, besides being responsible, as District Officer, of general supervision of the administration of the states. The Assistant Political Agent acted as ex-officio Superintendent of the Palanpur Imperial Police, controlling the force employed in the Headquarters and thana circles.
On 15 November 1879 the portion of the Western Rajputana States Railway between Ahmedabad and Palanpur opened for public traffic. In 1890 the diwan of Palanpur further agreed to cede jurisdiction over certains lands for the construction of a 17-mile (27 km) railway line between Palanpur and the military cantonment of Deesa.