Salt Batty Lands

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Salt Batty lands referred to the lands that were reclaimed during the early and mid of 18th century and were given to individuals on a nominal rent for mainly the purpose of agriculture, specifically khara paddy that grows in salty lands. Most of the these were put to agriculture by Kunbis. Around 1854, the extensive salt batty lands in Bombay are shown by the dark area in this map:

1853 bombay Salt Batty lands.jpg