Royal Commission on Labour in India: Report(1929)||
The area to be allotted to each Board must depend on local considerations and we do not desire to suggest definite limits. It is necessary, on the one hand, to avoid giving a Board an unmanageably large area and, on the other hand, to make it possible for a Board to provide an adequate staff without excessive cost. We imagine that in Assam one Board could suitably be constituted for the Surma Valley and two for the Assam Valley, one of which, with its centre at Jorhat, might have charge of the lower part of the valley and the other the northeastern districts. In the Dooars there might be a single Board, but we doubt if that Board will be able to cater for the other planting areas of the Bengal Presidency. In South India we think that separate Boards would be required for Coorg and the Anamalais; but, whilst it may be possible to combine the Nilgiris and the Wynaad areas under one Board, we see disadvantages in such combination and suggest consultation between the Madras Government and planters' associations on this point.