Pathrot.-Houses 1081, population 4510. A large centre of garden cultivation situated in the west of the Ellichpur taluk twelve miles from Paratwada and six from Anjangaon Surji by the District Board road. A bazar is held on Thursdays; and in addition to the gardens there is a considerable dry crop of chillies. It has a sixth standard
vernacular school and post office and a first-class police station under a Sub Inspector.
Pedhi River.-A river rising in the southern portion of the Morsi taluk; runs through the centre of the Amraoti taluk roughly parallel to the Purna river in a south-westerly direction. It flows through Balgaon and Bhatkuli and leaves the taluk at Bapori; and from thence taking a bend towards the west meets the Puma. The supply of water is small but perennial.
Purna River.-(Said to be the ancient Payoshni).-A river of Berar having its source in the Gawilgarh hills in 21° 36' N., and 77° 36' E. near Bhainsdehi in the Betul District of the Central Provinces. The river takes a south-westerly course and flowing through the Ellichpur taluk as far as Assegaon, forms the boundary between the Amraoti taluk and the Ellichpur and Daryapur taluks up to the northern border of the Murtizapur taluk, thus traversing a distance of about 50 miles; it then takes a bend towards the west and flows about midway between the Gawilgarh and Balaghat hills draining the central valley of the Berars. From the point at which it turns towards the west it forms the District boundary between Amraoti and Akola Districts as far as Dahihanda.
Then leaving Amraoti and following the same westerly course through the north-western portion of the Akola District it enters Buldana near Wanjargaon, from thence separating the Jalgaon taluk from the Malkapur aud Khamgaon taluks, it flows on till it leaves the Buldana District at Dadhalgaon and after some distance meets the Tapti in Khandesh. The river is not navigable by boats. The banks though soft resist to a great extent serious inroads by the channel water. On the banks of the Purna water can be always had by sinking wells; but owing to the peculiarity of the sub-soil, the water is sometimes very brackish and except for washing can be little used. For irrigation the Purna is unsuitable in consequence of its high banks and the scanty supply of water. The tributaries on its right bank within the District are the Chandrabhaga and Shahnur. The total length of the river roughly measured from the map is about 155 miles, of which about 75 miles lie within the District.
Pusda.-Amraoti taluk, 12 miles to the north of Amraoti, and about 3 miles to the east of the Chandur Bazar road. The population is 2,158. There is a vernacular school with a branch post office. The District Board has provided a sarai for native travellers. A bazar is held on Saturdays.
Pusla.-Houses 1,080, inhabitants 4,837, a large but poor village in the north-east of the Morsi taluk. The population includes a large number of Koshtis, who weave coarse cloth for the local market, and are in times of scarcity hard pressed to find a living. The soil of the village moreover is poor and not suited for high cultivation. Thus on the approach of famine Pusla is one of the first villages to require attention. It has a Public Works Department inspection bungalow in connection with the road from Amraoti to the Wardha river; and the neighbouring Pusla grazing reserve is the largest block of C class forest in the Amraoti Division. Pusla is 60 miles from Amraoti and the projected railway line may be expected to bring some increase of prosperity.