Mul, with in 1961 a population of 7,469 is perhaps the largest village in Candrapur tahsil, besides the towns of Candrapur and Ballarpur. Formerly it was the headquarters of and gave its name to a large tahsil embracing the old Haveli, Rajgarh, Ghatkul, Amganv and Wairagadh parganas, including the city of Candrapur within its limits. In 1895, however, the headquarter was shifted to Candrapur and at the same time the name of the tahsil was changed to Canda from Mul. The village lies at the trijunction of the Candrapur-Mul-Umred and the Mul-Gadh-ciroli roads, 43.45 km. (27 miles) north-east of Candrapur and well within the heavy rice tract. While the Umred road runs onwards to Nagpur, the Gadhciroli road forks at Gadhciroli, one arm of it running towards Armori and the other terminating at Murumganv in the extreme east of the district. The Candrapur-Nagbhid railway line has a railway station at Mul. This position constitutes Mul an important feeder market to Candrapur through which all traffic or at least a major part of it, between Candrapur and a large part of the interior of the district, must pass Mul is pleasantly and picturesquely situated in the neigh-bourhood of the hills named after it; a river, which also hears its name in the maps but which is locally called Huma, flows in a shallow bed, a mile or two to the east of the village site. Mahars and Dhimars form the dominant section of the population. Mul and the neighbouring village of Maroda boast of several large shops, but yet the trading community is small as compared with the number of those dependent on agriculture. Sugarcane and rice are extensively cultivated and there is a large tank giving full irrigation to an extensive rice growing tract. Along Mul-Gadhciroli road two agriculture research centres have been set up. The first one of these is at Bothli about 20.92 km. (13 miles) distant from Mul. It covers an area of 34.40 hectares (85 acres) and produces improved seeds of paddy, tur, horsegram and wheat. Its lands are irrigated by the channelised waters of the Asola Mendha tank, one of the largest of the many Canda talavs. The second centre is at Vehad and grows improved seeds of rice, jovar, wheat and horsegram. It occupies 33 hectares (81.82 acres) of land and also receives waters from Asola Mendha. Mul and Saoli, yet another important villages in Canda, are becoming complementary, and figured prominently during the Khadi Gramodyog movement launched by Mahatma Gandhi. Mul once belonged to the Maratha family of Fadnavis. The village has facilities up to high school education, a hospital a veterinary dispensary, post and telegraph office and a police station. Though there is plenty of water for irrigation it suffers from inadequacy of potable water. The only antiquarian remains are some cromlechs which are used by Kurumvars as shrines for their deities. A large weekly bazar is held on Wednesdays.