This lesson is about an imaginary village called Palampur :
Now let us look at the different aspects of this imaginary village.
The Imaginary Village - Palampur
- The main occupation in Palampur is farming.
- Dairy products are manufactured in a small scale.
- Palampur is well connected to the nearby villages
- An all-weather road connects Palampur to the neighbouring villages.
- Bullock carts, tongas, bogeys ,motorcycles, jeeps, tractors and trucks ply on the roads of this village.
Kinds of Transport
Many kinds of transport are visible on this road starting from bullock carts, tongas, bogeys (wooden cart drawn by buffalos) loaded with jaggery (gur) and other commodities to motor vehicles like motorcycles, jeeps, tractors and trucks.
- This village has about 450 families belonging to several different castes, of these about 80 families belong to the upper caste.
The 80 upper caste families own the majority of land in the village. Their houses, some of them quite large, are made of brick with cement plastering.
- The upper caste families in this village own the majority of land, and their houses are big and made of bricks and cement.
- The Schedule Caste or the Dalits form 1/3 of the population and they live in smaller houses made of mud and straw.
SCs (dalits) Living Status
The SCs (dalits) comprise one third of the population and live in one corner of the village and in much smaller houses some of which are of mud and straw.
- Most of the houses in Palampur have electricity.
- Tube wells are used for irrigation.
- There are two primary schools and 1 high school in Palampur.
- A government run Primary health care centre is also located in Palampur.
There is a primary health centre run by the government and one private dispensary where the sick are treated.
From the description given above it is easy to imagine a beautiful, calm village with well-developed roads, transportation, electricity, irrigation, schools and a health care centre.