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Non-Farm Activities in Palampur


25 per cent of the people of Palampur village are engaged in Non-Farm Activities.

Non-Farm Activities in Palampur can be classified into four categories:


Dairy :-

Dairy is a common activity in Palampur village.
  • People feed their buffalos on various kinds of grass and the jowar and bajra that grow during the rainy season.
  • The milk is sold in the nearby large village.
  • Traders have set up collection cum chilling centres from where the milk is transported to far away towns and cities.

For your Information
A dairy is a facility for the extraction and processing of animal milk - mostly from goats or cows, but also from buffalo, sheep, horses, or camels - for human consumption.


In India ‘Operation Flood’ was a rural development programme started by India's National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) in the year 1970. The objective of this programme was to create a nationwide milk grid.


‘Operation Flood’ resulted in making India one of the largest producers of milk and milk products, and hence is also called the White Revolution of India.

It also helped reduce malpractices by milk traders and merchants. This revolution followed the Green revolution and helped decrease poverty and famine levels from their dangerous proportions.


Amul (Anand Milk Union Limited) was the company behind the success of ‘Operation Flood’ and in turn the company became a big company based on cooperative movement.

Amul was formed in the year 1946. It is based in Anand town, in Gujarat and has been a sterling example of a co-operative organization's success in the long run.

Amul has spurred the White Revolution of India, which has made India the largest producer of milk and milk products in the world. It is also the world's biggest vegetarian cheese brand.


Amul Products

Small-scale manufacturing
  • Only less than 50 people are engaged in manufacturing in Palampur.
  • Manufacturing in this small village is on a very small scale.
  • Manufacturing is usually carried out in the houses by the family members itself
  • Making jaggery from sugarcane is one of the small-scale manufacturing activities that take place in Palampur.
The Making of Jaggery

Shop keeping
  • In the imaginary village of Palampur there are not many people involved in trading.
  • The few shopkeepers are people who buy various goods from wholesale markets in the cities and sell them in the village.
  • The small general stores in the village sells a wide range of items like rice, wheat, sugar, tea, oil, biscuits, soap, toothpaste, batteries, candles, notebooks, pen, pencil and even cloth.
  • Houses close to the bus-stand have used a small portion of their house to establish these shops.
  • Some shops sell eatables too.
  • Transportation is a fast developing field in the village of Palampur.
  • A large number of vehicles connect this small village to the neighbouring towns.
  • We can find rickshaws, tongas, jeeps , tractors and the traditional bullock carts and bogeys.
  • These vehicles transport people and goods from one place to another.
  • The people who drive these vehicles earn their living from the fares given by the people who use the services of these vehicles.
  • The number of people involved in transport business has grown over the last several years.
Vehicles on the Palampur


Farming is the main production activity in this imaginary village of Palampur. The people have adapted new methods in farming and have increased their yield considerably.


This is indeed a remarkable achievement as the land for cultivation is fixed. The non farming sector though not very strong is improving.

The village is becoming more prosperous as the years are progressing.

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