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VILLAGE LIFE IN INDIA

VILLAGE LIFE IN INDIA

Today I want to talk about Village Life In India, and I feel I am the right person to discuss this with you as I was born and bought up in Village and a city. My background is in Agriculture and Army. As you all know, India’s agricultural land (% of land area) was reported at 60.45 % in 2016, according to the World Bank collection of development indicators, compiled from officially recognized sources. According to the 2011 census of India, 68.84% of Indians (around 833.1 million people) live in 640,867 different villages. However, the size of these villages varies considerably. For example, 236,004 Indian villages have fewer than 500, while 3,976 villages have a population of 10,000+.

You will feel more at peace in a village.

VILLAGE LIFE IN INDIA
JHOTA BUGGI ( BULL CART) USED AS TRANSPORTING THINGS IN VILLAGE

So, let’s take a village to discuss this topic more practically and with a realistic feeling. My mother’s Village is called Tith Palu(official name) or Tellipura(Local name), located in Northern India and the Western Part of Uttar Pradesh State. Tith Palu village is 20 and 22 km away from Saharanpur and Yamunanagar’s closest city. But, even these Two cities themselves are not well known and are not metro cities mean, which Push Tith Palu Village even more Behind.

VILLAGE IN INDIA
A village lady walking inside Tith Palu village

VILLAGE LIFESTYLE IN INDIA

I have been to most villages in Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Rajasthan states, and I can say all towns almost have the same lifestyle and work routine.

Men of the house start their day early in the morning and go farming as they have to finish the work before sunrise and increase the temperature on the farm.

At the same time, women also Start working in the house cleaning, milk out from cattle, and arranging little snacks and tea for everyone.

Men of the houses do breakfast on the farm only there Tiffen will reach from home after 3 hours of work, and they take a little break and refreshment and start their career again till temperature in the field rises to an extreme level.

barber in village
uncle having cut at home from a family barber

after men return home, they bathe, rest, and do lunch, and sleep, and again in the evening, they are ready to work in the field after the temperature decreases. Sometimes, farmers are relaxed during the rainy season and have more leisure time playing cards and visiting relatives.

Children of the houses have to attend school and study, and in their free time, they help carry Tiffen to the farm and assist elders in farming and at home.

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family having a good time together in the Village

but, not most of the families have much land in villages, and they have to work as servants under someone with much land in towns, and work is also divided according to the person’s cast. Like, plumber cast people prefer to work plumbing, and barber cast prefer to cut hairs, so this list is very long as India only has 3,000 castes.

The main castes were divided into 3,000 and 25,000 sub-castes, each based on their specific occupation.
calf
shubh is playing with a newly born calf

FACILITIES IN VILLAGES OF INDIA

If we talk about the facilities there, I Say people of villages are very accessible in everything like they cook with wood and use electricity without an electric meter connection. They don’t have to pay taxes, but this is also a disadvantage as governments are not interested in villages. You can quickly see drainage problems, broken roads,  no mobile signal, no internet, and very little electricity in villages. If I talk about the current scenario, there is much development on rural roads, and now the government has started installing electric meters and providing 90% electricity to villagers. However, mobile and internet connectivity is still a dream for villagers as the villages like Tith Palu are still surviving, and this is a significant obstacle to their studies and growth.

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my aunty in the village washing clothes from a hand pump water

Some villages near mobile towers get good internet speed. In contrast, others are almost nothing, and villages’ behaviors are like they don’t complain even though I feel they are not smart enough to raise concerns over email and Twitter. Hence, their works keep pending for ages without getting highlighted.

I request that my uncle’s children (Shaili and Shanu), who live in Tith Palu village, study at a nearby school and never see the outside world, write something about their town Tith palu. They send me a WhatsApp message that I am submitting there as it is the message here below without editing.

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Bittu Uncle Tries started his farm diesel engine to extract water from inside the earth for the field.

Tithpalu village is situated in sarsawa saharanpur district. People of this village are living in a very peaceful manner. Agriculture is the main profession of this village. The total geographical area of villagers is 82.25 hectares, tithpalu has a total population of 718 people in both are men is 370 and women is 338. They are provided in 111 houses in this village, literacy rate in this village is 74% and growth of population is 7.3% . There are different types of castes in our village. Sarsawa is the nearest town to tithpalu. Which is approximately 4km away. Nearby some villages in tithpalu such as Majrikala, kundi, Raipur etc. This is a very backward area in village tithpalu ( telipura).

 

Here is the most beautiful environment in our  village. It’s more fertile soil to grow different types of crops such as wheat, rice, sugarcane,greengrass etc. Here roads are perfect in travelling, less pollution and pure atmosphere. They provide pure milk and ghee, good electricity and irrigation facilities. They are helping and caring for other people.

This is a critical situation faced by many children and people, because there are bad networks in our village and they have no proper facilities such as network issues or technology. Here is dirty water in our village. Most people are smoking and drinking and using abusive words. They are not clean in our village. Many people suffer from some difficulties. They do not have proper facilities such as education, good manners and they do not provide some people for our child.

 

The need in our village is high networking and good facilities to provide neat and clean water, education and new technology in our village.

So, this is above what they sent me. I hope you understand the children’s raw feelings and the situation in Village Life in India.

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my maternal grandmother with her daughter(my mother’s sister)

Villages still Do not have good water facilities, and sometimes when their handpump starts giving Redish dirty water, they don’t care and keep using it for a long time without worrying about what this water can harm their body and mind.

I never see any NGO or government official visiting or putting efforts into a village Like TITH PALU, but still, there is a lot of poverty in the Village as their people live in their small colony, and they are entirely adaptive to it.

Villagers are still not using Any LED television or smart t.v. I hope the government will provide internet and wifi facilities to each Village in India.

cattle food
cattle green and fresh food

 

Suppose I put some highlights on the cast system in this area. In that case, some primary cast is JAAT, GUJARAT, PANDIT, RAJPUR, THAKUR, and some big and powerful castes. Some other backward models and governments also divided some forms into scheduled castes and scheduled tribes.

For a long time, villagers had their own rules and regulations to follow, and some heads of the cast and villages decided how to punish and what punishment to give to the culprit without the interference of the police.

But in some significant cases like murder or rape, police have to interfere.

Jaat caste people
some elders from the jaat caste in Tith Palu Village

Village life in India is like here. Villagers do not have many expectations or needs from anyone. They are living there small with their problem. So they don’t need any interference from any government.

I feel villagers only, and the biggest problem is their Payment they don’t get on time from Big Sugar Mills where they sell sugar cake in colossal quantity. This is the only primary source of income here in this region of north India.

If villagers get their reward on time, they are the happiest on earth as they feel complete with this.

ADVANTAGES OF LIVING A VILLAGE LIFE IN INDIA

The Village has a Tranquility environment that gives immense peace and calmness to mind and body as people follow the rules of sleep after sunset and wake up before sunrise. Due to fewer mobile signals and the internet, People don’t use much technology or smartphones, creating a different environment.

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silent of night in the Village

Villagers have cattle, which means they have very pure mild and dairy products in huge quantities as the cattle get fresh green food from farms throughout the year, so the milk quality is very thick and pure.

Villagers are the only people who still hold the authentic Culture of India. They wear proper Indian dresses and speak actual Indian old regional languages.

Villagers are still pure-hearted and straightforward people and love to welcome guests deep from the heart.

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my uncle’s beautiful farm in tith palu village

Village people celebrate every festival of India like HOLI, DIWALI ETC

My uncle, below are a few pictures from the Tith Palu village.

goverdhan pooja on diwali-VILLAGE LIFE IN INDIA
My uncle’s family offers Govardhan pooja the night after the Diwali festival
goverdhan pooja
uncle offer Govardhan pooja. structure made up of cow dunk
godess laxmi pooja on diwali evening
shubh(youngest son) offers goddess Laxmi pooja on Diwali evening
indian goddess-VILLAGE LIFE IN INDIA
Shubh gives worship to the goddess in his Village
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cow dunk structure for worship
diwali fire crackers
Shubh with his firecrackers ready for Diwali festival evening.

Villagers have pure brown sugar as there are many kolhu(jaggery machines) nearby villages, so they quickly recognize the best quality jaggery and sugar.

brown sugar
grandmother showing pure brown sugar from a nearby factory

 

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uncle son (Chintu) is ready for school
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combined village family cooking and sharing food
naini ghee
Naini ghee- butter of Village and buttermilk

some more village food pictures from Tith Palu Village

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kadhi chawal(curry rice) in the Village
Dinner in village-VILLAGE LIFE IN INDIA
buttermilk, butter, dal(lentil), bhindi(lady’s finger), and chapati in village tith palu
chole poori
chole(chickpeas) poori(fried chapati) in village
dal chawal lunch- VILLAGE LIFE IN INDIA
popular and regular lunch in the village- dal chawal with buttermilk and kheer
curry or kadhi making in village by village women-VILLAGE LIFE IN INDIA
Aunty is making curry (kadhi) in Tith Palu village.

Village life in India is the natural and authentic life that shows the actual color of India to the world. After the Britishers left occupied India in 1947, India started changing; many metro cities formed, and people began adapting to western Culture and their dresses. But Rural India remains the same, but now after the mobile and internet revolution, there is no difference between Village and city. People have all the news and information about what’s happening around the city, so villagers can quickly copy and adapt to the city’s lifestyle.

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my maternal grandmother Bala Devi in Tith palu village
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Mango Pickle in the process of drying while grandmother Bala Devi makes it
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NORMAL INDIAN VILLAGE HOUSE VIEW
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KART AND CATTLE PARKED BESIDE EACH OTHER IN VILLAGE TITH PALU

But sometimes, in the Village, my heart cries as life is far from NGO or government reach, and the people of the villages don’t care or have knowledge about taking care of street animals

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A sick poor street dog in Tith Palu Village

So, in last I want to close this article by saying that India has incredible Culture and people in villages and needs to explore more by tourists. They need to form community-based income or tourism to increase their revenue and also help villagers to get highlighted in front of the world that they also exist.

If you Want to Order  Anything from this Village Tith Palu, let me know. I can send you via courier like brown sugar, ghee, rice, wheat, lentil, jaggery, or anything else you think can be available or produced in the Village.

WhatsApp-  +919760385133

email- chosubhash44@gmail.com

Also, read my other article – https://thepuresoul.in/jhirna-zone-jeep-safari-jim-corbett/.

My youtube video from Tith Palu Village about VILLAGE LIFE IN INDIA- https://youtu.be/zTT0a2O_ZaA

HARSIL VALLEY UTTARAKHAND

apple orchard harsil valley

HARSIL VALLEY – APPLE ORCHARD-UTTARAKHAND

 

We were on our car(KIA seltos) journey towards Gangotri temple (Uttarakhand Char Dham Yaoutsidetra) and Gangotri Temple is inside Gangotri national park.

apple orchard in harsil valley gangotri national park
Apple Orchard in Harsil Valley Gangotri national park

There is a place called Harsil which is famous for there natural beauty and apple orchard. As we reached there it was the time of evening and suddenly we saw first apple orchard beside the road and we were so excited to stop the car and get into the apple orchard field but the apple orchard field was guarded by there owners so we took the permission and get inside quickly actually the owners are so humble and welcoming nature, so we don’t miss the chance and enjoy the quality time there.

We also talk about the apple varieties in the orchard and harsil valley and the owners really gave us quality information. they told most of the premium apple variety like (royal apple). royal apple is the first batch of the apple comes in early October and most of the apple is exported to foreign as the quality is best among all.

and they told 2nd batch is of the variety named delicious apple which comes in the last of October(the time we were travelling to Gangotri temple). so we have to purchase the delicious variety apple only as this is the session and time they are available. so we purchased four carton box of apple

all this activity and journey is recoded by me via my phone (one plus 6 ) for my youtube audience. so you also don’t forget to enjoy this al journey video. here is the link of video harsil valley Uttarakhand

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