Jaspur is a developing town and a municipal board in Udham Singh Nagar district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand.

Jaspur
Town
Jaspur is located in Uttarakhand
Jaspur
Jaspur
Location in Uttarakhand, India
Jaspur is located in India
Jaspur
Jaspur
Jaspur (India)
Coordinates: 29°17′00″N 78°49′00″E / 29.283331°N 78.816673°E / 29.283331; 78.816673Coordinates: 29°17′00″N 78°49′00″E / 29.283331°N 78.816673°E / 29.283331; 78.816673
Country India
StateUttarakhand
DistrictUdham Singh Nagar
Government
 • TypeMunicipal council
Elevation
220 m (720 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total50,523
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
244712[1]
Vehicle registrationUK 18
Websiteuk.gov.in

DemographicsEdit

As of the 2001 India census,[2] Jaspur had a population of 39,048. Males constituted 53% of the population and females 47%. According to 2011 India census,[3] Jaspur has a population of 1,26,397. Male constituted 52.37% of the population and females 47.63%. Jaspur had an average literacy rate of 60%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy was 67%, and female literacy was 52%. In Jaspur, 17% of the population was under 6 years of age. Hindi is the most common language here but some people also understand Punjabi language Urdu and English.

GeographyEdit

Jaspur is located at 29°17′N 78°49′E / 29.28°N 78.82°E / 29.28; 78.82.[4] It has an average elevation of 320 metres (1050 feet). It is a small city, 45 km from Corbett National Park, Ramnagar and 210 km from New Delhi. It is 110 km from Nainital. It is the border town of Uttarakhand.

TransportationEdit

It is well connected to all major cities of the states and region. NH-74 connects Haridwar in Uttranchal with Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh via Pilibhit. The total length of NH 74 is 333 km. It connects Jaspur to major cities like Haldwani, Kashipur, Gadarpur, Rudrapur, Kicha, Ramnagar, Haridwar and Dehradun. The town has its own local bus stand, while the government bus station lies on the outskirts of the city. The railway project is proposed to begin soon in the town connecting Kashipur to Dhampur via Jaspur.

Culture and PeopleEdit

The majority of the population is Hindu, Punjabi or Sikh, along with a smaller Muslim community.

Jaspur has a largely educated population. In fact, Mr. Varun Goel of Jaspur was awarded the Wiedenfeld-Hoffman scholarship by the University of Oxford in May 2021.

EconomyEdit

Jaspur also known as wood city of India, it has a traditional wood mandi and some agro-processing industries. Many people in the city are self-employed and run shops, though the economy of the city is mainly based on agriculture. There is a sugar mill at Nandehi near the city, and many rice and paper mills in the vicinity of the city. The town has a number of hospitals. A number of businesses are well settled in the town such as automobile, clothings and garments, bookstores, jewellers, confectioneries, hardware stores, paint stores, sweet shops and restaurants.

Many new food and agro processing industries have come up in Jaspur, including Shri Ram Solvent Extractions and KOOK Frozen Foods.

TemplesEdit

Temples include the historical Buddhist Monastery at the village of Bahadurpur, the Shri Thakur Mandir, which is also called Manokamna Mandir, having the great statues of Abhimantrit Hanuman Ji along with Ram Parivar and Shri Radha Krishna Ji, and Bada Mandir. A Gayatri mata Mandir placed on the back of the indane gas agency . A Shiv Mandir also placed in Gopal Nagar, near Awas Vikas. Jaspur had an Mosque known as JAMA MASJID which is honour of the city

PopulationEdit

As per the Population Census 2011 data, following are some quick facts about Jaspur.

Population : 170,315, Sex Ratio : 911.

Total Male Female
Children (Age 0-6) 23,902 12,725 11,177
Literacy 73.59% 70.06% 55.79%
Scheduled Caste 27,962 14,685 13,277
Scheduled Tribe 29 14 15
Illiterate 62,576 26,682 35,894

Caste-wise Population - JaspurEdit

Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 16.4% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 0% of total population in Jaspur Tehsil of .

Total Male Female
Schedule Caste 27,962 14,685 13,277
Schedule Tribe 29 14 15

Religion-wise Population - JaspurEdit

Religion Total Male Female
Hindu 87,746 (51.52%) 46,131 41,615
Muslim 63,622 (37.36%) 33,155 30,467
Christian 233 (0.14%) 125 108
Sikh 18,595 (10.92%) 9,633 8,962
Buddhist 11 (0.01%) 9 2
Jain 16 (0.01%) 11 5
Other Religion 0 (0%) 0 0
No Religion Specified 92 (0.05%) 53 39

Urban/Rural Population - JaspurEdit

As per Census 2011, there are total 9,958 families under Jaspur Tehsil living in urban areas while 9,958 families are living within Rural areas. Thus around 34% of total population of Jaspur Tehsil lives in Urban areas while 66% lives under Rural areas. Population of children (0 - 6 years) in urban region is 8,121 while that in rural region is 15,781.

Total Urban Rural
Population 170,315 57,849 112,466
Children (0 - 6 years) 23,902 8,121 15,781
Schedule Caste 27,962 4,055 23,907
Schedule Tribe 29 0 29
Literacy 73.59% 77.04% 71.81%
Sex Ratio 911 918 908

Working Population - JaspurEdit

In Jaspur Tehsil out of total population, 61,916 were engaged in work activities. 74.4% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 25.6% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 61,916 workers engaged in Main Work, 10,948 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 11,751 were Agricultural labourer.

Total Male Female
Main Workers 46,094 38,761 7,333
Cultivators 10,948 9,981 967
Agriculture Labourer 11,751 9,439 2,312
Household Industries 2,399 1,028 1,371
Other Workers 20,996 18,313 2,683
Marginal Workers 15,822 7,959 7,863
Non Working 108,399 42,397 66,002

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jaspur Khurd Pin code". pin-code.net. Retrieved 7 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  3. ^ "Census of India 2011: Data from the 2011 District Census Handbook, Udham Singh Nagar, including villages and towns" (PDF). Census Commission of India.
  4. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc – Jaspur