The chapter states that in what sense the village Palampur is developed. It states the problems face by farmers in India. It also describes the different farming methods and the farming and non-farmin activities in India. Palampur has a fairly well developed system of roads, transport, electricity, irrigation etc.
Palampur is anhypothetical village where:
1)Farming is the main occupational activity.
2)Apart from farming several other activities such as small scale mamufacturing dairy farming, transportation are also carried out on a limited scale.
3)It is well connected with neighbouring villages and town Raiganj, a big village, 3 km. away from Palampur.
4)Bullock carts, tongas, bogeys, loaded with Jaggery motorcycles, jeeps, tractors and trucks are used for travelling.
5)The village has about 450 families belonging to several different castes. About 80 families belong to upper caste. About 1/3rd of the population comprise of Scís .
6)Upper caste people live in well built houses, whereas Scís live in one corner of the village and their houses are made up of mud and straw.
7)Most of the houses have electric connections. Electricity powers or runsall the tube wells in the fields and is used in various types of small business.
8)Palampur has two primary schools and one high school. There is a Primary health centre run by the government and one private dispensary where sick peopleare treated.
The description above shows that Palampur has fairly well-developed system of roads, transport, electricity, irrigation, schools and health centre.