In this context, an attempt has been made to portray Some of the Macro Demographic Features of the Village Dadpur Inhabited by Clusters Of Eminent Craftsmen. Here an attempt has been made to describe the Demographic Profile of the Population in a hard Environment and economic Condition. The Demographic Data were Collected through Fieldwork and by Census report. The study revealed a growing population with high Literacy rate and Balanced Sex Ratio at Higher Age groups. Majority of the population Describe Their Work Profile as Laborer and Cultivator. Craft is an Expression of Creativity, it is a way to represent Philosophical Aspects and knowledge of a particular Group or Society that Shapes tradition in a particular way, where in Craftsmen as an individual or group Showcases the ability to manipulate the craft form and its experiences by every individual Perceiving it.
Demography is the Empirical and statistical Study of Human Populations. The Dynamics of any human Population can be studied with the help of the Basic Components of Demographic Structure which help us to understand the Demographic Processes.
Demography of Village
Population: -905 Peoples as per 2011 Census.
Total area: - 55.6 Hectares
Language: - Their common language is Bengali, but few craft artisan can speak and Understand Hindi.
Literacy: - Most of the Peoples are Educated, according to 2011 census the Literacy rate of Dadpur Village is 78.65 %. In Dadpur village Male Literacy stands at 85.45% while the female literacy rate was 70.94%.
Education: Almost 1/3rd Population of Dadpur village is 8th and 10th standard pass. Few primary schools are running in Dadpur.
Peoples: - The village people are very simple, honest and modest. The village has been a heaven for the Craft artisan. Here Craft resembles the way of life.
Market: - The Dadpur community market is far from today’s fast market, very few tea stall and Hotels are available. Tuesday is considering the “Haat baar” in Dadpur. “Haat” is nothing but a type of Big Bazaar for the village People.
Houses / Roads - Most of the houses in the village are muddy, Bamboo and cemented. The interior of the houses is very simple and unsophisticated.
Hotels/ Guest Rooms: Very few guest houses are available in Dadpur. If one has to stay nearby Dadpur, he/she has to stay nearby 58 gate area.
Demography of the Craft
50 – 60 households are related to this craft.
Wood type: - Toona wood (Redcedar) (1400 Cft)
Extra occupation: - Beside craftsmen, they are engaged in farming.
Government help: - Among the Craftsmen who are having DIC card can take loan from bank.
Selling price: - The selling price of the craft mostly depends upon the design and amount of labour. The craft with less design and aesthetics is sold around Rs 10000 and Rs 12000 – 13000 with much design.
Dadpur is a medium size village located in Uluberia- 1 Block of Howrah District, West Bengal with approximately 300 families residing. Dhulashimla is the Gram Panchayat of Dadpur Village. This Village is more or less an agriculture-based area and the People are largely dependent on agriculture for their Livelihood.
The Total Geographical Area of Village is Approximately 55 hectares. Uluberia is the Nearest Town to Dadpur which is Approximately 8kms away. Nearest Railway Station is Dadpur, which is within the Village, Pin Code of Dadpur Village is 711322. As per the constitution of India and Panchyati Raj Act, Dadpur Village is Administrated by Sarpanch who is elected representative of village. If one can consider the work Profile of Dadpur Village it is seen that, 95.15% of workers describe their work as Main work as Cultivators and rest Agricultural Labourer.
There is not any large scale Industry in the District, in this Village most of the Villagers are from Schedule Caste (99%) of total Population in Dadpur Village. The Climate of Dadpur Village is Mainly warm and Average Temperature is 25° C.
No direct train available from Bolpur to Uluberia ( Dadpur) Trains available from Bolpur to Howrah. From Howrah to Uluberia many trains are available. Howrah – Puri Passenger Howrah – Kharagpur MEMU Tamralipta Express. Paharia Express.
No direct buses are available from Bolpur-Uluberia.
In Dadpur the climate is warm and temperate. The Summers are much rainier than winters in Dadpur. The average temperature of Dadpur is 30° C. Precipitates here averages is 1728mm.