Upshi

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Upshi
village
The village of Upshi and road junction at the northern end of the Leh Manali Highway
The village of Upshi and road junction at the northern end of the Leh Manali Highway
Upshi is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Upshi
Upshi
Location in Jammu and Kashmir, India
Upshi is located in India
Upshi
Upshi
Upshi (India)
Coordinates: 33°48′N 77°48′E / 33.8°N 77.8°E / 33.8; 77.8Coordinates: 33°48′N 77°48′E / 33.8°N 77.8°E / 33.8; 77.8
Country India
State Jammu and Kashmir
District Leh
Tehsil Leh
Population (2011)
 • Total 128
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Census code 890

Upshi is a village and road junction on the Leh-Manali Highway in Ladakh region of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is located 47 km (29 mi) to the southeast of Leh along the Indus river valley and Tanglang La on the Leh-Manali highway. Gya is also to the south.[1]

Wish you Safe & Happy Journey. Upshi, Ladakh. 2010

An ancient trading road (right turn while coming from Manali) heads to the east from Upshi towards Tibet. There is a helipad on this road. There is a Customs and Excise department's check post on Leh-Manali highway towards Manali after crossing the river. Goat farming is important to the local economy.[2]

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census of India, Upshi has 26 households. The effective literacy rate (i.e. the literacy rate of population excluding children aged 6 and below) is 72.65%.[3]

Demographics (2011 Census)[3]
Total Male Female
Population 128 64 64
Children aged below 6 years 11 8 3
Scheduled caste 0 0 0
Scheduled tribe 128 64 64
Literates 85 46 39
Workers (all) 70 35 35
Main workers (total) 70 35 35
Main workers: Cultivators 53 20 33
Main workers: Agricultural labourers 0 0 0
Main workers: Household industry workers 0 0 0
Main workers: Other 17 15 2
Marginal workers (total) 0 0 0
Marginal workers: Cultivators 0 0 0
Marginal workers: Agricultural labourers 0 0 0
Marginal workers: Household industry workers 0 0 0
Marginal workers: Others 0 0 0
Non-workers 58 29 29

References[edit]

  1. ^ Outlook Publishing (July 2008). Outlook Traveller. Outlook Publishing. p. 35. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Jina, Prem Singh (1995). High Pasturelands of Ladakh Himalaya. Indus Publishing. p. 53. ISBN 978-81-7387-026-2. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Leh district census". 2011 Census of India. Directorate of Census Operations. Retrieved 2015-07-23.