Beladi Salhapur village is located in the Roorkee block of Haridwar district. The village is governed by Beladi Salhapur Gram Panchayat. Its location code or village code No. is 056436 (according to census 2011). It is at a distance of 7 km from Roorkee and about 350m from NH-58 which connects Roorkee to Haridwar. The nearest major Railway stations are Roorkee and Haridwar Junction.
The total geographical area of village is 248.77 hectares. Beladi Salhapur has a total population of 2500(approx.) peoples. The village is situated in two sub-villages. The first one, on the right hand side of the main road (Roorkee to Haridwar) consists of approximately 450 households, known as ‘Old Beladi Salhapur’ and the other about 200m away known as ‘New Beladi Salhapur’.
Nearly 70 per cent of the villagers are engaged in agriculture or agriculture related work, though the number of big farmers is very less majority of the farmers are low scale farmers, 20-25 percent people work as agriculture and construction workers and the rest are engaged in either dairy and other animal products’ selling and a very few number is employed in service sector (private companies etc.).
There are two Government schools in this village for boys and girls. There is one Co-operative Society (more of a Self Help Group) in this village which provides loan to the villagers but this society also doesn’t function smoothly due to the lack of money with the group. Majority of the population are SCs. The caste distribuiton of the village has mainly two castes “Rhods” and “Sainis”. If a few number of houses of the upper caste are kept aside the majority of the houses are made with bricks and having 1-2 rooms. The main source of drinking water are the hand pumps (groundwater) installed nearly at every house. Public water taps are also installed by the Government. The number of such taps are around 20-30. But the taps remain waterless most of times as testified by the villagers. The home cleanliness level is decent but the village-level sanitation, cleanliness of ponds and water bodies, the public drains and the scattered waste around the village presents a governance issue in the village.