Saifai
Village
Saifai Clock Tower
Nickname(s): 
Saifai village
Saifai
Saifai
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Saifai
Saifai
Saifai (India)
Coordinates: 26°57′06″N 78°58′04″E / 26.9516073°N 78.9677199°E / 26.9516073; 78.9677199Coordinates: 26°57′06″N 78°58′04″E / 26.9516073°N 78.9677199°E / 26.9516073; 78.9677199
Country India
StateUttar Pradesh
Administrative divisionKanpur
DistrictEtawah
Government
 • TypePanchayat Raj
 • BodyGram Panchayat
 • Gram Pradhan (Village head)Ramphal Valmiki
Area
 • Village8.8747 km2 (3.4265 sq mi)
Elevation
102 m (335 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Village
7,141[1]
Languages
 • OfficialHindi (हिन्दी)
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
206130
Vehicle registrationUP-75
SDMJyotsna Bandhu
MPMulayam Singh Yadav (Mainpuri constituency)
MLAShivpal Singh Yadav (Jaswantnagar constituency)
Block PramukhMridula Yadav
HighwaysAgra-Lucknow Expressway, State Highway 83 (Uttar Pradesh)
Literacy82.44%
AirportSaifai Airstrip
Websiteetawah.nic.in

Saifai is a university town in the Etawah district[1] of Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.[2] It is also a sub-division (Tehsil) and Block (Kshetra Panchayat) of the Etawah district. It is the birthplace of Mulayam Singh Yadav, founding president of Samajwadi Party, former Minister of Defence and former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh.[3] According to the newspaper The Hindu, Saifai is in a process to establish itself as a sports and education hub in the state.[4]

Geography

Saifai, categorised as a village, is situated in Etawah district at the border with Mainpuri district. Area of Saifai village is 887.47 hectares and area of Saifai Block (Kshetra Panchayat) is 20,403.30 hectares.[5] It is located 23 km towards North from District headquarters and nearest city Etawah. Mainpuri is located 32 km away from Saifai. It is about 110 km away from historic city of Taj Mahal, Agra and 230 km from State capital Lucknow.

Saifai Tehsil and Block

Saifai is a Sub-Division (Tehsil) and Block (Kshetra Panchayat) of Etawah district, Uttar Pradesh. There are about 60 villages in Saifai block.[6] Saifai Block (Kshetra Panchayat) comes under Jaswantnagar Vidhan Sabha constituency and Mainpuri Lok Sabha constituency.[2]

Education

Main page: Category:Universities and colleges in Saifai

Uttar Pradesh University of Medical Sciences, Saifai
Uttar Pradesh University of Medical Sciences, Saifai

University

Colleges

Schools

Training centres

Transport

Road

Saifai village is connected to Mainpuri and Etawah by a four-lane State Highway 83 (Uttar Pradesh). Agra-Lucknow Expressway is passing near to Saifai, giving it express connectivity to Delhi, Agra, Kannauj and Lucknow. Saifai also has a bus station and a depot, owned and operated by Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) at which UPSRTC buses are available to all major destinations of the state.[17] Saifai Depot of UPSRTC has 25 buses as of December 2020.[18]

Rail

Saifai halt station, also spelled as Saiphai railway station is situated at newly built Mainpuri-Etawah line railway track. It connects Saifai to Etawah railway station, which is situated at Howrah–Delhi main line.[19]

Airport

Main article: Saifai Airstrip

Hawker 900XP of Uttar Pradesh Government at Saifai Airstrip (2016)
Hawker 900XP of Uttar Pradesh Government at Saifai Airstrip (2016)

There is an airstrip situated near Saifai. It has only unscheduled chartered flights.

In 2015, Mirage 2000 aircraft of Indian Air Force have been operating from the airstrip, testing grounds for possible development of this airport in case of emergency, like a war.[20] In 2018, Indian Air Force did their second practice exercise at Saifai Airstrip.[21][22]

Census 2011

Village

According to Census 2011, Saifai is a large village located in Etawah district, Uttar Pradesh with total 1481 families residing. The Saifai village has population of 7141 of which 3917 are males while 3224 are females as per Population Census 2011.[1]

In Saifai village population of children with age 0–6 is 1059 which makes up 14.83% of total population of village. Average Sex Ratio of Saifai village is 823 which is lower than Uttar Pradesh state average of 912. Child Sex Ratio for the Saifai as per census is 912, higher than Uttar Pradesh average of 902.[1]

Saifai village has higher literacy rate compared to Uttar Pradesh. In 2011, literacy rate of Saifai village was 82.44% compared to 67.68% of Uttar Pradesh. In Saifai, Male literacy stands at 89.27% while female literacy rate was 74.00%.[1]

Block (Vikas Khand/Kshetra Panchayat)

According to Census 2011, Saifai has 19,578 families residing. The Saifai Block (Vikas Khand/Kshetra Panchayat) has population of 1,12,620 of which 60,479 are males while 52,141 are females as per Population Census 2011.[5]

Stadiums

Saifai is in the process of establishing itself as a sports hub in the State. Saifai has two Sports Complexes.

Saifai Mahotsav

Organised between 1997 and 2015, Saifai Mahotsav (official name Ranveer Singh Smriti Saifai Mahotsav) was an annual 15-day cultural fair organised by Ranveer Singh Smriti Saifai Mahotsav committee. It was started in 1997 by Late Ranveer Singh Yadav, nephew of Mulayam Singh Yadav and father of Tej Pratap Singh Yadav (ex-MP from Mainpuri) as a small village fair named Saifai Mahotsav which was renamed as Ranveer Singh Smriti Saifai Mahotsav after his death in 2002.[23] The closing ceremony which was also known as Bollywood Night was often turn into controversial event due to participation of bollywood celebrities. It used to takes place in Saifai village every year during December and January months. Organisation of Saifai Mahotsav was cancelled in 2016 during Samajwadi Party's government and it will be never be organised again.[24]

Nearby Cities

Notable people

References

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  2. ^ a b "Neighbours' Envy: Remarkable growth of Saifai has left other villages feeling left out". 18 January 2014. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Saifai: Medical varsity in Mulayam village gets Governor's nod". 3 May 2016. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  4. ^ Ganesan, Uthra (5 May 2016). "In the middle of nowhere, Saifai attempts to emerge as a major sporting hub". The Hindu. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
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  8. ^ "UP govt to establish medical science university in Saifai". Business Standard. 13 March 2015.
  9. ^ सैफ़ई मेडिकल यूनिवर्सिटी को गवर्नर का ओके. NBT (in Hindi). 3 May 2016.
  10. ^ "Official website of the Uttar Pradesh University of Medical Sciences". upums.ac.in. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  11. ^ "www.ccspg.org (Website of Chaudhary Charan Singh Post Graduate College)". Chaudhary Charan Singh Post Graduate College.
  12. ^ "Colleges in ETAWAH DISTRICT". Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University.
  13. ^ "List of Law Colleges having approval of affiliation of the Bar Council of India" (PDF). Bar Council of India.
  14. ^ "www.ssmssps.com (Website of S.S. Memorial Senior Secondary Public School)". S.S. Memorial Senior Secondary Public School.
  15. ^ "SAI Training Centers-Sports Authority of India, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports – Government of India". sportsauthorityofindia.nic.in. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  16. ^ "Lucknow Samachar: साई में ऐडमिशन के लिए 29 और 30 को होंगे ट्रायल – trial for 29 and 30 for admission in sai". Navbharat Times (in Hindi). Retrieved 27 September 2019.
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  18. ^ "परिवहन निगम का सैफई डिपो शुरू, यूनिवर्सिटी के मरीजों को होगा फायदा". www.jagran.com (in Hindi). Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  19. ^ इटावा-मैनपुरी रेलवे ट्रैक पर जल्द दौड़ेगा इंजन. दैनिक जागरण (in Hindi). 24 February 2016.
  20. ^ "Mulayam's Saifai plays host to fighter planes". The Times of India. 19 August 2015.
  21. ^ "Indian Air Force will practice at Saifai Airstrip, second time". state highway 83 (blog). 13 April 2018.
  22. ^ http://www.univarta.com/news/states/story/1199844.html
  23. ^ "Mulayam's Rs 20 cr Saifai festival exposes audacity of political class". Firstpost. 9 January 2014. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  24. ^ "सैफई महोत्सव का आयोजन दूसरी बार निरस्त". Amar Ujala. Retrieved 27 September 2019.