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Night View of Saifai village, Etawah district, U.P
Night View of Saifai village, Etawah district, U.P
Saifai village
Saifai is located in Uttar Pradesh
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Saifai is located in India
Saifai (India)
Coordinates: 26°57′50″N 78°57′11″E / 26.964°N 78.953°E / 26.964; 78.953
Country India
StateUttar Pradesh
 • TypePanchayat Raj
 • BodyGram Panchayat
 • Gram Pradhan (Village head)Ramphal Valmiki
 • Total8.8747 km2 (3.4265 sq mi)
102 m (335 ft)
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationUP-75
SDMSushant Srivastava, PCS
MPDimple Yadav (Mainpuri constituency)
MLAShivpal Singh Yadav (Jaswantnagar constituency)
Block PramukhMridula Yadav
HighwaysAgra-Lucknow Expressway, State Highway 83 (Uttar Pradesh)

Saifai is a large village and university town in the Etawah district[1] of the 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, the founding president of the Samajwadi Party, former Minister of Defence, in India and former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh.[3]


Saifai, categorised as a village, is situated in Etawah district at the border with Mainpuri district. Its geographical location falls under Ganges-Yamuna Doab of Uttar Pradesh.

Area of Saifai village is 887.47 hectares and area of Saifai Block (Kshetra Panchayat) is 20,403.30 hectares.[4] 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.[5] Saifai Block (Kshetra Panchayat) comes under Jaswantnagar Vidhan Sabha constituency and Mainpuri Lok Sabha constituency.[2]




Chaudhary Charan Singh Post Graduate College, Heonra, Saifai


Training centres

SAI Training Centres across India



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.[16][17] Saifai Depot of UPSRTC has 21 buses as of November 2023.[18]


Saifai railway 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]


Nearest international airport to Saifai is Lucknow International Airport and nearest domestic airport from Saifai is Agra Airport. It also has an airstrip.

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

The Saifai airstrip is used only by unscheduled chartered flights. In 2015, the Indian Air Force conducted emergency landing tests at the airstrip with the Mirage 2000 aircraft.[20] In 2018, the air force conducted a second practice exercise at the airstrip.[21][22]

Census 2011


According to Census 2011, Saifai had 1481 families, with a population of 7141 of which 3917 are males and were 3224 are females. [1]

The population of children with age 0–6 is 1059 which makes up 14.83% of total population of village. The average sex ratio of 823 is lower than Uttar Pradesh state average of 912. The child sex ratio of 912 is higher than the Uttar Pradesh average of 902.[1]

The village also has higher literacy rate compared to Uttar Pradesh. In 2011, literacy rate was 82.44% compared to 67.68% of Uttar Pradesh, male literacy stood 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.[4]


According to the newspaper The Hindu, Saifai is in a process to establish itself as a sports and education hub in the state and has two sports complexes.[23]

Saifai Mahotsav

Organised between 1997 and 2015, Saifai Mahotsav (officially the Ranveer Singh Smriti Saifai Mahotsav) was an annual 15-day cultural fair organised by the Ranveer Singh Smriti Saifai Mahotsav committee. It used to takes place in the village every year during December and January. It was started in 1997 by Ranveer Singh Yadav, the nephew of Mulayam Singh Yadav and father of Tej Pratap Singh Yadav, as a small village fair named Saifai Mahotsav. It was renamed as the Ranveer Singh Smriti Saifai Mahotsav after his death in 2002.[24] The festival's closing ceremony which was also known as Bollywood Night often turned into controversy due to the participation of Bollywood celebrities. The organisation of Saifai Mahotsav was cancelled in 2016 during Samajwadi Party's government and has not been organised again.[25]

Notable people


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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.
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  7. ^ "UP govt to establish medical science university in Saifai". Business Standard India. Press Trust of India. 13 March 2015.
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  14. ^ "SAI Training Centers-Sports Authority of India, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports – Government of India". Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  15. ^ "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.
  16. ^ "UPSRTC". Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  17. ^ "परिवहन निगम का सैफई डिपो शुरू, यूनिवर्सिटी के मरीजों को होगा फायदा". (in Hindi). Retrieved 8 January 2021.
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  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. ^ "'गगनशक्ति' अभियान के तहत वायुसेना के लड़ाकू विमानो का युद्धाभ्यास शुरू".
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  24. ^ "Mulayam's Rs 20 cr Saifai festival exposes audacity of political class". Firstpost. 9 January 2014. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  25. ^ "सैफई महोत्सव का आयोजन दूसरी बार निरस्त". Amar Ujala. Retrieved 27 September 2019.