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Purwa is located in Uttar Pradesh
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 26°28′N 80°47′E / 26.47°N 80.78°E / 26.47; 80.78Coordinates: 26°28′N 80°47′E / 26.47°N 80.78°E / 26.47; 80.78
Country India
StateUttar Pradesh
129 m (423 ft)
 • Total21,195
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)

Purwa is a town and a nagar panchayat in Unnao district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.


Purwa is located at 26°28′N 80°47′E / 26.47°N 80.78°E / 26.47; 80.78.[1]

Unnamed soldiers in First World War[edit]

There is a white marble plaque in the village which commemorates the contribution of 33 unnamed men from the village, who went to the Great War (1914-1919) and fought on the side of the British imperial forces.

Marble plaque commemorating soldiers who went from Purwa village in World War I


As of 2011 India census,[2] Purwa had a population of 24,195. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Purwa has an average literacy rate of 54%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 60%, and female literacy is 47%. In Purwa, 30% of the population is under 12 years of age.


The economy of Purwa is agriculture based. The outskirts of Purwa block produce rice (especially basmati and other rice varieties) and wheat. Other food grain crops include toor, green gram, moong, gram, barley, and maize. Hilauli block also produces mainly food grains. Mango orchards have great importance in this block. The agriculture is well developed, but the irrigation system of the area is not. Agriculture totally depends upon underground water.

Flora and fauna[edit]

Generally all the three crops of Rabi, Kharif and Zaid are grown. Wheat, paddy and arhar are the main crops. Fruit trees of mango, guava, jamun are in plenty. Except for the month of June, one can always find grass in the field. Cows, buffalo, goats and horses are reared for agricultural and domestic needs.

Connectivity with other cities[edit]

It is near two popular cities of state Kanpur and Lucknow and connected by mainly road transport. One can take bus services from Charbag (Lucknow) to Kaiserbag (Lucknow) to Alambag (Lucknow). From Kanpur, one has to come to Unnao first and then take public transport for Purwa. In the rail budget for the year 2012-13, there was a proposal to check the feasibility of connecting Unnao to Lucknow via Purwa.


  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Purwa
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.