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Nickname(s): Saifai village
Saifai is located in Uttar Pradesh
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Saifai is located in India
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
State Uttar Pradesh
Administrative division Kanpur
District Etawah
 • Type Panchayat Raj
 • Body Gram Panchayat
 • Gram Pradhan (Village head) Darshan Singh Yadav[1]
 • Village 8.8747 km2 (3.4265 sq mi)
Elevation 102 m (335 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Village 7,141[2]
 • Official Hindi (हिन्दी)
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN 206130
Vehicle registration UP-75
Literacy 82.44%
Lok Sabha Constituency Mainpuri
Vidhan Sabha Constituency Jaswantnagar
Highways Agra-Lucknow Expressway
State Highway 83 (Uttar Pradesh)
Airport Saifai airstrip

Saifai is a town in the Etawah district[3] and Mainpuri Parliamentary constituency of Indian state Uttar Pradesh.[4] 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.[5] According to newspaper The Hindu, Saifai is in a process to establish itself as a sports and education hub in the state.[6]


Saifai 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.[7] 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[edit]

Saifai is a Sub-Division(Tehsil) and Block (Kshetra Panchayat) of Etawah district, Uttar Pradesh. There are about 60 villages in Saifai block.[8] Saifai Block (Kshetra Panchayat) comes under Jaswantnagar Vidhan Sabha constituency and Mainpuri Lok Sabha constituency.[4]


Uttar Pradesh University of Medical Sciences




  • S.S. Memorial Senior Secondary Public School, Saifai, a co-ed institiute with English as the medium of instruction. The school is affiliated to CBSE, New Delhi and NCERT published books are introduced form class VI and onwards.[15]
  • Amitabh Bachchan Government Inter College, Saifai, a state run Government Inter College for boys, established in 1997
  • Government Girls Inter College, Saifai, a state run Government Inter College for girls.
  • Sughar Singh Memorial Shiksha Niketan Inter College, Saifai, is an Inter College in Saifai affected to U.P. Board.
  • Abhinav Vidyalaya, Saifai, an upcoming school by government of Uttar Pradesh in Saifai with a modern design on lines of private convent schools.[16]

Training Centers[edit]



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, owned and operated by Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation at which UPSRTC buses are available to all major destinations of the state.[21]


Saifai halt 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.[22]

Train No. Train Name Arrival Departure Days Platform No. Destination
71910 Mainpuri - Agra Cantt. DEMU (via Etawah, Bateshwar) 05:13 05:14 Daily Platform No. 1 Agra Cantt.
71909 Agra Cantt. - Mainpuri DEMU (via Bateshwar, Etawah) 21:11 21:12 Daily Platform No. 1 Mainpuri


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

There is an airstrip situated at Saifai's nearby village Hardoi. This airstrip was defunct, but is being repaired during the governorship of the Samajwadi Party. The airport 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.[23] In 2018, Indian Air Force did their second practice exercise at Saifai Airstrip.[24][25]

Census 2011[edit]


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.[3]

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.[3]

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%.[3]

Block (Vikas Khand/Kshetra Panchayat)[edit]

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.[7]


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

Saifai Mahotsav[edit]

Saifai Mahotsav (official name Ranveer Singh Smriti Saifai Mahotsav) was an annual 15-day cultural fair organised from 1997 to 2015 annually by Ranveer Singh Smriti Saifai Mahotsav committee. It was famous for participation of bollywood celebrities at closing ceremony. It was started in 1997 by Late Ranveer Singh Yadav, nephew of Mulayam Singh Yadav and father of Tej Pratap Singh Yadav (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.[26] 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 was not organised ever again.[27]

Notable individuals[edit]

Nearby Cities[edit]


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