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About Sirsa

Sirsa is a small town in the district of Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh. The city is situated in the Ganges plains which make its soil very fertile in nature. It is a Nagar Panchayat under taluk Meja of this district. It is aptly located in the vicinity of Allahabad at a distance of 32 km. This small town has distance of 235 km from the state capital Lucknow. Mirzapur and Jaunpur are the prominent cities located around Sirsa in Uttar Pradesh. In fact, it forms the border between the districts of Jaunpur and Allahabad.

Location of Sirsa in Uttar Pradesh

Geography and Climate of Sirsa

Sirsa enjoys the typical humid subtropical climate. This is due to its location in the northern plains of the country. It generally experiences three seasons of winter, summer, and monsoon. While summer in this region lasts from April to June, monsoon brings moderate rainfall from end of June to the end of September. Winter begins in November and lasts till February. Annual temperature of Sirsa is around 25 degrees Celsius. The city is fed by south west monsoons bringing light to heavy showers with an average rainfall of 333 meters.

Business and Economy in Sirsa

This region in Uttar Pradesh is an agricultural belt due to its fertile soil. Many crops and vegetables are cultivated here throughout the year. There are also some small scale agro based industries running in the areas of Sirsa.

Banking and Finance in Sirsa

Sirsa is a small town with limited access to banking facilities. The city has only one nationalized bank and one rural bank to offer banking services to the people of Sirsa. These banks are providing complete facilities to their customers. They are connected with core banking and offer instant money transfer and other such services. These banks facilitate opening of savings account and get loans as well as advances for the development of local businesses and economy.

Bank Name: State Bank of India

Branch:    Meja Urja Nigam Pvt. Ltd. Branch
Branch Code: 002616
SBI IFSC Code: SBIN0002616
MICR Code: 212003999
Address: Sirsa, Dist. Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
State: Uttar Pradesh
District:    Allahabad
Phone No.: 05334 - 278203
E-Mail: sbi.02616@sbi.co.in

Bank Name: Baroda Uttar Pradesh Gramin Bank
Branch: Sirsa
IFS Code: BARB0BUPGBX
Address: Vill/ Post Sirsa, Allahabad
Pin Code: 212 305
Contact No.: 99364 49277

Postal Services in Sirsa

Postal department offers its services in the remotest areas of the country. In cities like Sirsa, it is the only means of connectivity for the local population. As such, the city of Sirsa also has a post office to offer various services including parcel, mailing, money transfer, investment, etc. to its people. The post office of Sirsa works under the control of Head Office in Allahabad.

Sirsa Post Office
Post Office Status: Sub Office (Delivery)
Head Post Office: Allahabad H.O.
Phone No.: 05335-234007
Postal Division: Allahabad
Postal Circle: Uttar Pradesh
Taluka: Meja
District: Allahabad
State: Uttar Pradesh
Address: The Post Master, Sirsa Post Office,
Meja Taluk, Allahabad District, Uttar Pradesh
Pin Code: 212305

Administration of Sirsa

Sirsa is a small market town of Allahabad district. Its local administration is carried under the system of Nagar Panchayat. It works as a municipality. A nagar panchayat is run by a Notified Area Council constituted with some elected members from the different wards of the city. All the civic amenities and basic facilities are provided to the people of Sirsa by this NAC functioning under Nagar Panchayat.

Tourism in Sirsa

Sirsa is not a prominent touristic destination of this region. Yet the city offers breathtaking vistas of nature in its rustic lifestyle. Tourists can enjoy the rural culture of this place along with some excursions like Shringverpur and Jhunsi or Pratisthanpuri. The area is extensively under cultivation. So, if you want to know about the local farming techniques, you can visit this city located on the banks of Ganges River.

People and Culture in Sirsa

The population of Sirsa is mostly comprised of farmer communities involved in agriculture since generations. The town is slowly growing with development of cities like Allahabad in its vicinity. The lifestyle is still quite laid back in this region. Most of the people speak Hindi along with khari boli. Traditional costumes are preferred by the people of Sirsa. Women drape sarees while men wear dhoti and kurta. The trend of western clothing is gradually increasing here.

Food is simple in this town. People mostly prefer vegetarian food in their daily diet. Wheat is the staple food of Sirsa. People celebrate all the festivals with zeal here. There are some local fairs being organized in this city. For shopping, people have local markets as well as weekly flea markets that draw buyers from adjoining areas also.

Transport in Sirsa

To reach Sirsa, roadways are the best medium of transport. There are many buses plying to and from the city at regular intervals. These buses connect Sirsa to all the other parts of the state as well as adjoining states. From Sirsa, you can easily get buses for Allahabad, Lucknow, Mirzapur, Jaunpur, etc. State highway 76 passes from nearby places of this city giving it accessibility to many major cities. Meja Road is also a prominent road offering excellent connectivity to this town. UPSRTC buses ply between all these cities for the convenience of travellers.

There is a small railway station at Meja Road that connects Sirsa through rail network. It is a station falling under Allahabad division of Northern Railways on Allahabad - Mughal Sarai Section. Sirsa is located approx 15 km away from Meja and this distance is easily covered by the buses available on this route.

Healthcare in Sirsa

Health care in Sirsa is undertaken by the government clinics and dispensaries. The scheme of NRHM is offered to the people of this town by the local government bodies and hospitals. There are also some private medical practitioners offering their services in this city. The dispensaries in Sirsa treat patients coming from remote villages as well. They work as referral centres for serious patients visiting them.

Demographics of Sirsa

  • State: Uttar Pradesh
  • District: Allahabad
  • Population: 11, 499
  • Elevation: 65 meters above sea level
  • STD code: 05334
  • Pin Code: 212305
  • Vehicle registration: UP 70
  • Official Language: Hindi

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