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About Jaitu

The ancient city of Jaitu is located in Faridkot district of Punjab, India. This historical town is home to numerous popular temples of Hindus and three mainly ancient Gurudwaras of Punjab, Jaitu is also known as the hometown of two popular personalities, i.e. Shri Gurdial Singh Rahi and renowned Kavishar Shri Deepak Jatoi. It is located at a distance of 30 km from the town of Bathinda, 18 km from the city of Kotakpura and 22 km away from the city Bhagta Bhaika.

About Jaitu
Jaitu Railway Station

Also called as Jaito and Gangsar Jaitu, the city’s primary occupation is agriculture and is known for the surplus production of wheat and paddy crops. Jaitu has been popular for its Bazaars or Markets which are locally called Mandis and is home to over 30 rice industrial units and three cotton industrial units along with a few timber factories as well. So, here we have gathered entire information about this prehistoric city and the whole details of Jaitu town is given below.

Origin of the name “Jaitu”

The city of “Gangsar” Jaitu derived the name Jaitu from an old folk tale according to which once Guru Gobind Singh Ji reached this place and while he was sitting on a sand bank, there he saw a saint there who was crying. Then he inquired about why he was crying and saint answered that he misplaced his bowl in the Ganges River. Then when Guru got to know about his trouble, he immediately shot an arrow which hit the land and water start coming off from the ground. Subsequently Gurudwaras were built on both places, i.e. on the sand bank where the Guru Gobind Singh was sitting and the place where he shot the arrow and a lake was made. It is also acknowledged that Jaitu was a little village established by Baba Jaitu and was later named after Baba Jaitu. Also, Baba Jaitu Fair is also organized here annually.

Demography of Jaitu

As per 2001 census of India Jaitu had a total population of 33,465 inhabitants out of which which there are 53% males and 47% females. The average literacy rate of the town is 62% which is precisely lesser than the Indian national average of 74% and there were 67% literate males and 56% are educated females. Moreover, there is 13% part of the whole populace is that of children below the age of 6 years.

Geography of Jaitu

The city of Jaitu is located in the northwestern zone of India and is an area that comes under the Indo-Gangetic alluvial plains and these plains according to macro area perspective constitute a part of the huge Satluj Ganga plain. The Geographical co-ordinates of this town are 30.450893°N 74.882898°E and it is located at the standard altitude of 201 metres or 660 ft. The bordering districts to Jaitu are Barnala, Malout, Muktsar, Moga and Bathinda which are in Punjab and Sirsa which is district in Haryana state. The border of the Punjab state which is Rajasthan is just one hour drive from this city Jaitu. Presently there is not any river that passes the district, except a few drains that are formed during heavy rainfall and thus are used as original drainages. Jaitu experiences semi arid type of climates having high deviations from summer to winter months’ temperatures. The average yearly rainfall recorded here is in between 20 mm to 40 mm. In summer, maximum temperature can be 45°C or 122°F and the minimum temperature of winter can be 5°C or 41°F. The climate remains dry normally but can become moist from mid of May to the end of summer in August; the reason behind this humidity is the farmers growing and irrigating crops.

Transportation in Jaitu

Jaitu is properly linked to the nearby main towns of Punjab, such as Amritsar, Bathinda, Chandigarh, etc. through the transport facilities that are made available by Punjab Transport Undertaking (PTU) and PEPSU. Moreover, the city has its own railway station, i.e. Jaitu Railway Station which is located on the Northern Railway Zone of Indian Railways. There are many trains plying between Jaitu and  cities like Delhi, Bathinda, Mumbai . The closest airport to this town is that of Bathinda which was constructed fully since August 2012 and is pending to be launched officially by the Central government and then only will be the closest airport to Jaitu in 50 km area to connect it to the other main towns of the country.

Popular Personalities from Jaitu

There are various well known writers and freedom fighters that hailed from this town of Jaitu like, Seth Ram Nath, Gurdial Singh Rahi, Deepak Jaitoi, etc. Seth Ram Nath was freedom fighters of India and worked with some famous leaders of Indian Freedom like, Acharya Kirplani, Lal bahadur Shashtri, Partap Singh Kairon and Giani Jail Singh. He was also the minister under the PEPSU Government. Another noted personality Gurdial Singh Rahi is a renowned novelist and recipient of  approximately 17 awards including the Jnanpith Award (in 1999),the Padma Shri (1998), the Shiromani Sahitkar Award, the Punjab Sahitya Akademi Award (1979), the Soviet Land Nehru Award (1986), the Bhai Veer Singh Fiction Award (1992) and others. His works includes Pauh phutale ton pehlan, Anhoe (1966), Addh Chanani Raat (1972), Anhe Ghore Da Daan (1976) and Parsa (1991) to name a few. Deepak Jaitoi, a popular Punjabi Ghazal Poem writer and song writer, Dharamvir Singh Bhatia, a well known Ayurvedic doctor, educationist, social worker and politician also hailed from Jaitu. Mr. Gurbachan Singh “Patanga” a renowned writer and patriot was also from Jaitu. Master Karta Ram is also a freedom fighter and he lived for one month in the Jaitu jail with Jawaharlal Nehru. Presently, he is 82 years old.

Banking Services in Jaitu

Banking infrastructure of the city Jaitu is quite self-sufficient for all the inhabitants living here as presently there are a totals of 10 reputed and well-known banks situated in the town providing all the money and investment related requirements of Jaitu. These banks are efficient in providing education loans, business loans, home loans etc. for aspiring students, new entrepreneurs and those seeking to buy their own home in Jaitu. All these banks are available for the citizens of Jaitu every time they need any funds for their purposes. Here we have gathered important details regarding these banks which include their addresses, contacts, IFSC codes, MICR codes, etc. and below we have put all the information of these banks located in Jaitu.

Punjab National Bank (PNB)
IFSC Code: PUNB0024600
MICR Code: 151024702
Address: Chowk No. - 1, Jaitu Mandi, Distt – Faridkot, Punjab- 151202
Contact: 01635-230681, 230991 Ashok Kumar Gupta

State Bank of India (SBI)
IFSC Code: SBIN0007745
MICR Code: 151002241
Address: Dist. Faridkot, Punjab- 151202
Contact: IP: 431616, 01635-503401

State Bank of Patiala (SBP)
IFSC Code: STBP0000044
MICR Code: 151007702
Address: Jaitu
Contact: 01637-37126

State Bank of Patiala (SBP)
IFSC Code: STBP0001082
Address: VPO Chand Bhan, Tehsil Jaitu, Distt Faridkot, Punjab- 151202
Contact: 01635 235598

Punjab and Sind Bank
IFSC Code: PSIB0000116
Address: Bishandi Bazar, Jaitu, Faridkot, Punjab- 151202
Contact: 01635 230704

IFSC Code: HDFC0002254
MICR Code: 151240852
Address: Muktsar Road near OBC Bank, Near Bus Stand, Jaitu - 151202, Punjab
Contact: Tel: 9815331111, Fax: NA

Bank Of India (BOI)
IFSC Code: BKID0006548
MICR Code: 151013702
Address: Near M/S SK & Sons, Chowk No. 2, Jaitu, Distt Faridkot, Jaito, Punjab- 151202

Allahabad Bank
IFSC Code: ALLA0212737
MICR Code: 151010502
Address: Allahabad Bank, Kotkapura Road, Near Bus Stand, Jaitu- 151202, Dist: Faridkot, Punjab
Contact: Mr. Arvind Yadav - 9316818784 Mr. Deep Chand – 9988556131

Central Bank of India
IFSC Code: CBIN0284296
Address: CBI, Makkar Spray Company, China Bazar, Jaito, Jaito- 151202, Faridkot, Punjab
Contact: 022-22612008

Canara Bank
IFSC Code: CNRB0005886
Address: Baja Road, Main Bazar, Jaito, District Faridkot, Punjab- 151202
Contact: 9988334870

Healthcare Services in Jaitu

Similar to the banking infrastructure of the town, the healthcare services are also self-sufficient for citizens in Jaitu as presently there are some 8 hospitals situated in this city which serve the inhabitants for all their health and medical needs. These hospitals are located all around the city and have been quite efficient in providing adequate facilities and services to this town. The district as well as state administration heading Jaitu is working to build some more hospitals in the city and to make the health infrastructure strong here. Further, below we have given the list of all hospitals in the city along with their complete details.

Mata Amar Kaur Vivek Charitable Hospital
Address: Chaina Road, Jaito, Punjab 151202
Contact: 0163 523 3303

Mak Eye Hospital Chaina Road Jaitu
Address: Chaina Road, Jaito, Punjab 151202, India

Civil Hospital
Address: Jaitu, Punjab
Contact: 01635-230898

Garg Nursing Home
Address: Jaitu, Punjab
Contact: 01635-230539

Brar Hospital
Address: Jaitu, Punjab
Contact: 01635-230682

Sahil Nursing Home
Address: Jaitu, Punjab
Contact: 01635-230647

Tandan Clinic
Address: Jaitu, Punjab
Contact: 01635-230730

Goyal Nursing Home
Address: Jaitu, Punjab
Contact: 01635-232532

Safety and Security in Jaitu

The police station of Jaitu always maintains a strict law and order in the city of Jaitu. The officers at this police station are quite disciplined and maintain a safe environment in the town to make the inhabitants feel secure under them. This police station has also been effective in decreasing the average crime rate of this city as in the present only some small piteous crimes happen every day and that too are handled by police efficiently.

Senior Superintendent of Police, Faridkot
Mini Secretariat, Opp. District Courts,
Faridkot-151203, Punjab, India.
Phone No (Ofice): 01639-252000
Phone No (Resi): 01639-251080
Fax: 01639-250920
Email :
Website :

SHO Jaitu : 78370-18026

Police Control Room : 100, 01639-250731
Women Helpline  : 1091, 75085-00700
Ambulance  : 108
Ambulance Police : 9888509147 (Halt Point Bajakhana Road. Near Gate No.1 Grain Market Kotkapura)

Jaitu at a glance

Country: India
State: Punjab
District: Faridkot
Official Languages: Punjabi
Time Zone: IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN: 151202
Telephone Code: 911635

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    michael deepak kheral from jaitu 1694 Days ago

    i lv jaitu.

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    manjit kaur from jaitu 1809 Days ago

    nice place

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