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StateUttar Pradesh

Purvanchal (lit.'Eastern region') basically means the eastern part of Uttar Pradesh.

It primarily consists of the Bhojpuri region of eastern Uttar Pradesh.

It is a proposed state in the state of Uttar Pradesh for which people of this area have been fighting for quite some time.[when?]

Since the late 20th century, there has been a demand for a separate Purvanchal state, carved out of the state of Uttar Pradesh. The region remains one of the most underdeveloped in India in terms of human development index and economic prosperity. Due to general lack of well-developed industries and employment opportunities, the region suffers significant brain drain.

Demand for separate state

People from the Bhojpuri region have demanded separate statehood for Purvanchal, with Varanasi or Gorakhpur as its capital[1] and Bhojpuri as the official language of Purvanchal state.


It is a predominantly Bhojpuri-speaking region.[20]

See also


  1. ^ "'Will Demand Bifurcation of Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra', Says MoS Ramdas Athawale, Raises Demand For Separate Purvanchal and Vidarbha | 🗳️ LatestLY". LatestLY. 24 September 2019. Retrieved 10 April 2023.
  2. ^ Shukla, Ramdeo (19 July 2021). Smarananjali (in Hindi). Sarv Bhasha Trust. ISBN 978-93-90502-04-2.
  3. ^ Śrī Nāgendra Prasāda Siṃha ke "Soca-vicāra" para bāta-vicāra (in Hindi). Loga Prakāśana. 1999.
  4. ^ Journal of Historical Research. Department of History, Ranchi University. 2004.
  5. ^ "Bhojpuri-speaking people demand separate state". DNA India. Retrieved 31 March 2023.
  6. ^ "Demand for separate states of Purvanchal, Bundelkhand". Outlook. 1 June 2008. Retrieved 2 January 2021.
  7. ^ "ट्रेन का किया चक्का जाम". Prabhat Khabar (in Hindi). 16 July 2013. Retrieved 1 April 2023.
  8. ^ "Demand to carve Bhojpuri state gains momentum". The Times of India. 11 December 2013. ISSN 0971-8257. Retrieved 31 March 2023.
  9. ^ "Demand for Purvanchal state".
  10. ^ "पूर्वांचल बने राज्य, वाराणसी हो राजधानी : छेदी पासवान". Hindustan (in Hindi). Retrieved 6 April 2023.
  11. ^ Vikrant (16 May 2017). "पूर्वांचल राज्य की मांग को लेकर काशी में आंदोलन, प्रदर्शनकारियो ने रोकी ट्रेन". (in Hindi). Retrieved 6 April 2023.
  12. ^ Dikshit, Rajeev (8 July 2017). "Athawale demands separate statehood for Purvanchal, Vidarbha". The Times of India. Bennett Coleman & Company Limited. Retrieved 2 January 2021.
  13. ^ "UP Minister OP Rajbhar demands separate statehood for Purvanchal, pushes for liquor ban". Times Now News. Bennett Coleman & Company Limited. Retrieved 2 January 2021.
  14. ^ "वाराणसी: वंदना रघुवंशी ने वॉल्वो एसी बस में लगाई आग". Archived from the original on 12 December 2021. Retrieved 24 August 2020 – via YouTube.
  15. ^ "अलग पूर्वांचल राज्य बनाने की मांग". Amar Ujala (in Hindi). Retrieved 2 April 2023.
  16. ^ "पूर्वांचल राज्य मोर्चा के पदाधकारियों ने उठाई पृथक पूर्वांचल राज्य की मांग". संकल्प सवेरा || Sankalp Savera. 5 August 2021. Retrieved 3 April 2023.
  17. ^ "Varanasi: अलग पूर्वांचल राज्य के लिए जलाए गए दीये से सुलग उठा अस्सी घाट, लपटें देख सहमे लोग". News18 हिंदी (in Hindi). 18 December 2021. Retrieved 2 April 2023.
  18. ^ "यूपी से अलग होकर पूर्वांचल राज्य बनाने की मांग हुई तेज, 'पूरबिहा लोग पार्टी' का हुआ गठन". (in Hindi). 26 June 2023. Retrieved 10 December 2023.
  19. ^ "Ballia News: चुनावी मौसम में उठने लगी पूर्वांचल राज्य के गठन की मांग | Demand for formation of Purvanchal state". Patrika News (in Hindi). 16 September 2023. Retrieved 20 December 2023.
  20. ^ "What will happen if UP is split?". The Economic Times. Retrieved 25 October 2022.