The so called cow belt or hindi belt of India, which is at the bottom of almost all the human development and economic development indices in the country, is not able to find answer to misery and maladministration. Despite of being core of Indian political system, these states are most poorly administered. Large size and huge population of these states is a major reason for this agony.
As I pointed out in earlier posts here and here, smaller states are way to go forward for India. Specially northern states of UP, MP, Rajasthan, Bihar; which were not reorganized on cultural and geographical basis after the independence need to be reorganized in smaller manageable states. There is a demand of second state reorganization commission also, which is going to look at this issue.
Apart from Telangana, Gorkhaland, which have a violent movement for smaller state, many other regions need a new look approach. Central government should not wait for a violent movement in these regions. As these violent movements tend to serve ulterior motives of political parties. Approach should be proactive, not reactive.
So, keeping this in mind, I have decided to put online a map of such proposed northern states in this series. Stay tuned for next few days.