Regions included: Basti, Gorakhpur, Azamgarh, Varanasi, Mirzapur (except Sonbhadra district) divisions of UP and Champaran, Gopalganj, Siwan, Bhojpur, Rohtas, Bhabhua, Buxar districts of Bihar
Population (2011): 9 crores
Area: 85000 sq KM
Note: Bhojpuri is a distinct culture and language. This area is grossly under-developed and need attention of policy makers of our country. A separate state will solve the problem of identity and development.