Zonal Cultural Centres: List of “Component States” allocated to each centre – Government of India

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  • North Central Zone Cultural Centre – Headquarter: Allahabad
    Component States: Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Harayana, Bihar & Delhi
  • North Zone Cultural Centre – Headquarter: Patiala
    Component States: Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kasmir, Rajasthan, Harayana, Punjab, UT Chandigarh
  • West Zone Cultural Centre – Headquarter: Udaipur
    Component States: Goa, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, UT Daman, Due, Dadra, Nagar Haveli
  • Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre – Headquarter: Kolkata
    Component States: West Bengal, Bihar, Orissa, Assam, Tripura, Manipur, Sikkim, Jharkhand, UT Andaman & Nicobar Islands
  • South Zone Cultural Centre – Headquarter: Thanjavur
    Component States: Kerala, Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh, Kamataka, UT Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshdeep, Pondicherry
  • South Central Zone Cultural Centre – Headquarter: Nagpur
    Component States:  Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Kamataka & Andhra Pradesh
  • North East Zone Cultural Centre – Headquarter: Dimapur
    Component States: Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura

Source: Easrern Zonal Cultural Centre
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Date Visited: 3 March 2014

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Administrative divisions of India
The States have been grouped into six zones having an Advisory Council “to develop the habit of cooperative working” among these States. Zonal Councils were set up vide Part-III of the States Reorganisation Act, 1956. The North Eastern States’ special problems are addressed by another statutory body – The North Eastern Council, created by the North Eastern Council Act, 1971. The present composition of each of these Zonal Councils is as under:

Source: Administrative divisions of India – Wikipedia
URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Administrative_divisions_of_India
Date visited: 5 October 2020

Cultural Zones of India – Wikipedia

Each zone has a zonal headquarters where a zonal cultural center has been established.[3] Several states have membership in multiple zones, but no state subdivisions are utilized in the zonal divisions. In addition to promoting the culture of the zones they are responsible for, each zonal center also works to cross-promote and create exposure to other cultural zones of India by orgazining functions and inviting artistes from other zones. | Read more >>

Source: Cultural Zones of India – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Address : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cultural_Zones_of_India
Date Visited: Mon Mar 03 2014 17:47:23 GMT+0100 (CET)

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States and Union Territories

India, a union of states, is a Sovereign, Secular, Democratic Republic with a Parliamentary system of Government. The President is the constitutional head of Executive of the Union. In the states, the Governor, as the representative of the President, is the head of Executive. The system of government in states closely resembles that of the Union. There are 28 states and 8 Union territories in the country.[*] Union Territories are administered by the President through an Administrator appointed by him/her. From the largest to the smallest, each State/UT of India has a unique demography, history and culture, dress, festivals, language etc. This section introduces you to the various States/UTs in the Country and urges you to explore their magnificent uniqueness…

[*] From 29 states and 7 Union since the publication of “The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019” by the Ministry of Law and Justice, New Delhi, on 9th August 2019. Major changes concern the status of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, henceforth listed among the 8 separate “Union territories” (formerly 7); and as a result of this change, the omission of Jammu and Kashmir (along with Ladakh) from the earlier list of 29 “States”. “Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu” are now grouped together as one, rather than two separate “Union territories”. | More information about possible changes as regards tribal communities are found here >>

Source: KnowIndia – States and Union Territories
URL: https://knowindia.gov.in/states-uts/
Date Visited: 16 April 2020

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