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|Guwahati City, Assam, India |
|Official language(s)||English, Hindi|
|Official religion(s)||No official religion|
|- Rajpramukh||Dhrubajyoti Roy|
|Established||1 January 2017 (as Brihattar Guwahati)|
|Area claimed||0.9 acres|
The Province of Purvanchal is the de facto capital province of the State of Vishwamitra. It comprises of four residential complexes which serve as the territories of the State and the Purvanchal Province. The principal resident of the Province is the current Rashtradhyaksh and the royal family.
Etymology and history
The name "Purvanchal" means a region in the east. It is a blend of two words - Purv (meaning east and Anchal (meaning region). The province was established on 1 January 2017 after the newly elected Parliament adopted the State Reorganisation Bill, 2017 on 31 December 2016. It was initially named as Greater Guwahati, but was renamed in May the same year as Brihattar Guwahati. From 2017 to 2020, it was known as Brihattar Guwahati, until in March 2020, that then President Dhrubajyoti Roy named it as Purvanchal.
The Province of Purvanchal is one of the six royal provinces of the State of Vishwamitra. Since the establishment of the monarchy in June 2020, it has been governed by a Rajpramukh, who serves as the absolute monarch in the province. The current Rajpramukh of Purvanchal is H.R.H. Dhrubajyoti Roy.
From 2017 until 2020, the head of the province of Purvanchal was a Governor, who was appointed by the President on the advice of the Prime Minister and remained in office for a term, based on the pleasure of the appointer. The office of the Governor had been both executive and ceremonial. In 2019, the office of the Chief Minister was established in Purvanchal, but the system was short-lived and was replaced by the Governor as both the head of state and head of government.
Heads of State of Purvanchal
|Took office||Left office||Time in office||Appointer|
|Governors of Purvanchal|
|2 January 2017||12 April 2017||100 days||Sarala Baishya|
|12 April 2017||7 May 2017||25 days||Dhrubajyoti Roy|
|7 May 2017||5 July 2017||59 days||Dhrubajyoti Roy|
|6 July 2017||4 February 2019||1 year, 213 days||Dhrubajyoti Roy|
|4 February 2019||20 July 2019||166 days||Dhrubajyoti Roy|
|20 July 2019||1 September 2019||43 days||Dhrubajyoti Roy|
|1 September 2019||9 December 2019||99 days||Dhrubajyoti Roy|
|9 December 2019||2 February 2020||55 days||Dhrubajyoti Roy|
|Governors-General of Purvanchal|
|8||Bhargab Jyoti Medhi
|2 February 2020||13 May 2020||101 days||Dhrubajyoti Roy|
|Governors of Purvanchal|
|9||Mohammad Mridul Amin
|13 May 2020||8 June 2020||26 days||Dhrubajyoti Roy|
|Rajpramukhs of Purvanchal|
|10||H.R.H. Dhrubajyoti Roy||8 June 2020||Incumbent||265 days||Council of State|
Purvanchal is one of the largest provinces in terms of flora and fauna. It has huge hills surrounding the territories. Huge trees add to its beauty, in addition to small flowering plants and shrubs. The most common trees found in this province are of mango, guava, banana, banyan, coconut and much more. A wide variety of flowers are also found in the province, including Hibiscus, Garden roses, Dahlia, Shiuli, etc.
The state also houses the Rashtra Niwas which is the family residence of the Rashtradhyaksh and the Roy Family.