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Eastern Zonal Councils in Blue, India

Eastern Zonal Council is a zonal council that comprises[1][2] the states of Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, and West Bengal.

The States have been grouped into six zones having an Advisory Council to foster cooperation among these States. Five 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.[3] The present composition of each of these Zonal Councils is as under:[4][5]

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  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 15 April 2012. Retrieved 25 March 2012.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
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