Administrative divisions of India in 1951
Gopalaswami Ayyangar, Minister for States, Addressing the Rajpramukhs' Conference in New Delhi on 16 March 1952.
Location of Madhya Bharat in India, 1951

Madhya Bharat, also known as Malwa Union, was an Indian state in west-central India, created on 28 May 1948 from twenty-five princely states which until 1947 had been part of the Central India Agency, with Jiwajirao Scindia as its Rajpramukh.

- Madhya Bharat

Rajpramukhs were the appointed governors of certain Indian provinces and states.

- Rajpramukh

The eight Part B states were former princely states or groups of princely states, governed by a rajpramukh, who was usually the ruler of a constituent state, and an elected legislature. The rajpramukh was appointed by the President of India. The Part B states were:

- States and union territories of India

Madhya Bharat (formerly Central India Agency),

- States and union territories of India

In 1948 the Maharaja of Gwalior signed a covenant with the rulers of the adjoining princely states to form a new state known as Madhya Bharat.

- Rajpramukh
Administrative divisions of India in 1951

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1951 map of India. Vindhya Pradesh is shown in the centre.

Vindhya Pradesh

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1951 map of India. Vindhya Pradesh is shown in the centre.
Vindhya Pradesh 1950-56 Map
1951 map of India. Vindhya Pradesh is shown in the centre.

Vindhya Pradesh was a former state of India.

It lays between Uttar Pradesh to the north and Madhya Pradesh to the south, and the enclave of Datia, which lay a short distance to the west, was surrounded by the state of Madhya Bharat.

The nominal heads of the state were the Rajpramukh from 1948–49, the Chief Commissioner from 1949-March, 1952 and the Lieutenant Governor from March, 1952-31 October 1956.