north eastern region of Uttar Pradesh and the divine land of Lord Buddha, Kabir
and Gorakhnath, witnessed an important event on 12 th September 2005. Exercising
the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 23A of RRB Act 1976, the Government
of India, by its notification in the Official Gazette, for the first time provided
for the amalgamation of two well established and good profit making RRB's i.e.,
Gorakhpur Kshetriya Gramin Bank and Basti Gramin Bank, into one Purvanchal Gramin
History of the area dates back to the epic age as the capital city
of Kushinagar was established by Kusha, the son of Lord Rama. The area was parcelled
out into tiny tribals republic of Mallas, Sakyas, Koliyas, Mauryas & Guptas.
During the Gupta dynasty the socio cultural realm of the region reached the zenith
of its glory. During 19th Century, Gorakhpur and adjoining areas were ceded to
NAWAB of Awadh which further went to East India Company. In 1865 the district
of Gorakhpur came into existence and later on famous Guru Gorakhshnath, alongwith
Sufi Sant Jabbarshah, Sant Kabir and famous Hindi writer Acharya Ram Chandra Shukla
and Urdu Poet Raghupati Sahay 'Firaque Gorakhpuri have added further to
the glory of the region.
Encompassing through the foothills of Himalayas
in the north, river Ghaghra in South-West, the state of Bihar in the east, the
region has a moderate climate and falls in the domain of south eastern monsoon.
Agriculture is the backbone of the economy, so the majority of farmers are engaged
in growing traditional crops. A good number of sugar mills are established in
the area, hence sugarcane crop is also grown by the farmers in abundance.
Purvanchal Gramin Bank having its head office at Gorakhpur operates through the
network of its 340 branches, in seven districts ( Gorakhpur, Mahrajganj, Deoria,
Kushinagar, Basti, Siddharthnagar and Sant Kabir Nagar) of Purvanchal. 1724 dedicated
employees (as on 30.06.2010) are working hard for the noble cause of rural upliftment
to enable rural masses to become self dependent and capable of contributing towards
national growth in consonance with National and State level priorities.