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Press in India Report Presented to I&B Minister:largest circulated Daily:, Bengali “Ananda Bazar Patrika” No Odia Print Media in the List

Newdelhi:15/12/17;“Press in India 2016-17” an Annual Publication of the Registrar of Newspapers for India (RNI) was presented by Principal Director General Shri Ganeshan to Minister for Textiles and Information & Broadcasting Smt Smriti Zubin Irani in the presence of Shri N.K. Sinha, Secretary, along with other senior officials of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting here today.

Speaking on the occasion, Smt Irani said, the publication was an important document to map the progress of the Indian newspaper industry in the last one year. The report gave a comprehensive analysis of the contours of the growth for the industry specially the growth amongst regional language publications. She further said that in this digital era the report has a seminal importance and assumes importance for the student community as well. She emphasized on the need to release this report digitally. She suggested that data in the report should be categorized genre wise. She said that data on publications in  Regional language should be analysed, for its growth and dispersal.

 

The highlights of this year’s report includes, 4007 New Publications registered during 2016-17, Registered publications witnessed a growth rate of 3.58%, UttarPradesh(UP) topped the list of largest number of registered publications followed by Maharashtra, the largest number of publications registered in any Indian language is Hindi followed by English.

 

Background:

RNI is mandated under Section 19 (G) of the PRB Act, 1867 to submit an Annual Report to the Government every year on or before 31st December.

 

The Report is a compilation of the data available with RNI and the details submitted in the Annual Statements filed online by the publications across the country for the Financial year 2016-17. Press in India presents an indicative picture of facts and trends in the Indian Print Media. The report is of keen interest to print media, media analysts and research scholars.

The Highlights of the Indian Press in 2016-17(As on 31st March, 2017)

 

1

The Total Number of Registered Publications

i)        Newspaper category (Daily, Tri/Bi-weekly periodicities)

ii)       Periodicals category (other periodicities)

:

1,14,820

16,993

97,827

2

The number of new publications registered during 2016-17

:

4,007

3

Number of publications ceased during 2016-17

:

            38 

4

Percentage of growth of total registered publications over the previous year

:

3.58 %

5

The largest number of publications registered in any Indian language  (Hindi)

:

46,587

6

The second largest number of publications registered in any language other than Hindi (English)

:

14,365

7

The State with the largest number of registered publications (Uttar Pradesh)

:

17,736

8

The State with the second largest number of registered publications (Maharashtra)

:

15,673

9

The number of  publications which submitted Annual Statements

(This figure includes 1,472 Misc. publications)

:

31,028

10

The total claimed circulation of publications during 2016-17

i)        Hindi Publications

ii)       English Publications

iii)     Urdu Publications

:

48,80,89,490

23,89,75,773

5,65,77,000

3,24,27,005

11

The largest number of publications that submitted Annual Statements in any Indian language (Hindi).

:

15,596

12

The second largest number of publications that submitted Annual Statements in any language (English).

:

2,317

13

The largest circulated Daily: “Ananda Bazar Patrika”, Bengali, Kolkata.

:

11,16,428

14

The Second largest circulated Daily: “The Times of India” English, Delhi.

:

9,56,054

15

The largest circulated Hindi Daily: “Punjab Kesari”, Jalandhar

:

7,14,888

16

The largest circulated Multi-edition Daily: “Dainik Bhaskar”, Hindi. (46 editions)

:

47,36,785

17

The second largest circulated Multi-edition Daily: “The Times of India”, English. (33 editions)

:

42,68,703

18

The largest circulated Periodical: “The Sunday Times of India”, English/Weekly edition, Delhi.

:

8,35,269

19

The largest circulated Periodical in Malayalam: “Vanitha”, Malayalam/Fortnightly edition, Kottayam.

:

6,47,104

20

Total Title Applications Received

i)           Titles Approved

ii)         Titles Deblocked

:

:

:

20,555

9,278

6,506

 

About Editor in chief

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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