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I&B Ministry relax norms for newspapers
Published on 31 Jul. 2009 12:54 AM IST
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Union Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has provided relaxation norms for empanelment of newspapers published in North-Eastern States and border areas. 96 newspapers from North East are empanelled for release of Government advertisements through the Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity. During the current financial year an amount of Rs. 87.95 crore has been allocated for North East Special Package–II. An amount of Rs. 37.00 crore is to be provided as Grants in aid and an amount of Rs. 50.95 crore as loan to Prasar Bharati for improving Radio and Television facility in North East. More than 74,000 newspapers are registered with the Registrar of Newspapers for India (RNI). Uttar Pradesh has the maximum number of titles for registered newspapers—11,789; followed by Delhi with 10,066 registered newspapers and Maharashtra with 9,127 registered newspapers. This information was given by C.M. Jatua, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha. (Correspondent)

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