Modi government increased advertising rates for print media by 25 percent

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Prior to the 2019 general elections, the Narendra Modi government has brought good news for the medium and small newspapers of the country. The government has increased the rates of advertisements given by the Bureau of Outreach and Communication to the print media by 25 percent. It was said in an official statement that this decision would be of great benefit to regional and linguistic newspapers, especially medium and small newspapers. Prior to this, rates had increased in 2013, 19 percent increase in that time compared to the year 2010.

In this statement said that the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has decided to increase the rate of advertisement for the print media by 25 percent. It has been effective from Tuesday and will be valid for three years. It was stated in the statement that this decision was taken on the basis of the recommendations of the eighth rate structure committee formed by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. The committee has made these recommendations considering the increase in news print prices, processing charges and other aspects.

In response to the government's decision, Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi said, "Since the year 2014, we have seen that the BJP has tried to put the media in its favor, has tried to silence the media and they believe it They can buy the media because they have power and this is because they have wealth. "

She said, but they have no realization that journalism cannot be silenced, they cannot be bought, and if not today, tomorrow they will have to pay for it.

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