Print Media With a Growth Of 5.13% Stands at 110851

[New Delhi]Print Media With a Growth Of 5.13% Stands at 110851.
22 Publications are Deregistered
5,423 new publications are registered during FY16: Report
Print media registered a growth of 5.13 per cent with 5,423 new registrations during last fiscal, according to the ‘Press in India 2015-16’ report released today.
The total number of publications as on March 31 this year stood at 1,10,851 with the largest number of registered publications being in Hindi followed by English.
The number of newspapers and periodicals registered in Hindi were 44,557 while there were 14,083 publications in English, according to the report.
Out of the 1,10,851 registered publications
16,136 were dailies and bi-tri weeklies while the remaining were of other periodicities.
The report was released today by I&B minister M Venkaiah Naidu at an event where Minister of State for I&B Rajyavardhan Rathore was also present.
Circulation-wise, Hindi publications continue to lead with 31,44,55,106 copies per publishing day followed by English with 6,54,13,443 and Urdu with 5,17,75,006 copies.
As per the report, ‘Anand Bazar Patrika’ in Bengali is the largest circulated daily with a circulation of 11,50,038.
The second largest circulated daily is ‘Hindustan Times’, Delhi, with a circulation of 9,92, 239.
The largest circulated Hindi daily is ‘Punjab Kesari’, Jalandhar with a circulation of 7,36,399 while the largest circulated multi-edition daily is ‘Dainik Bhaskar’ in Hindi with a circulation of 46,14,939.
The second largest multi-edition daily is ‘The Times of India’ with a circulation of 44,21,374. The largest circulated periodical is the ‘The Sunday Times of India’ with a circulation of 8,02,466.
At the end of the year 2015-16, Uttar Pradesh with 16,984, Maharashtra with 15,260 and Delhi with 12,482 publications were at first, second and third positions respectively in terms of number of publications.
The number of publications ceased during last fiscal was 15 while the number of publications deregistered was 22.
According to the report, 27,445 publications submitted their Annual Statements