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office of Registrar of Newspapers for India

Government of India
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PRESS IN INDIA HIGHLIGHTS
  1. The total number of registered publications, as on 31st March, 2018: 1,18,239
    • Newspaper category: 17,573
    • Periodicals category: 1,00,666
  2. The number of new publications registered during 2017-18: 3,704
  3. The number of ceased publications during 2017-18: 285
  4. Percentage of growth of total registered publications over the previous year:2.98%
  5. The largest number of publications registered in any Indian language (Hindi): 47,989
  6. The second largest number of newspapers & periodicals registered in any language (English): 14,626
  7. The state with the largest number of registered publications (Uttar Pradesh): 17,992
  8. The state with the second largest number of registered publications (Maharashtra): 16,241
  9. The number of publications that submitted Annual Statements( the figure includes 1,600 misc. publications): 31,717
  10. The total circulation of publications during 2017-18 : 43,00,66,629
    • Hindi publications: 19,56,21,990
    • English publications:5,34,53,564
    • Urdu publicationd:2,52,89,731
  11. The largest number of publications that submitted Annual Statements in any Indian language (Hindi): 15,327
  12. The second largest number of publications that submitted Annual Statements in any language (English) : 2,393
  13. The largest circulated Daily: Ananda Bazar Patrika,Bengali,Kolkata : 11,18,440
  14. The second largest circulated Daily: Hindustan Times, English, Delhi : 9,57,176
  15. The largest circulated Hindi Daily: Punjab Kesari, Jallandar : 7,18,563
  16. The largest circulated multi-edition Daily: Dainik Bhaskar, Hindi (58 editions): 51,19,720
  17. The second largest circulated multi-edition Daily: The Times of India, English (34 editions): 43,34,769
  18. The largest circulated periodical: Sunday Times of India, English/Weekly edition, Mumbai : 8,18,768
  19. The largest circulated periodical in Malayalam: Vanitha, Malayalam/Fortnightly edition, Kottayam: 5,84,261
    • The total number of application received: 17,113
    • Titles approved: 4,523
    • Titles deblocked: 18,386