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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, 2017: 1,14,820
    • Newspaper category: 16,993
    • Periodicals category: 97,827
  2. The number of new publications registered during 2016-17: 4,007
  3. The number of ceased publications 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 newspapers & periodicals registered in any language (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 that submitted Annual Statements( the figure includes 1,472 misc. publications): 31,028
  10. The total circulation of publications during 2016-17 : 48,80,89,490
    • Hindi publications: 23,89,75,773
    • English publications:5,65,77,000
    • Urdu publicationd: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, Jallandar : 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
    • The total number of application received: 20,555
    • Titles approved: 9,278
    • Titles deblocked: 6,506