New Delhi: “Press in India 2016-17” an Annual Publication of the Registrar of Newspapers for India (RNI) was presented by Minister for Information & Broadcasting Ms. Smriti Zubin Irani on 15th December 2017.
The Report is a compilation of the data available with RNI and the details submitted in the Annual Statements filed online by the publications across the country for the Financial year 2016-17.
The Report revealed that Bengali Newspaper “Ananda Bazar Patrika” in Kolkata is the largest circulated daily edition with 11,16,428 copies. While English News paper Times of India in Delhi was the second largest daily edition with 9,56,504 copies. Punjab Kesari in Jalandhar was the largest circulated daily edition in Hindi with 7, 14,888 copies.
In Multi edition Categories, Hindi Newspaper ‘Dainik Bhaskar’ was the largest circulated Multi-edition daily with a cumulative daily circulation of 47,36,785 copies from its 46 editions. The second largest circulated Multi-edition daily was English Newspaper, ‘The Times of India’ with a cumulative circulation of 42,68,703 copies from its 33 editions.
he largest circulated Periodical in English was the Weekly edition of The Sunday Times of India – Delhi with 8,35,269 copies. The largest circulated Periodical in Malayalam is “Vanitha” Fortnightly edition in Kottayam.
With 46,587 publications, Hindi was the largest number of publications registered in any Indian language while English was the second largest number of publications registered in any language other than Hindi with 14,365.
The highlights of this year’s report also includes the fact that 4007 New Publications registered during 2016-17 and registered publications witnessed a growth rate of 3.58%.
Uttar Pradesh(UP) topped the list of largest number of registered publications followed by Maharashtra.
Press in India presents an indicative picture of facts and trends in the Indian Print Media. The report is of keen interest to print media, media analysts and research scholars.