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Registered publications witness a growth rate of 3.58% in 2016-17: RNI

Dainik Bhaskar was the largest circulated multi-edition daily with 47,36,785 copies in 2016-17 while The Times of India was close second with 42,68,703 copies

Contrary to the increasing perception of degrowth in print medium, the Registrar of Newspapers for India (RNI) said that the registered publications witnessed a growth rate of 3.58 per cent in 2016-17. The total claimed circulation of publications during the year was 48,80,89,490 where in Hindi was at 23,89,75,773; English was at 5,65,77,000 and Urdu was at 3,24,27,005.

RNI, in its ‘Press in India 2016-17’ report, said that the largest number of publications registered in any Indian language was Hindi followed by English. There were 4007 new publications registered across the country during 2016-17. Uttar Pradesh topped the list of largest number of registered publications followed by Maharashtra.

Dainik Bhaskar was the largest circulated multi-edition daily with 47,36,785 copies in 2016-17 while The Times of India was close second with 42,68,703 copies, according to the annual RNI report.

The largest circulated daily was ‘Ananda Bazar Patrika’, Bengali, Kolkata with 11,16,428 copies while the second largest circulated daily was ‘The Times of India’, English, Delhi with 9,56,054 copies. The largest circulated Hindi daily was ‘Punjab Kesari’, Jalandhar with 7,14,888 copies.

The largest circulated periodical was ‘The Sunday Times of India’, English/Weekly edition, Delhi with 8,35,269 copies. The largest circulated periodical in Malayalam was ‘Vanitha’, Malayalam/Fortnightly edition, Kottayam with 6,47,104 copies.

The important numbers in a glance:

 

1

The Total Number of Registered Publications

1,14,820

i)        Newspaper category (Daily, Tri/Bi-weekly periodicities)

16,993

ii)       Periodicals category (other periodicities)

97,827

2

The number of new publications registered during 2016-17

4,007

3

Number of publications ceased 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 publications registered in any language other than Hindi (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 which submitted Annual Statements

31,028

(This figure includes 1,472 Misc. publications)

10

The total claimed circulation of publications during 2016-17

48,80,89,490

i)        Hindi Publications

23,89,75,773

ii)       English Publications

5,65,77,000

iii)     Urdu Publications

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”, Jalandhar

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

20

Total Title Applications Received

20,555

i)           Titles Approved

9,278

ii)         Titles Deblocked

6,506

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