Press in India Report 2015-16 -Key highlights -Know What India is reading

By | December 22, 2016
(Last Updated On: December 22, 2016)

Press in India Report 2015-16

Shri Naidu  released the Press in India Report 2015-16 prepared by Registrar of Newspapers of India. on 22.12.2016

The highlights of the Press in India Report is given below:

1The Total Number of Registered Publications

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

ii)    Periodicals category (other periodicities)

1,10,851

16,136

94,715

2The number of new publications registered during 2015-165,423
3Number of publications ceased during 2015-16 15
4Number of publications deregistered during 2015-16 22
5Percentage of growth of total registered publications over the previous year5.13 %
6The largest number of publications registered in any Indian language (Hindi)44,557
7The second largest number of publications registered in any language other than Hindi (English)14,083
8The State with the largest number of registered publications (Uttar Pradesh)16,984
9The State with the second largest number of registered publications (Maharashtra)15,260
10The number of  publications that submitted Annual Statements

(This figure includes 1,341 Misc. publications)

27,445
11The total claimed circulation of publications during 2015-16

i)       Hindi Publications

ii)    English Publications

iii)  Urdu Publications

iv)  Marathi

v)     Gujarati

vi)  Telugu

vii)  Odiya

viii) Malayalam

ix)  Tamil

x)     Kannada

xi)  Punjabi

xii)                        Assamese

xiii)                     Kashmiri

61,02,38,581

31,44,55,106

6,54,13,443

5,17,75,006

3,67,88,737

2,88,28,334

2,76,45,134

2,03,12,592

1,55,57,673

93,39,722

64,85,082

59,31,641

13,90,759

1,37,450

12The largest number of publications that submitted Annual Statements in any Indian language (Hindi).14,316
13The second largest number of publications that submitted Annual Statements in any language (English).2,174
14The largest circulated Daily: “Ananda Bazar Patrika”, Bengali, Kolkata.11,50,038
15The Second largest circulated Daily: “Hindustan Times” English, Delhi.9,92,239
16The largest circulated Hindi Daily: “Punjab Kesari”, Jalandhar7,36,399
17The largest circulated Multi-edition Daily: “Dainik Bhaskar”, Hindi. (45 editions)46,14,939
18The second largest circulated Multi-edition Daily: “The Times of India”, English. (33 editions)44,21,374
19The largest circulated Periodical: The Sunday Times of India”, English/Weekly edition, Delhi.8,02,466
20The largest circulated Periodical in Malayalam: “Vanitha”, Malayalam/Fortnightly edition, Kottayam.6,94,291
21Total Title Applications Received

Titles Approved

20,999

12,817

22Titles Deblocked during 2015-16

(As they did not apply for registration within 2 years)

7,754

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