Facts about the Indian Newspaper Industry

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    Oldest existing newspaper : “Bombay Samachar” – Gujarati daily – published from mumbai since 1822.

  • India is the second largest publisher of newspapers in the world.
  • Total number of registered newspapers : 73,146 – according to the report of Registrar of Newspapers for India – as on 31st March, 2009.
  • The largest number of newspapers and periodical registered in any Indian language : Hindi – 29,094.
  • The state with the largest number of registered newspapers : Uttar Pradesh – 11,543.
  • The state with the second largest number of registered newspapers : Delhi – 9,961.
  • The total circulation of newspapers : 5,79,53,373.
  • The largest circulated daily : The Hindu – English – Chennai – 14,20,368.
  • The second largest circulated daily : Ananda Bazar Patrika – Bengali – Kolkata – 12,63,259.
  • Apart from English and 22 languages listed in the constitution the newspapers are registered in 100 other languages and dialects.
  • Orissa has the distinction of publishing newspapers in 18 out of 22 principal languages.

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