Over 500 newspapers being published in J&K

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Mar 13: Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah, who is also holding portfolio of Information Department today said that 520 newspapers were being published from various districts across the State.

In a written reply to the question raised by the MLA Prof Chaman Lal Gupta seeking details of daily, weekly, fortnightly and other papers being published in the State, Omar said that 520 papers, including approved and not approved are being published in Jammu and Kashmir.

On criteria fixed for circulation of advertisement, he said, “the newspapers are categorized mainly on the basis of their circulation, tune, content, tenor, size and life of newspaper”, adding “the Government advertisements are issued in a judicious manner to all the newspapers approved by the Information Department without compromising the larger interests of the Government”.

“No quota of advertisements has been fixed for any newspaper but efforts are being made to release the advertisement on merit to the newspapers falling in a particular category,” he said.

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