09 December 2017

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RTI reveals BJP Modi govt spent Rs. 3755 Cr. On ads and publicity

RTI reveals BJP Modi govt spent Rs. 3755 Cr. On ads and publicity

The RTI application was filed by Greater Noida-based social activist Ramveer Tanwar

Right to information act has revealed that the BJP Modi government has spent nearly Rs. 3755 Crore in 3 and half years on its publicity till October 2017.

According to RTI reply by the information and broadcasting ministry the expenditure on advertisements from April 2014 to October 2017 through electronic, print media and outdoor publicity is Rs 37,54,06,23,616.

According to the information, BJP government spent over Rs 1,656 crore on electronic media advertisements, including -- community radio, digital cinema, Doordarshan, Internet, SMS and TV.

For print media, the government spent more than Rs 1,698 crore.

On outdoor advertisements, which include hoardings, posters, booklets and calendars, the BJP government has spent over Rs 399 crore

The ministry gave a breakup of the expenditure according to which Rs 448 crore was spent from June 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015, and Rs 542 crore and Rs 120 crore spent from April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016 and April 1, 2016 to August 31, 2016 respectively.

The expenditure was only for television, Internet and other electronic media and did not include expenditure on outdoor and print advertisements.

In 2015, another RTI had revealed that the Centre had spent nearly Rs 8.5 crore on newspaper advertisements for the Prime Minister’s monthly radio address “Mann Ki Baat” till July 2015.

In 2016, an RTI filed by Tanwar had revealed that the BJP government spent over Rs 1,100 crore between June 1, 2014 and August 31, 2016, on advertisements featuring Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

BJP government spent more money on advertisements than many other good projects.
Example - The government’s allocation for “pollution abatement” in the last three years has been only Rs 56.8 crore.

Right to information act is one of the best gifts given to India by Congress party.

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