Modi Government’s 3804 Crore on Advertisements Could have Fed more than 1,40,000 Poor Families For a year in India

July 09

The Indian Government according to a report has spent nearly Rs. 2000 crore for wide publicity of Prime Minister Modi during the past three years.

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In  the year, 2018-19, the Indian Government has spent 429.55 crores on print advertises, 514.29 on Audio Visual ads, 235.33 crores on outdoor publicity and 16.77 crores on print publicity.

BJP MP Ashok Mahadeorao Nete in the Lok Sabha that the government spent Rs 3,804.07 crores on the advertisement from 2016- 2018.

Pertinently the annual expenditure of a Below Poverty Line (BPL) family in India is 27000 Rupees. In a nation like India where according to the Tendulkar report the numbers of people BPL had risen from 269 Million in 2011- 2012 to 363 million in 2015, such huge spending on Advertisements puts a question mark on Government’e intentions to see of poverty in India.

During ten years of the UPA regime from 2004-2014, Manmohan Singh government had spent a total amount of nearly Rs 2658 crore on the advertisement.