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Venkaiah Naidu asks I&B secy Ajay Mittal to look into issues facing print media

Information and broadcasting minister M Venkaiah Naidu has taken note of the concerns expressed by the newspaper industry.

india Updated: Jan 19, 2017 20:05 IST
Information and broadcasting minister M Venkaiah Naidu has taken note of the concerns expressed by the newspaper industry, a statement said.
Information and broadcasting minister M Venkaiah Naidu has taken note of the concerns expressed by the newspaper industry, a statement said.(PTI file photo)

Information and broadcasting minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday asked department secretary Ajay Mittal to examine various issues facing the print media sector, especially the newspaper industry.

According to an official release here, Naidu has taken note of the concerns expressed by the newspaper industry.

“The minister is apprised of the matter and has asked the Secretary I&B to look into the issues in the wake of implementation of latest wage board recommendations and the proposed GST regime,” the statement said.

If required, necessary consultations with the stakeholder ministries will also be initiated to address the issues, it added.

“The minister will also meet the representatives of the industry to have detailed discussions,” the statement said.

There have been reports about difficult times being faced by the print industry with profits shrinking.

The ministry’s statement comes days ahead of the presentation of the Union Budget.