Spent on Ads: From 2017, the Center spent Rs. Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur revealed in the Rajya Sabha today that 3,339 crores has been spent. He added that the government has spent it through the Central Bureau of Communication. He stated that Rs.3,339.49 crore has been spent on advertisements in print and electronic media in the five years since 2017. Anurag Thakur gave a written reply that the government had spent Rs 1,756.48 crore on print media advertisements from 2017-18 till July 12 this year.
At the same time, he said that Rs.1,583.01 crore was spent on advertisements in electronic media. Minister Anurag Thakur made it clear that no ministry in the government has spent on advertising in foreign media through the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.