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MAHARASHTRA’S PUBLICATION DEPT. AWAITS READERS

book-deptThe Union Information and Broadcast Ministry’s aim of setting up the publicity dept of India was to make the information on people, discoveries and schemes accessible for citizens. However, department is awaiting readers. This is not a book exhibition – but this is the publicity dept. of the Union Information and Broadcast Dept. where the books published by the center are made available for readers. However, it is rather very unfortunate that unless someone looses his ways, no one ever drops in here. Not many know that many books here contain information on various significant and important events that have not been made public yet. NMTV News met the Sales Manager of the Dept. Nitin Kelkar who shared with us the aim of establishing this dept. The dept has books that can be of much help to students from nursery to Std. 8th besides books on computers. If the books are made available in schools across the state, it will not only help children get a better insight on the ethics and heritage of India but will also make computer education available for the students of rural areas. However the dept rarely gets buyers. And as far as the state is concerned, the education dept. prefers buying books published by private publishers are rates higher than the books published at much lesser cost by this wing of the central govt. Unfortunately,

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