CIDCO has provided a new ray of hope to the journalists of the city. It has decided to not just provide them with a Press Club but also a residential colony. The same was announced by CIDCO President Nakul Patil in a meet organized at D Y Patil auditorium. The press is know as the fourth pillar of a democracy but unfortunately they are most often than not neglected by the civic body and the local administration be it NMMC or Police Commissionerate or CIDCO. And while CIDCO may call Navi Mumbai a complete city, it has failed to provide any plot or land for the development plans specifically for journalists. Most of the time the journalists are forced to work in the small room in the NMMC HQ inadvertently affecting their work. It is not just the print media but also the electronic media that has to suffer. It may be recalled that at the time when CIDCO Chairman was R C Sinha, only five small time newspapers were provided with space by CIDCO and since then reporters and journalists have been fighting for their rights. Recently, the journalists met with Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik in his Janta Darbaar and also CIDOC Chairman Nakul Patil along with other officials of CIDCO. During the meet, CIDCO informed that the journalists of the city would not just be given a Press Club but would also allot land for a residential colony for them. Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik spoke about the issue raised by the journalists. The journalists too expressed their relief on this decision. With cameraperson Dyaneshwar Mali, Archana Tripathi for NMTV News.
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