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The Modi government spent a whopping ₹3,755 crore on its publicity in three-and-a-half years till October this year, reply to an RTI query revealed on Friday.

The expenditure on advertisements from April 2014 to October 2017 on electronic and print media and outdoor publicity is ₹37,54,06,23,616, according to the reply given by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry. The application was filed by Greater Noida-based social activist Ramveer Tanwar.

For print media, the government spent more than Rs 1,698 crore.

On outdoor advertisements, which include hoardings, posters, booklets and calendars, the central government has spent over Rs 399 crore, the RTI reveals.

According to the information, the central government spent over Rs. 1,656 crore on electronic media advertisements, including community radio, digital cinema, Doordarshan, Internet, SMS and TV.
For print media, the government spent more than Rs. 1,698 crore.
On outdoor advertisements, which include hoardings, posters, booklets and calendars, the central government has spent over Rs. 399 crore, the RTI reveals.

In 2015, another RTI reply revealed that the Centre spent nearly ₹8.5 crore on newspaper advertisements for the PM’s monthly radio address ‘Mann Ki Baat’ till July 2015.

The application was filed by Greater Noida-based social activist Ramveer Tanwar, a copy of which is with news agency IANS.