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Govt ad spend could feed 4.6 crore children mid-day meals for a year

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August 10, 2018 15:40


Mid-day meals for 4.6 crore children for a year.

One day's wages for 200 million workers under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MNREGS).

About 6 million new latrines.

And at least 10 more Mars missions.  


These were some of the things that could have been financed with the money that the current National Democratic Alliance government spent on publicity in the four years it has governed India, reports India Spend.  


The Bharatiya Janata Party-led government spent Rs 4,880 crore on advertising its flagship schemes in the 52 months between April 2014 and July 2018, according to the information made available to the Rajya Sabha (Parliament's upper house) by Rajyavardhan Rathore, minister of state (Independent Charge) for information and broadcasting. 

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