the government had lowered the customs duty on imported newsprint
to ease pain of the print media industry which has seen a
slump in advertising growth due to a slowdown in the economy.
in September last year, the I&B ministry had hiked DAVP
advertisements by 24 per cent, applicable for advertisements
released on or after 1 September, 2008. All categories of
newspapers and periodicals empanelled with DAVP had been covered
under the revised rates.
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