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Paradigms of media have expanded vastly with new media coming in: Jaitley

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NEW DELHI: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who was given additional charge of Information and Broadcasting Ministry, today said the paradigms of information have expanded with the steady growth of electronic, print and digital media in the country.

He said the information scenario had changed drastically since the days when the only sources of information were Doordarshan and All India Radio.

Currently, the media landscape has seen unprecedented growth within the radio and new media streams.

He was speaking to the media after taking charge of his new portfolio. Earlier, he held a meeting with senior officials of the Ministry.

In his interaction with the media, Col Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, who has become the Minister of State for I&B, said he would strive to fulfill the responsibilities given to him.

Meanwhile, former I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar tweeted “I enjoyed thoroughly working as MOS (IC) for I&B and MOS for Parliament Affairs; I handed over these charge with great satisfaction.”

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