Doordarshan sees major dip in revenue & business generation in 2015-16

NEW DELHI: Public broadcaster Doordarshan's revenues fell sharply during 2015-16, showing a total of Rs 340 crore by way of net revenue and business generation until the end of December as compared to Rs 582.02 crore for the same period in 2014-15.

Doordarshan sources told that in the Rs 340 crore figure for 2015-16, the net revenue was Rs 138 crore, whereas the business generation figure stood at Rs 202 crore. 

The corresponding figures for 2014-15 for the same period were Rs 320.88 crore as revenue and Rs 261.14 crore as business generation, totalling to Rs 582.02 crore.

The revenue from April to November 2015 (nine months) stood at just over Rs 128 crore, whereas in the month of December 2015, the revenue was just under Rs 10 crore.

The revenue generation in December 2015 came from the Ministries of Personnel and Pensions, Home, Consumer Affairs, Health and Family Welfare, Road Transport and Highways, and Social Justice and Empowerment.

This was mainly from the publicity of 15 different programmes or campaigns run by these six ministries of which six were for Health and Family Welfare, and four for Social Justice and Empowerment.

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