I and B Minister releases Annual Reference India/ Bharat 2018

27February,New Delhi


Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Zubin Irani on Tuesday released the Annual Reference India/Bharat 2018, the latest edition of the flagship publications brought out by Publications Division on policies and programmes and activities of the Ministries and Departments of the Government.

Releasing the Annual Reference India/Bharat 2018, Ms Irani said that the online version of India/Bharat 2018 will help researchers and students who often look for information on internet. ”It will be a referral book not only for those who study administration but also for researchers and student community,” she added. She also hoped that the book will be brought out in all Indian languages from the next year to benefit the public at large.

India 2018 and Bharat 2018 , the reference annuals are the flagship publications brought out by Publications Division. Over the years they have been hailed as the authentic and comprehensive source of information on policies/programmes and activities of the Ministries and Departments of the Government . A prestigious volume brought out by the Publications Division based on the material compiled by the New Media Wing, India 2018 has entered its 62nd year of publication.

India 2018 deals with all aspects of country’s development from rural to urban, industry to infrastructure, science and technology to human resource development, art and culture, policy, economy, health, defence, education and mass communication. The Annual also gives a glimpse of flagship programmes of the Government, important events of the year and the story of Indian States and Union territories with their vital statistics.

The two Reference Annuals are also available as e-book in the most commonly used e-PUB format and can be accessed on a variety of devices such as tablets, computers, e-readers and smart phones. The e-book conforms to the best international standards technically and is a faithful replication of the print version. The e-INDIA has a variety of reader friendly features for better communication like hyperlinks, highlighting, book marking and interactivity

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