An RTI revealed that Modi government has spent nearly Rs 3,755 crore in three and half years on its publicity till October 2017. Information and Broadcasting Ministry replied to the RTI which was filed by Greater Noida-based social activist Ramveer Tanwar, further discloses that the central government spent Rs 37,54,06,23,616 through electronic, print media and outdoor publicity.
Over Rs 1,656 crore on electronic media advertisements, which includes community radio, digital cinema, Doordarshan, Internet, SMS and TV.
In 2016, over Rs, 1,100 crores was spent on advertisements featuring Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
7000 Indians Die Of Hunger Every Day
While the government is busy promoting their work through public money, nearly 7,000 Indians die of hunger every day and over 25 lakh India die of hunger yearly.
Under-nutrition remains a silent emergency in India, with almost 50 percent of Indian children underweight and more than 70 percent of the women and children with serious nutritional deficiencies as anaemia. Also, the number of hungry people in India is always more than the number of people below the official poverty line.