Patrika Group, which recently forayed into the Bastar region with its 33rd edition from Jagdalpur, has been highlighting issues related to local population, especially the tribal belt.
The edition, which hit newsstands on June 25, 2013, covers the seven districts of Bastar region – Kanker, Kondagaon, Dantewara, Narayanpur, Bijapur, Sukana and Bastar/Jagdalpur.
Commenting on Patrika’s entry, Santosh Bafna, the MLA from Jagdalpur, said, “Patrika is welcomed to the land of Maa Danteshwari. For a national newspaper to reach well ahead of time, with fresh news, not only to the cities but also to the distant regions of South Bastar, where the newspaper used to reach in afternoon – this has happened for the first time after India’s independence.”
“The articles are well-researched and realistic. A marginalised region such as Bastar needs this kind of a newspaper,” said Ajay Yadav, Superintendent of Police, Bastar.
Patrika launches 33rd edition from Bastar