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Photo Division a subordinate office of Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, is the largest organization in the country in the production and storage of Still Photographs. Established in October, 1959. Photo Division has more than 10 Lakhs of negatives/ transparencies and now in digital format right from the Pre-Independence time up to the present day which are of archival and historical value. Apart from documenting various activities of the Central Government, Division has built up an invaluable collection of photographs on different aspects of , , and , . The main function of the Division is to illustrate photographically the growth, development and social changes in the country and provide visual support to the Media units of Ministry of Information & Broadcasting and to other Central and State Government Departments including , , , and through

The Division on an average covers 4000 News and Feature assignments annually.It handled about a lakh of negatives/digital images , transparencies. The Division covers photographically almost all major events of National importance and also supplies on payment, Black & White and Colour prints to Non-Publicity Organizations and General Public under the Division's Pricing Scheme. With the establishment of , the Division is presently covering assignments in digital format and converting all the conventional images in the digital format and distributes photographs at the shortest possible time all over the country for publishing Government Policies and Programmes. The news photographs of the Division are available on internet on



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