The Union Minister said this while holding a video conference with Association of Film Producers, cinema exhibitioners and film industry representatives. During the meeting, they discussed all the problems faced by the industry owing to the pandemic.
Javadekar also promised to take up the demands of the industry with the relevant authorities. The Minister said that the relief sought by the industry with respect to salary subsidy, interest-free loans for three years, exemption of taxes and duties, waiver of minimum demand charges on electricity and electricity at industrial rates.
During the conference, the Minister also lauded the industry and the fact that India has over 9,500 screens, which cumulatively generated nearly Rs 30 crore per day by way of sale of tickets of cinema halls alone.