About 70 regional journalists including stringers of newspapers and news channels participated in the one day Conference, an official statement here said.

In his message to the participants, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore said media by providing information about welfare schemes can transform the lives of the people living in rural areas.
    
Rathore, according to the statement, also said emergence of internet and social media has brought about information revolution in the country while underlining the need to build capacities of rural journalists for establishing better reach to the people in rural areas.
    
One of the major objectives of the conference was to receive feedback from the journalists working in rural areas on their information needs, the statement said.
    
Participants were also given orientation on the role of social media in information dissemination, it added.

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