Promoted by the Gupta family, the Jagran group is one of the well known business groups in North India and is immensely popular for its Hindi daily ‘DAINIK JAGRAN’. Promoted in 1942 by the late Puran Chandra Gupta, a freedom fighter, Dainik Jagran is currently ranked as the No. 1 Hindi newspaper in India. With a strong readership base of 17.5 mn readers spread over 8 Indian states, Dainik Jagran reaches out to nearly 56% of the Indian population. The newspaper covers a vast geographical area comprising the states of UP, Uttaranchal, Punjab, Bihar, Delhi, Harayana, Jharkhand, M.P. and parts of Rajasthan .
Today, Daink Jagran has 31 printing centres located at Kanpur, Lucknow, Agra, Gorakhpur,Varanasi Allahabad, Jhansi, Meerut, Haldwani, Dehradun, Aligarh, Bareilly ,Moradabad, Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Dhanbad, Bharatpur, Muzaffarpur, Ludhiyana, Panipat, Hissar , New Delhi, Jalandhar, Patna, Bhopal and Rewa. Dainik Jagran, with its strong brand identity, is the only Hindi Daily that provides umbrella coverage to the entire ‘Hindi Belt’. The group, owned and managed by the Gupta family, now headed by Mr. Yogendra Mohan Gupta and Mr. Mahendra Mohan Gupta, both of whom are ably supported by other family members. Financially strong, the Jagran group has been expanding its businesses, by leaps and bound.
The Jagran Group has other business interests also, namely a 3000 TCD Sugar Mill at Saharanpur, Jagmini Micro knits (P) Ltd. manufacturing knitwear socks as 100% EOU. They are also involved in educational activities at Kanpur as well as in Noida. The group is running a C.B.S.E. School in Kanpur – Puranchand Vidya Niketan that is located in south Kanpur. The school is a landmark in its area. The group has also setup a public school in Noida “JPS” and a multimedia and mass communication institute “JIMMC” at Noida. They have recently launched their 24 hours satellite news channel under the name of Channel 7 JTV, which is a digital channel.
Mr. Gupta, the Chairman of Rave Entertainment (P) Ltd. and a member of Rajya Shabha has over 46 years of experience of industries, Media in particular.
He is also the Chairman of Shakumbhri Sugar and Allied Industries Ltd., Chairman and Managing Director of Jagran Prakashan (P)Ltd.., Director of Jagran Ltd., Jagran Micro Motors Ltd., Member( Executive committee) of Indian News Paper Society , Indian Language News Paper Association , Founder Secretary and Treasurer of Shri Puran Chandra Smarak Trust, Kanchan Charitable Trust, Past President of Indian Newspaper Society , Indian Language Newspaper Association, Member of Press Council Of India , Audit Bureau of
Circulations and associated with many philanthropic organizations.
Mr. Gupta has also been appointed director on the Board of the leading national
news agency, the United News of India (UNI). He has created a niche for himself
by his unequalled devotion to help the language newspapers to keep pace with
everyday changing modern technology and become qualitatively competitive in the
newspaper industry. He is a Media executive reputed for his protagonism of
objective journalism and making newspaper a meaningful and powerful instrument
for transformation of society and betterment of mankind.