Women and Child Development among top five ministry for best Facebook page

The WCD minister Maneka Gandhi had participated in a live interaction with people on Facebook yesterday.

Published: 02nd June 2016 08:44 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd June 2016 08:44 PM   |  A+A-


Facebook had been testing ways to expand the "like" button amid user complaints that it was not always appropriate, especially in cases of tragic events. | AFP


NEW DELHI: Women and Child Development ministry has been rated among the top five ministries of the government for having best Facebook page in a survey of 37 ministries done by the social media website.

"Of the total 51 central ministries, 37 were evaluated for their Facebook presence and Women and Child Development ministry ranks 4th, according to an evaluation conducted by Facebook," a ministry official said.

The survey has ranked the Information and Broadcasting Ministry's Facebook page as the best on the parameters of highest interactions, interaction rate, page size and average daily posts. It was followed by the Ministry of External Affairs and Ministry of Railways.

"WCD Ministry hit 2,00,000 likes on June 1, 2016. The Facebook site of WCD Ministry added 1,00,000 likes in less than five months. In an attempt to apprise beneficiaries about the policies framed and the schemes unveiled for them, the social media wing of the Ministry puts out content from which every common person can benefit," the ministry said in an official statement.

The Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi had participated in a live interaction with people on Facebook yesterday. "The activity reached out to nearly 1,00,000 people, with over 1,600 questions received. The Minister has promised to answer all the questions personally," the official said. 


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