Lokmat ( Marathi (मराठी:लोकमत, literally 'People's Opinion') is a Marathi language newspaper published from Mumbai, and several other cities in Maharashtra state. Founded in 1971 by Jawaharlal Darda, in 2014, as per Indian Readership Survey (IRS 2014) it was the tenth largest Indian daily with 5.887 million readers, and in Marathi, it is the largest selling daily  with 1.4 million copies a day. As per IRS 2010 Q3, Lokmat has a total readership of 23.67 million, Lokmat has a total readership of 23.67 million. Its registered and corporate offices are located in Mumbai, Maharashtra (India) and its main administrative center is located at Lokmat Building, Lokmat Square, Nagpur (India).
Mr. Darda is the Chairman of Audit Bureau of Circulation (India) for the year 2010-11. He is a former President of the Indian Newspaper Society, Founder President of South Asian Editors Forum formed by the editors of dailies in South Asia, an ex-member of the Press Council of India and Managing Trustee of the Press Institute of Maharashtra. Currently, he is a member of the World Association of Newspaper, Paris, the Commonwealth Press Union, London, the International Advertising Association Inc., New York, the Indian Language Newspaper Association, the National Readership Studies Council and the Advertising Club of India.
Main sections: Local, Maharashtra, National, International, Agriculture, Sports. These sections are covered in every day all editions of Lokmat.