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Broadcasting Infrastructure and Network Development scheme of Prasar Bharti

Broadcasting Infrastructure and Network Development scheme of Prasar Bharti


The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, CCEA has approved Broadcasting Infrastructure and Network Development scheme of Prasar Bharti.

An amount of Rs. 1054 crore have been approved for a three year period till 2020. 

Out of Rs 1,054.52 crore, an amount of Rs 435.04 crore has been approved for the continuing schemes of All India Radio, while an amount of Rs 619.48 crore approved for the schemes of Doordarshan.

Provisions have also been made for modernisation of existing equipment and facilities in studios which are essential to sustain the on-going activities and also for High Definition Television (HDTV) transmitters at Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata.

Setting up of Digital Terrestrial Transmitters (DTTs) at 19 locations and digitization of studios at 39 locations, DSNG (Digital Satellite News Gathering) Vans at 15 locations and upgradation of earth stations at 12 locations, have also been approved under the scheme.

New Channel for Northeast

The Cabinet also approved the launch of DD ArunPrabha Channel from Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, to fulfil the aspirations of people of North East Region.

 

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