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HIGH POWER TRANSMITTERS OF DOORDARSHAN AND ALL INDIA RADIO INAUGURATED AT HAMBOTING LA

HIGH POWER TRANSMITTERS OF DOORDARSHAN AND ALL INDIA RADIO INAUGURATED AT HAMBOTING LA

Context:

On 25th Sep 2021, Union Minister of Information & Broadcasting, Shri Anurag Singh Thakur, dedicated to the nation High Power Transmitters of Doordarshan and All India Radio at Hamboting La near Kargil in Ladakh.

About the Transmitters:

  • These are the 10 KW transmitters.
  • These are the highest altitude TV and Radio transmitters in India.
  • These are located at the height of 4054 metres (about 13,300 ft) above the mean sea level.
  • The transmitters at Leh are at an altitude of 3501 metres (about 11,450 ft).
  • The range of the transmitters is more than 50 kms in radius.
  • Transmitters would cover a population of about 50,000 in the remote border area of Kargil.

Significance of Transmitters:

  • Border coverage by strong signals of Radio & Television is an important aspect of the broadcasting policies of the Government.
  • It is not only required for providing correct information to the people in the sensitive border areas of J&K and Ladakh but also to counter the propaganda from the hostile neighbours.
  • The strengthening of terrestrial coverage in border areas also allows the viewers/listeners to be adequately informed about the country’s policies, news and current affairs and simultaneously be entertained by a variety of programmes.

Hamboting La:

  • It is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.056m (13,307 ft) above sea level, located in the Ladakh region in Jammu and Kashmir.
  • It is one of the most difficult locations considering the hostile weather conditions and geographical terrain.

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