| 16 Apr 2024
Govt to set up 93 AIR transmitters in two years

Mumbai:The government has proposed to set up 93 All India Radio transmitters and 41 Doordarshan transmitters in the country during 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 at a cost of Rs 1.82 billion and Rs 1.98 billion respectively.

In addition, 100 Low Power Transmitters (LPTs) will also be set up in the north eastern states.Factors such as extent of resultant coverage to urban and rural population; provision of coverage to tribal, hilly, remote and border areas; terrain conditions will decide the location of the new transmitters, and these will be put up irrespective of the number of cities.

This information was given by the minister of information and broadcasting and parliamentary affairs, P R Dasmunsi, in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha on 26 February.