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India – New transmitters for cross-border spread of radio content soon

The Indian Government has announced commissioning of two new digital transmitters of 100kw strength each for dissemination of content across the border for Afghanistan-Pakistan region.

The Shortwave Solid State digital transmitters would be inducted by the end of August, and would be installed in Delhi. The Information Minister said a “3kw FM transmitter in Daman will be replaced by 6kw transmitter” and likewise a 6kw FM transmitter would be replaced by 10kw FM transmitter in Karaikal, Puducherry, to enhance the spread of content dissemination.

The announcements were made at a meeting conducted by the minister to review functioning of media units in the Union Territories (UTs). During the meeting, Naidu urged the UTs to implement the Cable TV Act effectively to restrict airing of objectionable content and unauthorised channels. He also stressed the importance of communication in local dialects within the Territories and encouraged setting up of community radios to galvanise the exercise.