PTIJul 17, 2017 12:30:37 IST
Public broadcaster Prasar Bharati is likely to distribute around 10 lakh free of cost direct- to-home (DTH) set-top boxes in naxal-hit areas of the country, in a bid to reach out to people in "media dark" region, an official said.
According to a proposal by the public broadcaster, 5-10 lakh units of DTH set-top boxes will be given free of cost to people in areas affected by Left-Wing Extremism (LWE). "Yes, we will distribute set-up boxes in naxal-hit areas," a senior information and broadcasting ministry (I&B Ministry) said.
Besides a dedicated DD channel for Chhattisgarh, Naidu had also stated that a high-power transmitter would be commissioned in Jagdalpur (Bastar district headquarter) which would beam signal of AIR Jagdalpur to a radius of 200 kms.
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