India’s Minister for Information & Broadcasting (I&B), M.Venkaiah Naidu, has announced a separate 24×7 DD (Doordarshan) channel for the state of Jharkhand.
The government was putting up a vision document for a 24×7 DD Jharkhand channel for the people of the state and the proposal was included in the 3-year action plan of DD.
However till the launch of 24×7 channel, DD Ranchi programmes would be telecast on DD Bihar. Jharkhand related programmes would be provided a special window in already available 24×7 satellite channel-DD Bihar.
The Minister stated this at the review meeting of the programs and initiatives of Ministry of I&B held at Ranchi, Jharkhand today. Chief Minister of Jharkhand Raghubar Das was also present during the review meeting.
While giving an overview of issues discussed during the review meeting, Naidu said that Government of Jharkhand has been requested to provide a dedicated power supply through separate feeders to All India Radio (AIR) and Doordarshan Stations in the state.
He mentioned that action was being taken to cover all shadow areas of Koderma region by December 2018, to ensure 100% coverage of all geographic regions in the state by DD and AIR.
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