India to set up 190 Radio Sub-Stations

One hundred and ninety five All India Radio Sub-Stations will be set up in the country during the 11th Five Year Plan. 50 new sub-stations will be set up in 18 states .

Also one hundred forty five FM transmitters out of which 100 in North East Region and 45 in rest of the country would be set up.The Government has allocated Rs. 163.90 crores for setting up of these stations.

This information was given by Dr. S.Jagathrakshakan Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

The Ministry of State for Information and Broadcasting has framed the draft Satellite Radio Policy Guidelines based on the recommendations made by TRAI. C.M.Jatua, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today said that the draft policy envisages two kind of licenses/permissions.

One for issuing license to companies to provide satellite radio service in India and setting up of network and infrastructure relating thereto and two for permitting companies to seek registration of radio channels to be carried on such service. In addition, the draft policy provides for eligibility conditions, license fee, foreign investment norms and other regulatory provisions etc.

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