Speaking on the occasion Secretary, Prasar Bharti, Uday Verma said that four new FM stations at Kargil, Drass, Tsuru and Padam have been completed. He requested the Chief Minister to also announce their distant inauguration from here which the Chief Minister accepted and announced these stations opened.
The Secretary said that 10 to 15 new FM stations are being set up in Jammu and Kashmir in near future adding that Prasar Bharti has a programme of setting up 839 new FM stations in private sector in 290 cities of the Country and Jammu and Kashmir is getting priority in this programme. He said that 10 to 20 FM Channels in private sector have been earmarked for Jammu and Kashmir under this programme. He said the license fee for the private parties intending to launch FM stations in the State would be half as compared to the private persons in rest of the Country. He said the rental fee for the private parties of Jammu and Kashmir will also be half as compared to others.
The Secretary conveyed best wishes of Union Information and Broadcasting Minister to Doordarshan and Radio Kashmir, Srinagar and added that he has been asked by the Minister to assure the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir that Prasar Bharti would do whatever possible for upgrading and improving the public broadcasting in the State.
Legislator, Jahangir Mir, CEO Prasar Bharti, Jawahir Sarkar, Director General Doordarshan, Tripurari Sharan, Director General All India Radio, L.
D. Mandloi, All India Youth Congress President, Rajiv Sadhav, officers and staff of Radio Kashmir and Doordarshan were present on the occasion among others.
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