The Indian government stated that it is planning to set up eight Television Terrestrial Transmitters and eight FM broadcasting set ups on February 28, Friday. According to Republica Online, the set ups will placed along the India-Nepal border, targeting to cover 65 percent of the population of Nepal.
Approving the 12th Plan scheme of All India Radio and Doordarshan, the Indian Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved Ministry of Information and Broadcasting´s proposal regarding the 12th Plan scheme of All India Radio (AIR) and Doordarshan “Broadcasting Infrastructure and Network Development” at a cost of Rs.3500 crore.
“The scheme has two major components namely continuing schemes of the 11th Plan and new schemes of the 12th Plan. The continuing schemes of AIR and Doordarshan are at different stages of implementation and are scheduled to be completed in phases by 2015-16 by Doordarshan and 2016-17 by AIR,” reads a statement issued by the Indian Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in New Delhi.
The Indian government said that it would set up FM stations at 118 places besides eight FM broadcasting set ups along the Indo-Nepal border, replacement of old FM transmitters at 77 locations and six MW transmitters by FM Transmitters, digitalisation of 29 studios and creation of archival facility at Guwahati are envisaged.