Government approves Central Sector Broadcasting Infrastructure & Network Development Scheme
Tags: Government Schemes
The Central Government has approved Central Sector Broadcasting Infrastructure and Network Development (BIND) Scheme with an outlay of over two 2,539 crore rupees up to 2025-26 on 4 January.
About the Scheme
The scheme will financially assist Prasar Bharati in expansion and upgradation of its broadcasting infrastructure, content development and civic works.
The scheme will broaden the reach in Left Wing Extremism, border and strategic areas.
The scheme is a means of providing financial assistance to Prasar Bharati for expenses related to expansion and upgradation of its broadcasting infrastructure, content development and civic work related to the organisation.
The scheme will enable the public broadcaster to upgrade facilities with better infrastructure.
This will enhance the reach of the scheme including Left Wing Extremism, Border and Strategic Sectors and provide high quality content to the viewers.
About Prasar Bharati
It is the largest statutory autonomous public broadcasting agency in India which was established in 1997.
It was established under an Act of Parliament and consists of Doordarshan Television Network and All India Radio.
In September 1990, the Parliament passed the Prasar Bharati (Broadcasting Corporation of India) Act.
This Act made provision for the establishment of a Broadcasting Corporation of India named Prasar Bharati.
Head quarters - New Delhi
CEO - Gaurav Dwivedi
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