PM Modi launches 91 FM Transmitters of capacity of 100 Watt

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PM Modi launches 91 FM Transmitters of capacity of 100 Watt

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 28th April virtually commissioned 91 FM Transmitters of capacity of 100 Watt at Diphu in Karbi Anglong district of Assam.

An overview of the news

  • Priority has been given to Left Wing Extremism affected areas, aspirational districts and border areas of the country for setting up new transmitters.

  • The transmitter will act as a vehicle to convey information about programs and policies of the government as well as entertainment content to every nook and corner of the country.

  • This will strengthen cultural connectivity as well as intellectual bonding and is expected to benefit the underprivileged who may not have had access to this facility earlier.

  • It will promote digital entrepreneurship in villages.

  • It can be linked to the strength of the country and the collective power of duty among the countrymen.

About All India Radio

  • All India Radio, formally known as Akashvani since 1957, is India's national public radio broadcaster and an arm of Prasar Bharati.

  • It was established in 1936.

  • It is run by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

  • Its slogan is 'Bahujan Hitay: Bahujan Sukhay', which translates to 'serving, educating and entertaining the masses'.

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