Lucknow: Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today said Doordarshan and Akashwani will expand its base in Uttar Pradesh and...
Lucknow: Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today said Doordarshan and Akashwani will expand its base in Uttar Pradesh and will even go to Nepal with setting up of more FM stations and starting programmes on local regional languages.
"UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has suggested live coverage of the Assembly session by Doordarshan and to start programme on Brij, Bhojpur and Awadhi languages on Akashwani and Doordarshan," Mr Naidu said, adding that his Ministry has accepted Mr Adityanath's suggestions.
The Union Minister, who held a review meeting with the officials of the Doordarshan and Akashwani here today during his day-long visit, made it clear that Doordarshan and Akashwani would be promoted in a bigger way.
"We are launching the DD Kisan channel which will benefit the farmers while the number of FM channels would also be increased in the state," he said.
Claiming that Akashwani has become popular now after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ' Maan Ki Baat' and people in villages and even in cities have started purchasing transistors, the Union Minister said now effort would be made so that the Akashwani and Doordarshan programmes are seen in Nepal area too which are adjoining UP.