Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate 91 FM transmitters of 100 W on 28 April at 10:30 am via video conferencing.
The inauguration will give a further boost to radio connectivity in the country
According to a PMO release, the government has been committed to enhance FM connectivity in the country.
The 91 new 100 W FM transmitters have been installed in 84 districts across 18 States and 2 Union Territories.
A special focus of this expansion has been on enhancing coverage in Aspirational Districts and in border areas, according to the PMO.
The states and UTs which are covered include Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, West Bengal, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Telangana, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Ladakh and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
With this expansion of AIR’s FM service, an additional two crore people, who did-not have access to the medium, will now be covered. It will result in expansion of coverage in about 35,000 sq km area, the PMO said.
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