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13 January 2015

3 TV Channels To Be Launched For Northeast India

By Sushanta Talukdar

Guwahati, Jan 13 : Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Colonel (retd) Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Monday said that the work for launching three new television channels for the North-east for the promotion of local language and culture, and local programme production was in progress, and the government would soon come out with the details of the proposed channels for the region.

Addressing a press conference on the sidelines of the 19{+t}{+h}National Youth Festival which concluded here on Monday, the Union Minister said that survey work for setting up of a Film and Television Institute in the region had also been carried out, but the government was yet to finalise the site.

The construction of the permanent campus of the Indian Institute of Mass Communication Centre at Aizawl would also be taken up in the current year, he said.

Colonel (retd) Rathore said that All India Radio has wide coverage in the region and the government would also support the setting up of community radio centres to reach out to more people in remote areas along international borders.


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