PM to inaugurate 91-FM transmitters to boost radio connectivity today
PM to inaugurate 91-FM transmitters to boost radio connectivity today

New Delhi:Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to virtually inaugurate 91-FM transmitters in 84 districts across 18 states and two union territories today, April 28.  The transmission is expected to boost radio connectivity in India..

"The government is dedicated to improving FM connectivity throughout the nation. The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said in a statement that the 91 new 100 Watt FM transmitters had been placed in 84 districts spanning 18 States and 2 Union Territories.

The statement read that improving coverage in Aspirational Districts and border regions has been a particular emphasis of this expansion.

"The States and Union Territories 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," the PMO said.

With this expansion of AIR's FM service, an additional two crore people, who didn't have access to the medium, will now be covered, the PMO further added. A 35,000 sq km area will see an enhancement in coverage as a result. The Prime Minister has long held a strong belief in the value of radio in interacting with the general public.

The statement said, "Prime Minister started the Mann ki Baat show, which is now approaching its landmark 100th episode, to harness the special strength of the medium to reach out to the biggest possible audience. 

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