29 March 2023: With rising concerns regarding radio connectivity, PM Modi introduces transmitters across India. Read more to know why.
On Friday, Prime Minister Modi virtually established 91 new radio transmitters of 100 watts, in 84 districts across 18 states and 2 union territories.
The prime minister declared that while talking about radio and FM, his connection with those is that of an enthusiastic listener as well as that of a host.
All India FM is taking a significant stride forward today with the development of All India Radio's (AIR) FM service. According to PM Modi, the activation of All India FM's 91 FM transmitters is like presenting the nation with a gift. The PMO reported that the 2 crore individuals who previously did not have much access to the media would now be covered. A 35,000 sq. km area will see an enhancement in coverage as a consequence. The Prime Minister has long held a strong belief in the value of radio in interacting with the general public.
Anurag Thakur, the union minister of media and information, has occasionally said in public that this is a momentous move. The installation of radio stations will be highly beneficial in providing local residents with updates on sports, leisure activities, and farming.
The announcement stated that improving coverage in aspirational districts and border regions has been a particular emphasis of this expansion.
Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Telangana, Chhattisgarh, Ladakh, and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands are among the states and UTs that are covered.
The recognition of radio rose thanks to Mann Ki Baat. A statement from the Asian News International (ANI) stated that the Prime Minister established the Mann ki Baat show, which is now approaching its historic 100th episode, to harness the special appeal of the medium to reach out to the biggest possible audience.