Imphal: A high-ranking team comprised of officials from the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India, and Prasar Bharati, New Delhi, visited the bordering district of Manipur – Jiribam on Thursday to evaluate the feasibility of the newly installed All India Radio Transmission Centre.
The team was led by Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, N. Sanatomba Singh, and he was assisted by a technical team comprising of the Under Secretary, M/o I & B, M. Rajendran; DDG (CG & PBB), PBS New Delhi, Anjani Kumar; and DDG Guwahati (NER) AIR, SM Tanwar Alam.
Director (E/HoO), AIR Imphal, N. Nandakumar; AD (E) AIR Silchar, K P Yadav; and DD (E) DDK, Silchar, Somarjit Singh, were also part of the team.
The team visited different villages located within the jurisdiction of Jiribam District and evaluated the technical feasibility and reach of the proposed transmission centre. The Transmission Center is expected to be manned by AIR Imphal and relay different programmes and news originating from AIR Imphal and AIR New Delhi.
The team also visited the BSNL office at Jiribam and interacted with the officials there. They also interacted with the officials of District Administration Jiribam and the villagers to obtain comments and suggestions regarding the installation of the transmission centre.
The team will further discuss the enhancement of programme contents during a meeting to be held at AIR, Imphal, on Friday. It may be mentioned that the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has decided to increase the network of AIR and DD and has allocated a budget of Rs. 2500 crore for the purpose.