More Broadcasting Channels Coming To North Eastern India


MOS of Information and Broadcasting, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Monday said India’s Union Government will continue their focus on the development of the North Eastern region of the country.

During a press conference held at Guwahati, the minister said Prime Minister Narendra Modi believes in action, so he emphasized the Act East policy.

“AIR has a high reach in the North East. The Information and broadcasting ministry will encourage setting up community radio stations in border areas,” Rathore said.

Rathore said the thrust has been given in the North East region and his ministry will provide support to set up community radio stations in the region.

“E-Books are being developed by the Information and Broadcasting ministry. Three more channels are coming up in the North East region. Doordarshan is going to be digitalized,” Rathore said, speaking about three main developments.

Union Sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal said steps are being taken to groom young talent through a Sports Talent Search scheme.

He hoped that the efforts of the Centre would help to eliminate violence from the region.

He also said steps are being taken to set up a sports university in Manipur.

Hemanta Kumar Nath is a correspondent in Assam, India, who reports on local news in Assam, the north east Indian state.