Prasar Bharati today clarified that no station of All India Radio is being closed anywhere in any state. Taking a serious note of the false reporting and fake news claiming closure of AIR stations by various media outlets across the country, Prasar Bharati has made it clear that these reports are baseless and factually incorrect.
Prasar Bharati stated that no AIR station is being downgraded or converted anywhere in any State or Union Territory. It added tha AIR stations will continue to originate local programming in line with linguistic, socio-cultural and demographic diversity furthering the mission of AIR to nurture local talent.
Prasar Bharati further announced that it is moving ahead with its plans to strengthen the All India Radio and AIR Network with several key projects ready for implementation during 2021-2022, expanding its network with more than hundred new FM radio transmitters across India.
Prasar Bharati is also moving ahead with its plans to introduce Digital Terrestrial Radio in India. Select AIR channels are already available through Digital DRM technology to the listeners in many cities and regions on an experimental basis. Prasar Bharati is also in advanced stage of testing Digital Technology options for FM Radio and a standard for the same will be finalised near future to start the roll out of Digital FM Radio in India.
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