Hooda for independent satellite TV channel for Haryana
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Last Updated: Sunday, January 10, 2010, 18:12
Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has asked the Centre to provide an independent satellite TV channel for the state to highlight his government's welfare programmes and other policies.

In a letter to Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni, Hooda said Haryana needs an Independent satellite TV channel as the "state is humming with activities and the welfare programmes and other policies of the state government are not adequately communicated to the masses through Doordarshan Channels as in other States, including Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab which have their own independent satellite channels."

"The state has only one regional centre at Hisar and its low power transmission covers an area in a radius of 15 to 25 kms. Whereas, high power transmission covers 50 kms. Also, this regional centre transmits its programmes from Monday to Friday between 5 p.m. and 7.30 p.m. and relays the programmes from Doordarshan National on Saturday and Sunday," a statement said here quoting Hooda.

This regional centre does not cover even the entire state and being a relay centre, it transmits the programmes for about two hours daily in the evening only, he said.

Hooda said the regional TV centre at Hisar can also be upgraded to a full-fledged independent satellite channel.


First Published: Sunday, January 10, 2010, 18:12

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