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Pune : PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate 91 FM Transmitters on April 28

In a move which will boost radio connectivity in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate 91 FM Transmitters on 28 April. Modi will inaugurate 91 FM transmitters of 100 W on 28 April at 10:30 AM via video conferencing. The inauguration will give a further boost to radio connectivity in the country.

Transmitters are spread across 18 States and 2 UTs. with special focus on enhancing connectivity in Aspirational Districts and Border areas. Additonal 2 crore people will now be covered, with an increase in coverage of about 35,000 sq km area.

The government has been committed to enhance FM connectivity in the country. The 91 new 100 W FM transmitters have been installed in 84 districts across 18 States and 2 Union Territories. A special focus of this expansion has been on enhancing coverage in Aspirational Districts and in border areas. The States and UTs which are covered include Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, West Bengal, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Telangana, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Ladakh and Andaman & Nicobar Islands. With this expansion of AIR’s FM service, an additional 2 crore people, who did-not have access to the medium, will now be covered. It will result in expansion of coverage in about 35,000 sq km area.

The Prime Minister has been a firm believer in the important role which radio plays in reaching out to the masses. To harness the unique strength of the medium to reach out to the widest possible audience, Prime Minister started Mann ki Baat programme, which is now nearing its landmark 100th episode.

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