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