annual report - Prasar Bharati
ANNUAL REPORT
2007-08
PRASAR BHARATI
(BROADCASTING
CORPORATION OF INDIA)
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CONTENTS
Pages
Chapter I
Prasar Bharati – The Corporation
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Chapter II
Prasar Bharati during 2007-08
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Chapter III
Activity Report
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Chapter IV
All India Radio
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Chapter V
Doordarshan
136-206
Chapter VI
Finance and Accounts
207 –227
Statement of Accounts
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CHAPTER I
Prasar Bharati – THE CORPORATION
Prasar Bharati (the Broadcasting Corporation of India) is the public service broadcaster
in the country, with All India Radio and Doordarshan as its two constituents. It came
into existence on 23rd November, 1997, with a mandate to organize and conduct public
broadcasting services to inform, educate and entertain the public and to ensure a
balanced development of broadcasting in the country.
Objectives
The major objectives of the Prasar Bharati Corporation as laid out in the Prasar Bharati
Act, 1990 are as follows:
 To uphold the unity and integrity of the country and the values enshrined in the
Constitution;
 To promote national integration;
 To safeguard citizens’ rights to be informed on all matters of public interest by
presenting a fair and balanced flow of information;
 To pay special attention to the fields of education and spread of literacy,
agriculture, rural development, environment, health & family welfare and
science & technology;
 To create awareness about women’s issues and take special steps to protect the
interests of children, aged and other vulnerable sections of the society;
 To provide adequate coverage to diverse cultures, sports and games and youth
affairs;
 To promote social justice, safeguarding the rights of working classes, minorities
and tribal communities.
 To promote research and expand broadcasting faculties & development in
broadcast technology.
The Prasar Bharati Board
The Corporation is governed by the Prasar Bharati Board, which comprises a
Chairman, an Executive Member (also known as Chief Executive Officer), a Member
(Finance), a Member (Personnel), six Part-time Members, a representative of the
Ministry of Information & Broadcasting and the Directors General of All India Radio
and Doordarshan as ex-officio Members. The Chairman is a part time member with a
six year tenure. The Executive Member, the Member (Finance) and the Member
(Personnel) are whole time members also with a six year tenure, subject to the age limit
of 62 years.
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The Prasar Bharati Board meets from time to time and deliberates on important policy
issues and gives directions to the executive to implement policy guidelines.
The Members of the Board
During the period, the composition of the Prasar Bharati Board was as follows:1. Chairman
2. Executive Member
3. Member (Finance)
4. Member (Personnel)
5. Representative of
Ministry of I & B.
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6. Six Part-time Members
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7. Director General,
All India Radio
(ex-officio member)
8. Director General,
(ex-officio member)
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Shri M.V. Kamath
Shri B.S. Lalli
Shri A.K. Jain
Shri V. Shivakumar from 04.04.2007
Shri Pradeep Singh, Additional Secretary
till 6th Nov 2007
Shri Uday Kumar Varma, Additional Secretary
w.e.f 20th December 2007
Smt. Chitra Mudgal till 21.11.2007
Shri M.L. Mehta
till 21.11.2007
Shri R.N. Bisaria
Smt. Mamata Shankar
Dr. Sunil Kapoor
Shri George Varghese
Shri Brijeshwar Singh upto 12.06.2007
Shri B.S. Lalli
from 13.06.2007
(Addl. Charge)
Vacant
Organisation Structure:
The Prasar Bharati Board functions at the apex level ensuring formulation and
implementation of the policies of the organization and fulfillment of the mandate in
terms of the Prasar Bharati Act, 1990. It meets from time to time and deliberates on
important policy issues and gives directions to the executive to implement policies. The
Executive Member functions as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Corporation
subject to the control and supervision of the Board and exercises such powers and
discharges such functions of the Board as it may delegate to him.
All important policy matters relating to Finance, Administration and Personnel
are submitted to the CEO and the Board through the Member (Finance) and Member
(Personnel) as required, for the purpose of advice, implementation of proposals and
decisions thereon. Officers from different streams working in the Prasar Bharati
Secretariat assist the CEO, Member (Finance) and Member (Personnel) in integrating
actions, operations, plans and policy implementation as well as look after the budget,
accounts and general financial matters of the Corporation.
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Prasar Bharati also has a unified vigilance set up at the headquarters, headed by a
Chief Vigilance Officer.
Prasar Bharati Marketing offices located at centres such as Mumbai, New Delhi,
Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad look after all marketing activities of both
All India Radio and Doordarshan.
To facilitate decision making, the Policy & Executive Committee (earlier known
as Management Committee) has been constituted for both Doordarshan and AIR,
chaired by the CEO. Further, Committees of Programmes which has all DDG level
programme officers as members, meet to decide the content of DD National, DD News
etc.
The Director General heads the Directorate General of All India Radio and the
Directorate General of Doordarshan. They function in close association with Member
(Finance) and Member (Personnel) and the CEO in carrying out the policy directives of
the Board and manage day-to-day affairs of AIR and Doordarshan. Both in AIR and
Doordarshan, there are broadly four different Wings responsible for distinct activities
viz. Programme, Engineering, Administration & Finance and News.
ALL INDIA RADIO
Director General, All India Radio is responsible for the overall administration of the
entire Akashvani network consisting of 231 stations and 373 broadcast transmitters of
which 146 1are MW (Medium Wave), 161 FM (Frequency Modulation) and 54 SW
(Short Wave) transmitters as on 1.04.2008. In the performance of the duties of the
Director General, the following officers assist :
Programme Wing:
The Deputy Directors General (DDGs) in the headquarters and in the regions look after
all matters relating to programming and content creation. These officers belong to the
Programme cadre of All India Radio. The offices of the regional DDGs are located at
Delhi and Chandigarh (Northern Region), Mumbai and Ahmedabad (Western Region),
Lucknow and Bhopal (Central Region), Kolkata (Eastern Region), Guwahati (North
Eastern Region), Chennai (Southern Region –I) & Bangalore (Southern Region-II).
Audience Research Wing
There is a Director (Audience Research) to assist the Director General in carrying out
surveys of Audience Research on the programme b’cast by various stations of All India
Radio. Audience Research unit of DG: AIR is supported by Six Dy. Directors (AR) at
the Regional Mobile Units located at Shillong, Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi &
Allahabad and 38 Audience Research Units spread over the entire country. This is
perhaps the largest Media Research Organisation in the world.
Engineering Wing:
Engineer –in-Chief, All India Radio is the Engineering Head of AIR network. Assisted
by Chief Engineer, he is responsible for planning, design, operation & maintenance of
the total technical infrastructure of AIR including the radio broadcast development. E5
in-C operates through the Engineering Headquarter and the Planning & Development
Unit in the AIR Directorate, Zonal Chief Engineers and Engineering Heads of various
AIR stations. The Zonal Chief Engineers offices are located at Mumbai, Kolkata,
Guwahati, Chennai and New Delhi. E-in-C is also responsible for radio broadcast,
research & development and training of engineering staff. The Civil Construction Wing
(CCW), also headed by a Chief Engineer, looks after the civil construction activities.
The CCW also caters to the needs of Doordarshan.
Administration & Finance
A Deputy Director General (Administration) assists the Director General on all matters of
general administration. A Director looks after the Engineering and Programme administration
of All India Radio.
Deputy Director General (Finance) assists the Director General on financial matters. He also
functions as the Internal Financial Adviser and is supported by a Finance Advisory Cell.
A Deputy Director General (Security) assisted by Assistant Director General (Security) look
after security and safety of AIR installations, transmitters, studios, offices, etc. These officers
also look after the security needs of Doordarshan.
SUBORDINATE OFFICES:
News Services Division
The NSD is responsible for news bulletins and news based programmes broadcast on
different channels of AIR with in the country and abroad. It puts out over 512 news
bulletins daily in 87 languages/dialects (Indian and foreign) for a duration of over 50
hours from its headquarters in New Delhi and 44 Regional News Units (RNUs) across
the country.
External Services Division
The External Services Division of All India Radio broadcasts in 27 languages – 16
foreign and 11 Indian languages. These services are radiated for an aggregate duration
of 72 hours daily and are projected to over 100 countries.
Transcription & Programme Exchange Service
The Transcription and Programme Exchange Service, headed by a Director, looks after
exchange of programmes among stations, building and maintenance of sound archives
and marketing of select archival recordings. It also looks after the marketing of archival
tapes and CDs
Research & Development
The functions of the Research Wing include Research and Development of equipment
required by AIR and Doordarshan, investigation and studies relating to AIR and
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Doordarshan. It is also responsible for development of prototype models of R&D
equipment for limited use field trials in the network of AIR and Doordarshan. A Chief
Engineer heads the R&D Wing.
Central Store Office
The Central Stores Office located at New Delhi performs functions relating to
procurement, stocking and distribution of engineering stores required for the
maintenance of technical equipment at All India Radio Stations.
Staff Training Institute (Programme)
Staff Training Institute (Programme) was established in 1948 at Delhi as
an attached office of DG, AIR, and New Delhi. It was declared as a subordinate office
with effect from 01.01.1990. Staff Training Institute (Programme) at Delhi and
Bhubaneshwar alongwith five other Regional Training Institutes (Programme) at
Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Shillong and Thiruvananthapuram imparts
training to all the programme and Administrative cadres of AIR and Doordarshan.
Staff Training Institute (Technical)
Staff Training Institute (Tech.) at Delhi caters to the training needs of engineering
personnel Regional training institutes have also been set up at Bhubaneshwar, Shillong
& Mumbai to augment the training facilities.
The institute at Delhi was established in 1948 and has since grown into a center of
excellence for technical training in electronic media. A well-organised Library and a
Computer center with advanced multi-media equipment are available as part of the
institute.
Sanctioned strength & new posts sanctioned In All India Radio as on March2008
Wing
Sanctioned
Vacant
Programme
6888
2594
News Wing
218
55
Engineering
6139
1226
CCW
1089
166
Administration
(i)HQ
739
239
(ii)AIR Station &DD
10796
1903
Kendras
Total
25869
6183
During the year no new posts were sanctioned.
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DOORDARSHAN
Director General, Doordarshan is responsible for the overall administration of the entire
Doordarshan network consisting of 30 channels- six All India Channels, One
Parliament channel, Eleven Regional Language Satellite channels, Eleven State
Networks, one educational channel – Gyandarshan and One International Channel.
Besides this, Doordarshan has DTH service 'DD Direct Plus' and 66 Doordarshan
Kendras/ Production Centers, 126 Doordarshan Maintenance Centers, 208 High Power
Transmitters, 815 Low Power Transmitters, 358 Very Low Power Transmitters, 18
Transposers(Annexures –I,).
In the performance of the duties and responsibilities, the Director General,is assisted by
the following officers assist Doordarshan:
Programme Wing:
Like All India Radio, Deputy Directors General (DDGs) look after all aspects relating
to programme conceptualization, production and acquisition at national, regional and
local level. They are assisted by Directors/Deputy Directors (Programmes). These
officers belong to programme cadre of Doordarshan.
News Wing:
The News Wing of Doordarshan is responsible for procurement, editing and
production of all news and current affairs programmes broadcast on
Doordarshan Channels at the national and regional level. Director General
(News) heads the News wing of Doordarshan.
Engineering Wing:
Engineering wing is headed by Engineer-in-Chief. He is assisted by the Chief
Engineers and Directors at Directorate and the zonal offices which are located at
Delhi,Mumbai,Kolkata,Chennai and Guwahati. Engineer-in-Chief is responsible for
overall maintenance of technical activities including planning,system design, project
implementation, operation and maintenance, human resource and training.
Administration & Finance Wing
The Adminstration & Finance Wing of Doordarshan is headed by Additional Director
General (ADG), who also functions as Internal Financial Advisor and he assists the
Director General on all matters of general administration, personnel management,
budget &plan coordination and finance. ADG is assisted by the DDGs/ Deputy
Directors of administration and finance.
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Sanctioned strength & new posts sanctioned
The wing wise sanctioned strength of officers and staff in AIR and Doordarshan is
given below:
All India Radio
Doordarshan
Programme
6,905
3764
News Wing
512
170
Engineering
6,066
12,122
CCW
997
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Administration & Finance
10,816
5,652
Total
25,296
21,708
Wing
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CHAPTER II
PRASAR BHARATI – Public Service Broadcaster
The goal of Public Service Broadcasting (PSB) is to meet community needs,
which exist beyond traditional geographic and institutional boundaries. Today, Prasar
Bharati through All India Radio (AIR) and Doordarshan (DD) provides maximum
coverage of the population and is one of the largest terrestrial networks in the world. In
a country, where the illiteracy rate is high, this medium has a great potential to inform,
educate and entertain people. The immense social responsibility of the Prasar BharatiAIR and DD is consonant with the potential of the network as it reaches vast masses of
the people throughout the country. Over the years, Doordarshan and All India Radio
true to their role as public broadcasters have been engaged in multifarious activities. At
this time of radical change, we must keep the best of what we do and reinvent the rest.
The future promises to be exciting and challenging for all. With the move into digital
age, public broadcasting is in the forefront of using new technology to provide better
service and programmes to an even wider and more diverse community. A national
service planned, developed and operated by the Prasar Bharati presently touches the
lives of millions each and everyday, providing the highest quality experience in cultural
and performing arts, information and public affairs documentaries and educational
programming.
The goal of Public Service Broadcasting the world over is to make needed information
available at doorsteps of everyone. It should be wide ranging in its appeal, reliable,
entertaining, instructive and informative serving only one master – its public. It strives
to engage all communities through broadest of thought provoking programmes and
outreach projects. It channelises the information and ideas that improve communities
socially, culturally and economically.
PRASAR BHARATI DURING 2007-08
Prasar Bharati remained focused on its objectives and functions as laid down in
section 12 of the Prasar Bharati Act, 1990. During the year 2007-08, All India Radio and
Doordarshan accomplished major tasks in programming and technological areas in tune
with their mandate. The highlights of the activities and initiatives during the year with
particular reference to the objectives and functions of the Corporation are briefly
described.
Prasar Bharati – Policy Initiatives
The Prasar Bharati Board held six meetings during the year (i.e. 77th to 82nd), in
which many landmark decisions were taken. The decisions were aimed not only at
fulfilling the public service mandate of the organisation but also enabling it to meet
various challenges posed by the competitive scenario as well as rapid technological
changes.
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The Board took various proactive decisions to amend various
guidelines pertaining to different categories of programmes..In the 77 th
meeting, the Board approved amendments for guidelines relating to selffinanced commissioned programmes and commissioned programmes, on
Doordarshan. It also approved changes in the rate card for telecast of
scrollers from LPTs/HPTs so as to keep them in tune with changing
requirements.
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Further the Board also approved the Indian Classics Programme, in which
Sanskrit classical works could also be considered, and the renewal of
agreement with the All India Tennis Association.
 In the 78th Meeting, the Board approved amendments to the guidelines for
consideration, processing and approval of commissioned programmes for
Doordarshan. The Guidelines for procurement of Hindi feature films for
telecast on various channels of Doordarshan on payment of royalty was
also revised so as to help check undue delays, introduce transparency and
streamline film selection.
 Approving, the Incentive Scheme for the employees of Prasar Bharati, the
Board recommended its introduction at 12 selected Doordarshan Kendras
on a pilot basis.
 The Board
approved, the hosting of Robocon 2008, an international
competition for excellence in robot designing by Prasar Bharati and MIT
Pune.
 The Board decided to keep the Volume Discount Scheme of Doordarshan
Commercial Service in abeyance, as the scheme had not benefited
Doordarshan as expected and needed to be reformulated.
 The Board
approved the revision and rationalization of the Tranch
Discount Scheme so as to avoid producers taking undue advantage of the
scheme.
 The Board decided that while hiring broadcast personnel through the
outsourcing organisation BECIL, Prasar Bharati should make payments
directly to the agency and not to the Personnel.
 The Board also ratified the proposal for the acquisition of radio rights for
India Cricket series played in England
 In the 79th Meeting, the Board approved amendments to the guidelines for
consideration, processing and approval of commissioned programmes for
North East Channels and Kashir Channels of Doordarshan.
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 The Board ratified the acquisition of radio rights and the proposal
for India-Australia cricket series 2007 while stating that financial guarantee
under contractual obligations always be carried out through Bank
Guarantee and Prasar Bharati should negotiate on equal terms and both
sides should have equal obligations.
 The Board also decided to give a special award of Rs 1,00,000/- and
monthly financial assistance of Rs 1500/- to Mrs C.E. De Mellow, wife of
Late Shri Melville De Mello, in view of his outstanding contribution
rendered in the field of Broadcast Journalism.
 In the 80th Meeting of the Board the Board discussed various issues relating
to the filling up of the post of DG, All India Radio and shortlisted names
for sending to DoPT.
 The Board also authorized CEO to consider the engagement of a
consultant for Urdu Channel on merit and outlined the need to streamline
procedures for hiring consultants in the future.
 In the 81st meeting of the Board , the Board approved amendments to the
Prasar Bharati (Broadcasting Corporation of India ) Salaries, Allowances
and other Conditions of Service of Chairman, Whole Time Members and
Part Time Members, Rules 2000 relating to contribution to Employees
Provident Fund and encashment of Earned Leave. It also approved the
amendment in the Recruitment Rules of Helper and Khalasi.
 In the 82nd meeting of the Board the Board deliberated on the need to sort
out the complex and unresolved status of employees in Prasar Bharati due
to non implementation of Section 11 of the Prasar Bharati Act which
provided for options to be taken from employees as to whether they wanted
to join Prasar Bharati or remain with the Government. The issue had
increased in complexity as employees who were earlier in favour of joining
Prasar Bharati were now demanding that both assets and man power should
remain with the Government.
 The Board also took into consideration the need to restore heating facility
for the residences of staff members in Leh and decided to refer the matter
to the Ministry of I&B for taking up the same with the MHA so that
packages apart from heating facility meant for all departments of the
Government could be applied to Prasar Bharati staff also.
PROGRESSIVE USE OF HINDI IN PRASAR BHARATI SECRETARIATE
 Hindia Section of Prasar Bharati Secretariat is dealing with the day-to-day
of Hindi and to implement the policy of official Language.
The following activities are regularly performed by the Hindi Section : Annual Report of Prasar Bharati
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Audit Report
Parliamentary Questions
Accounts Reports
Other reports and returns and as when assigned
RTI Act replies
Quarterly progressive reports in Hindi
Agenda and minutes of all meetings translated in Hindi
Quarterly OLIC meetings are held regularly, minutes of these meeting
issued and implemented.
Hindi translation of correspondence covered under section 3 (3) of OL Act.
Organizing Hindi workshops.
Imparting training in Hindi, Hindi typing/shorthand through Hindi
Teaching Scheme.
Organizing Hindi day/fortnight etc, holding Hindi Competitions.
Organizing all other activities for progressive use of Hindi as and when
asked for.
For reviewing the progress of Officeal Language in Rail Musuem, New Delhi,
Agricultural Cost Commission and Prasar Bharati Secretariat, the Committee of
Parliament of Official language entrusted the coordination work to prasar Bharati and
and inspection meeting was held on 5.7.2007.
The assurances made to the committee for implementation of Official
Language policy in the Secretariat were fulfilled. The office of Prasar Bharati
Secretariat was notified under Rule 10(4) of official Language Rales 1976 and to fulfil
another assurance regarding opening on library in the Prasar Bharati Sectt. all
necessary arrangements are ready to inaugurate it on ensuing Hindi Day.
ALL INDIA RADIO ACTIVITIES
Programme activities:
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Akashvani Sangeet Sammelan concerts were organized at 21
Stations of AIR acrosss the country on 27th and 28th October 2007
featuring artists of both Hindustani and Carnatic music.
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AIR introduced regional Folk & Light Music Festival at par with
Akashvani Sangeet Sammelan. The purpose of this regional Folk &
Light Music Akashvani Sangeet Sammelan is to project, promote &
propagate the rich folk cultural heritage of our country.
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The year commenced with the broadcast of National Spring
Festival of Folk & Light Music featuring Telugu Light songs by
Shri KBK Mohan Raju, Smt. Anjana Sudhakar, Kathakali Padam
by Kalamandalam C.V. Sukumaran from Kerala, Malayalam
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Light
songs
by Smt.T.A.Sobha, Tamil Folk by Jyotivel
& Party and Kannada Light Songs by Sangeetha Katti Kulkarni.
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Another remarkable festival that closely followed in the early year
of the broadcast was the TRINITY MUSIC FESTIVAL. In this
festival both young and prominent artists have featured.
Tyagaraja Compositions were rendered by Smt.B.Arundhati
(Vocal) and Shri Shreyas Narayanan (Vocal), Muthuswamy
Dikshitar Compositions by Dr.R.Ganesh (Vocal) and Smt.R.
Vedavalli (Vocal), Shyama Sastry compositions by Neyvelli
R.Santhanagopalan (Vocal) and Smt.Pantula Rama (Vocal).
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Another Major event was the Akashvani Sangeet Sammelan
concerts. This year Akashvani Sangeet Sammelan Concerts were
held at 23 Stations all over the country on 27th & 28th October, 2007
featuring artist of both Hindustani & Karnatic music. Total
number of participants excluding accompanying artists was 51.
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A Direct relay from Thiruvayaru on the Saint Tyagaraja
Aradhana Festival was broadcast on the 26thJanuary 2008 in our
National Programme of Music followed by a live relay of
Pancharatna Kirtanas rendered by eminent artists of Karnatic
Music in the morning on the 27th January 2008.
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Akashvani Annual Awards in different categories of Programme
Broadcast by stations of AIR are awarded every year. The Award
Presentation Ceremony for Akashvani Annual Award-2006 was
held at Radio Kashmir, Jammu on 08.04.2007.
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Public Service Broadcasting and Gandhian Philosophy Awards are
also given to commemorate the first visit of Mahatma Gandhi to
the studio of AIR, Broadcasting House, and New Delhi on 12th
November, 1947.
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AIR has stepped up its activity of Agriculture Broadcast with
launch of exclusive Project Mass Media Support to Agriculture
Extension with the title Kisan Vani for AIR from 15th February,
2004 in collabration with Ministry of Agriculture to inform local
farmers the daily market rates, weather reports and day to day
activites in their area at micro level. Presently ‘Kisan Vani’ is
being broadcast and relayed from 96 FM Stations of AIR.
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All India Radio observed 15th February as “KISAN DIVAS” from
its 96 Kisanvani broadcasting stations. Special programmes were
broadcast on the occasion by these stations.
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Special programmes on National Food Security
Mission were
broadcast by KISANVANI Broadcasting AIR stations.
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Two Trainings and one Review workshop were organized by
MANAGE, Hyderabad. Almost 40 Farm and Home Programme
Producers were trained in these Workshops.
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Programmes directed towards women listeners cover subjects
related to socio-economic development of women, health and
family welfare, food and nutrition, scientific home management,
women entrepreneurship, education, including adult education
and gender issues.
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Fixed chunks were given for educational broadcast for the
students as well as for the teachers in collaboration with the
National Council of Educational Research & Training (NCERT)
and Central Institute of Educational Technology (CIET). Besides,
educational programmes of the Indira Gandhi National Open
University (IGNOU) were broadcast from AIR stations.
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Radio adaptations of outstanding novels, short stories and stage
plays were also broadcast. Serials projecting current socioeconomic issues like unemployment, illiteracy, environment
pollution, problems of the girl child etc., were broadcast on regular
basis. The National Programme of play is broadcast on fourth
Thursday of every month at 9.30 p.m.
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Regular publicity was and is being given to National Common
Minimum Programme on each of the following thrust areas viz., 1.
Employment Opportunities, 2.Agriculture Growth, 3. Education,
4. Health, 5. Women and Children, 6. Food and Nutrition, 7.
Panchayti Raj, 8. SCs and STs, 9. Social Harmony and Welfare of
Minorities, 10. Industry, 11. Infrastructure Development, 12.
Development of J&K, North East and Border States. Special
mention can be made of the publicity given to schemes such as
Employment Guarantee Scheme, Jan Kerosene Pariyojana etc.
formulated by the various central Ministries/Departments.
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Consequent upon the coming into force of the Right to
Information Act, 2005, vigorous publicity to this Act was and is
being provided. Programme Heads of all AIR Stations were asked
to highlight the salient features of this Act in their
programmes.Publicity was given to the Hon’ble Supreme Court
Judgement on Anti Dowry Literacy among people.
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Sardar Patel Memorial Lecture in English was organised in New
Delhi on 11th October 2007. Shri Bipan Chandra, Eminent Historian
delivered the lecture on the subject “Pre Gandhian Roots of
Gandhian Era Politics. Its recording was broadcast on national
hook-up on 31st October, 2007 on the occasion of the birth
anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
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Dr. Rajendra Prasad Memorial Lecture in Hindi was organized at
Chandigarh on 16th November, 2007. Shri Ashok Bajpai, eminent
Poet delivered the lecture on the subject “Hindi ka Sanskritik
Ashay.” Its recording was broadcast on the national hook-up on
3rd December, 2007 on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Dr.
Rajendra Prasad.
The news headlines can now be obtained through SMS also.
Listeners can get the latest updates by simply typing NEWS on
mobile and sending an SMS to 5676744. The SMS service has also
been extended to Market Mantra programme. The listeners of the
programme can now give their feedback through SMS.
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News is also available on phone. Callers can get the latest
news by simply making a phone call on the designated numbers
and listen to national/international news or regional news in
English, Hindi and local language as the case may be. This service
was extended to three more cities-Imphal, Lucknow and Raipur in
2007 and two more cities Guwahati and Shimla in 2008. With this,
the service is now operational in 14 cities across the country
including Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Patna, Jaipur,
Ahmedabad, Banglore and Thiruvanathpuram.
News lovers can also get the latest news and listen to our bulletins
from NSD’s official website www.newsonair.com. The website
was relaunched with a new look and additional features in
October, 2006.
At the beginning of each session, a discussion with Members of
Parliament (MP) of different political parties is organized and
broadcast regarding “Issues before the Parliament” in English and
Hindi. During the Parliament Session, ‘Sansad Sameeksha’ in Hindi
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‘Today
in Parliament’ in English, reviewing the
proceedings of the day of both the Houses of Parliament are
broadcast. Similarly, reviews of the proceedings of the State
Legislatures, whenever they are in Session, are broadcast by the
respective Regional News Units of NSD: AIR.
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This year NSD has taken initiative to automate the newsrooms of
its different RNUs. News automation system has been installed at
six RNUs namely Guwahati, Shillong, Tirichy, Shimla, Jaipur and
Imphal. This is an endeavour towards fully digitised, paperless
office. In order to further smoothen the work of news room, all the
RNUs are in the process of shifting from teleprinter line based
news wires to World space/V-Sat based news wires for receiving
news from agencies.
The focus of the NSD’s coverage this year was the common man.
The Division did a vast coverage on the issues affecting the
common man and how the various schemes of the Central
government including the ones for the welfare of SC/ST, OBCs,
minorities, farmers, unorganized workers, women and youth have
fared. Flagship programmes of the government such as National
Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, Bharat Nirman and Sarva
Siksha Abhiyan etc. were given special coverage. Efforts were
made for giving wide coverage to all flagship theme programmes
of the central government as well as to the steps taken by the
government to check the prices of essential commodities and
wheat procurement by central and state agencies.
During the year 2007-08, NSD mounted special programmes on all
major events including election of President of India, Vice President
of India, 60-years of India’s Independence, elections to the State
Assemblies of Manipur, Uttar Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Goa, Punjab,
Gujarat, and Himachal Pradesh, 150th anniversary of First Indian
War of Independence (1857), centenary celebration of Shaheed
Bhagat Singh and the resumption of border trade between India and
China after 44 years from Nathula.The journey of three trainsAzadi Express ,Science Express and Red Ribbon express was also
widely covered in all regional and national bulletins.
The Right to Information Act was given high priority in its news
bulletins and programmes. Special featurised programmes were
mounted on economic issues such as WTO talks, government’s
efforts to contain price rise and relief packages to farmers and
National Employment Guarantee Scheme & its implementation.
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News based programmes on Indo-Pak relations were broadcast
especially in the context of containing cross-border terrorism.

Radio report on Indo – Pak Volleyball Men Test Match at Chennai
on 10th August 2007 and Volvo Master of Asia Golf Tournament at
Bangkok from 5th to 9th December 2007. AIR also covered 2nd
Commonweath Volleyball Championship for Men held in Kolkata
on 3rd and 4th August 2007.

Reports on Senior National Boxing Championship-Delhi on 31st
August 2007 and 2nd Asian Carrom Championship-Raipur on 9th
September 2007 were broadcast.

Live coverages of the 15th Senior National Women’s Football
Championship-2007 on 12th May 2007 at Rourkela, ONGC Nehru
Cup Football International Tournament on 29th August 2007 in
Delhi, Fedreation Cup Football Tournament on 15th September 2007
at Ludhiana, and 120th Durand Cup Football Tournament on 7th
November 2007 in Delhi were given.

AIR has broadcast reports on Wimblemdon Tennis Championship
2007 played from 25th June to 9th July 2007 in London and live
coverage to the Sunfeast Tennis Championship-Kolkata on 22nd and
23rd September 2007 for Semi Final and Finals respectively.

AIR has also provided extensive coverage to the 4th World Military
Games held in Hyderabad and Mumbai in October 2007.

Coverage of the National Sports Events held in India, eg., 112 th All
India Beighton Cup Hockey Tournament 2007 in Kolkata, 45th All
India Bombay Gold Cup Tournament 2007 on 25th April 2007 at
Mumbai, Asia Cup Hockey Tournament on
8th September 2007
in Chennai, 24th Surjeet Hockey Tournament on 2nd November
2007 were some other highlights of AIR Sports coverages.

AIR broadcast Voice cast on Dortmund International Chess meet
from 23rd June to 1st July 2007 from Germany, Advanced Rapid
Chess at Leon in Spain
from 6th to 9th September 2007,
International Chess Championship in Luxumberg from 9th to 15th
July 2007, Genka Leasing World Chess Championship, Germany
from 15th to 20th August 2007, World Chess Championship –
Mexico from 12th September to 1st October 2007, World Blitz Chess
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Championship – 2007 held in Mexico from 12th September to
1st October 2007 wherein G.M. Vishwanathan Anand of India won
the World Title and also on Asian Grand Prix atheletics meet on
24th and 28th June 2007 at Guwahati and Pune respectively.

AIR provided live coverage to India vs Australia Cricket Series in
Australia from 26th December 2007 to 28th January 2008 alongwith
T-20 International Cricket in Melbourne on 1st February 2008 and
also Commonwealth Bank Series (ODI) in Australia from 3rd
February to 4th March 2008.

Adding another feather to its cap, the External Services Division
has started digital transmission from its new set up installed in the
New Broadcasting House. All modern gadgets and equipments
are being used to attract as many listeners as possible.
Introduction of Internet broadcasting by All India Radio has
enabled its listeners in parts of the world like USA, Canada, West
and South Africa to avail of AIR’s Services on Internet 24 hrs.
Urdu Service of External Services Division is also available on air
through DTH w.e.f. 30.06.2006.

As a “Voice of the Nation”, External Services Division of All India
Radio has been India’s “Authentic Windows to the World”,. With
growing prestige of India in the world, an increasingly important
role is envisaged for External Broadcast for times to come.

International Relation Unit of All India Radio maintained good
relations with other broadcasting organisations across the world.
AIR, Lucknow participated in a joint radio production with
Deutsche Welle on ‘Challenges of Equality’ in respect of gender
equality in India and another joint production with DW on the
subject
‘Living With Forces of Nature’ has concluded in
November 2007 at AIR Cuttack, In which one Deutsche Welle
producer and one AIR producer participated. One producer from
Radio Canada visited AIR on study tours to study the various
aspects- of radio broadcasting in AIR. The bursary was granted to
them by the Commonwealth Broadcasting Organisation.

Under
the Cultural Exchange Programme Agreements (CEP)
signed between Govt. of India and different countries, the IR Unit
coordinates exchange of radio programmes with broadcasting
organizations of different countries. There are 21 countries at
present with which Government of India has live ‘Cultural
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Exchange Programmes Agreements’
Radio/broadcasting.
concerning

High-level delegations from Maldives, China, Germany, Deutsche
Welle, Tanzania, and Malaysia visited AIR during the period with
the aim to explore avenues for better coordination and cooperation
between the two National Radio Organizations. Mr. David Astley,
Secretary General, ABU visited Prasar Bharati, AIR, DD and the
Ministry in February 2007 to explore the possibilities of hosting 3rd
Word Electronic Media Forum in India. Many organisations in
other countries have also shown interest in AIR’s broadcast
contents to use the same at their networks. Guidelines for allowing
foreign broadcasters using AIR programming contents have been
sought from the Ministry and the response on the same is still
awaited. Facilities for recordings of programmes were made
available to BBC in AIR studios at Calcutta, Pune, and Chennai.

As in previous years AIR also participated in several International
Awards competitions and brought laurels to its credit. Entries
were sent for the AIBD Awards, CBA Awards, ABU Prizes, and
International Grand Prix radio competitions. AIR’s entry ‘Shabash
Banty’ co-shared the first prize with a Korean entry in the
‘Children Category’ of the AIBD Awards 2006 and won a trophy
and a cash prize of US $500.

AIR continued to join hands with UNICEF in disseminating the
important social messages on Health, Nutrition, Sanitation, Water,
Girls Education, Child Rights, Registration of Birth, and
Eradication of Polio, Breast-feeding, HIV/AIDS, and consumption
of Iodized Salt. UNICEF conducted two workshops at Latur and in
which Programme Executives from identified districts
participated. The objective of the workshops was to focus radio
programming which could lead to behaviour change in the people
for their betterment.

All India Radio also participated in the Thomson Foundation’s
EU-India Media Initiative on HIV/AIDS Project. Programme
Executives from different AIR stations attended the training
workshop in this respect at Delhi and Hyderabad. Four of the AIR
producers who had sent their entries for the ‘Reporting HIV/AIDS
Awards’ to Thomson Foundation were awarded a fully funded
trip to UK as a prize.
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
All India Radio is also helping Afghan Radio and Television
(ART) in their reconstruction process by providing music records
and has offered training opportunities for their personnel. A team
of four female programme personnel of ‘Educational Radio and
TV Service of Afghanistan’ (ERTV) came to India in September
2006 for an eight-days training course in the field of radio
broadcasting at STI (P), New Delhi. UNESCO sponsored the
training.

Besides, All India Radio participates actively in all the SAARC
related activities in broadcasting. Every month a SAARC Audio
Visual Exchange programme of a member country is broadcast
over AIR. A special SAARC News bulletin is also broadcast on
every Sunday.
International Relations
International Relations Unit of DG; AIR remained quite active
during in 2007-08 in carrying out and coordinating international
activities and commitments concerning All India Radio.
Besides, All India Radio participates actively in all the SAARC
related activities in broadcasting. Every month a SAARC Audio
Visual Exchange programme of a member country is broadcast
over AIR. A special SAARC News bulletin is also broadcast on
every Sunday.
High-level delegations from Malaysia, Tanzania, Sri Lanka and
Mauritius visited AIR during the period with the aim to explore
avenues for better coordination and cooperation between the
respective National Radio Organizations. Many organisations in
other countries have also shown interest in AIR’s broadcast
contents to use the same in their networks.
NHK World, Radio Japan has been taking Hindi broadcast-experts
for its Hindi service from All India Radio for over two decades. In
2007, Sh. Akhil Mittal, NRT (Hindi), News Services Division, All
India Radio, New Delhi was selected by NHK for the next twoyear secondment. AIR’s IR Unit coordinated the process of
selection of the candidate with NHK World, Japan.
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As in the previous years, AIR participated in several International
Awards competitions and brought laurels to the organisation.
Entries were sent for the AIBD Awards, CBA Awards, ABU Prizes,
and International Grand Prix radio competitions and IRIB Radio
festival.

AIR’s entry titled “Bujhi Parile Hela (Be Aware, Take Care)
produced by Sh. Padmalochan Das, Programme Executive, All India
Radio, and Sambalpur, won the First Prize in the 8th International
IRIB Radio Festival in Mashhad, held in May 2007 hosted and
organized by the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting. The award
included a cash prize of USD 2000, a Certificate, and a Trophy
besides free participation in the festival for the winner.

The entry of AIR Pune, ‘Female Infanticide’ produced by Ms.
Neelima Patwardhan got the first prize in AIBD Awards 2007, in the
category “Best In-house Radio Public Service Spot”. The award
includes a cash prize of USD 1000 and a trophy.

Commonwealth Broadcasting Association (CBA) has also shortlisted
one of the AIR’s entries sent for the CBA 2008 Award. The formal
announcement of the winner will be done during the CBA’s General
Conference which is scheduled to be held in Nassau, Bahamas from
Jan 21 to 26, 2008. The producer of the shortlisted programme has
been invited by the CBA to attend the award presentation ceremony
during the General conference. CEO, Prasar Bharati, who is the Vice
President of CBA, is also likely to attend the General Conference.
A number of AIR officials participated in the international events
abroad during the period. The details are as follows:
SL
1.
EVENT
DATE
VENUE
PARTICIANTS
May 21-June
Bonn,
Ms Padma Angmo,
No
2. 1. Deutsche WelleWorkshop on
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“Political Reporting:
15, 2007.
Germany
ANE, NSD, AIR
The German-EU and
G-8 Presidency”.
3. 2.
Asia Media Summit –
2007
3. 8th IRIB International
Radio Festival.
4. 8th IRIB International
Radio Festival.
Kuala
May 29-31,
2007
Lumpur
Sh. B. S. Lalli,
CEO, P.B.
May 12-
Masshad,
Mrs. Grace Kujur,
18,2007
Iran
DDG(P); DG:AIR
May 15-
Masshad,
Ms. Meenu Khare,
18,2007
Iran
PEX, AIR, Lucknow.
Sh. Padmalochan Das.
PEX, AIR, Sambalpur
Sh. Ashok Mishra,
Sr. Announcer, AIR,
Jeypore
5. Deutsche Welle - AIR
Co-production on
‘Gender- Equality’.
6. DW-International
Co-production
Workshop on “Social
Security”.
Sept.7-30,
2007
Bonn,
Dr. Anita Kumar, PEX,
Germany
Radio Kashmir,
Srinagar.
Sept 16-21,
Bonn,
2007
Germany
Sh. Padmalochan Das.
PEX, AIR, Sambalpur
ENGINEERING ACTIVITIES
The important facts pertaining to Engineering Wing of AIR are given
below:
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A:
Growth of Network & Coverage
All India Radio, since independence, has become one of the largest
broadcasting networks in the world. At the time of independence there
were six radio stations and 18 transmitters, which covered 11% population
and 2.5 % area of the country.
Today, the network comprises of 231 stations & 373 transmitters, which
provide radio coverage to 99.14 % of the population and reaches 91.79 %
area of the country.
B:
Activities undertaken during the year:
1.
New FM Transmitters have been commissioned at Dharmapuri (Int.
set up) (Tamilnadu), Macherla (Andhra Pradesh) and Aurangabad
(Bihar) .
2.
FM Transmitters have been commissioned at existing stations at
Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh), Aizawl (Mizoram), Kohima
(Nagaland), Baripada (as replacement of 1 KW MW Tr.) (Orissa),
Varanasi (UP) and Pondicherry.
3.
Existing FM Transmitters at Chennai and Delhi i.e. 5 KW FM Tr. of
FM Gold and 10 KW FM Tr. of FM Rainbow have been replaced by
20 KW FM Transmitters (Int. set up).
4.
Existing 5 KW FM Tr. of FM Gold service at Kolkata & Mumbai has
been replaced by a 20 KW FM Transmitter (Int. set up).
5.
New station with 1 KW MW Transmitter has been commissioned at
Soro (Orissa).
6.
Existing 100 KW MW Transmitters at Delhi & Raipur (Chhattisgarh)
have been replaced with new state-of-the art technology
transmitters.
7.
As a part of J&K special Package for boosting border coverage, new
Stations with 1 KW MW Transmitters at Nyoma & Diskit in Leh
region have been commissioned.
8.
Captive Earth Station at Leh has been commissioned.
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9.
Direct to Home (DTH) Service through the Ku Band of Prasar
Bharati:
On 16th December, 2004 the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh
launched the Direct-to-Home Services of Prasar Bharati-DD Direct+.
With this, All India Radio entered a new era of Satellite broadcasting
providing 24 hours service. In the first phase, twelve AIR channels
were made available to the listeners in India. There are now 21 AIR
channels including Radio Kashmir, Srinagar.
C:
New Initiatives
1.
Digitalisation
After having built an elaborate engineering infrastructure, All India
Radio is now laying thrust on modernization and technological upgradation. It has undertaken a massive digitalization programme
covering both production and transmission. The analog equipment at
many radio stations has been replaced by state-of-the- art digital
equipment.

Computer Hard Disc based recording, editing and playback system
has already been provided at 76 AIR stations and is under
implementation at 61 stations. Provision of Hard Disc Based System at
48 major stations of All India Radio is also currently in progress.
Requisition for 564 Nos. of workstations had already been placed on
DGS&D and the systems are likely to be delivered and networked at
these stations shortly. Procurement of other items like sound card and
servers is also in different stages of implementation and the entire
scheme is likely to be functional during 2008.

Digitalisation of uplink stations and programme production facilities
has been undertaken to ensure good quality convergence-ready
content, which will also support interactive radio services like News
on Phone, Music on demand etc.

New Satellite Uplink Stations have been installed at Varanasi, Rohtak,
& Aurangabad. For Varanasi, Rohtak, & Aurangabad WPC clearance
is awaited.

Downlink facilities are being digitized in phases. 115 stations have
been provided with the facility during the year 2007-08.
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2.
Existing 100 KW MW Transmitter at Najibabad has been replaced by a
200 KW state-of-the art technology transmitter and is under testing
and commissioning.
3. North East Package
Phase-I
Phase-I was approved in Jan, 2002 at a cost of Rs. 24.8 crore. This proposal
included 6 projects i.e. 10 KW FM Transmitters at Port Blair, Itanagar and
Kohima and upgradation of existing uplinking facilities to digital system at
Itanagar, Kohima and Guwahati. These projects have been completed
except 10 KW FM Transmitter project at Kohima where an interim set up
with 1 KW FM Tr. has been commissioned. Installation of permanent set
up at Kohima is also in progress. Staff sanction for operation and
maintenance of FM Trs. is however, still awaited
Phase-II
Phase –II of NE Package was approved at a total cost of Rs. 143.32 crore in
May, 2006. Status of AIR Projects approved under Phase-II is as follows:
(1) 1 KW FM stations – 19 Nos.
1. Arunachal Pradesh: Daporjio, Anini, Bomdila, Changlang, Khonsa
2. Assam
: Karimganj, Lumding, Goalpara
3. Manipur
: Ukhrul, Tamenglomg
4. Meghalaya
: Dawki
5. Mizoram
: Tuipang, Chemphai,, Kolasib
6. Nagaland
: Wokha, Zunheboto, Phek
7. Tripura
: Udaipur, Nutan Bazar
 Out of 19 numbers of FM stations with 1 kW FM transmitters; sites have been
taken over at four places at Changlang, Goalpara, Tuipang and Udaipur.
Preliminary Estimates for civil works in respect of Changlang, Goalpara and
Udaipur are under scrutiny.
 Seven other sites already finalized at Tamenglong, Bomdila, Kolasib,
Karimganj, Daporijo, Khonsa and Champhai are yet to be handed over by State
Governments. At Nutan Bazar, the State Govt. has withdrawn the site even
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after demarcation and instead an alternate site has been offered. This
would result in delay in executing the project. Matter is being pursued with
State Government.
 Demand note received for Phek has also been sanctioned and payment is being
sent to DC Phek with the request to hand over the site at the earliest. Demand
notes for Lumding & Ukhrul are awaited from the State Governments.
 As no suitable site at Dawki (Meghalaya) could be offered by the state
Government, therefore location has been changed to Cherrapunjee with the
approval of the Ministry and site is being identified. At rest of the places also
acquisition of sites is under process.
 CEO, Prasar Bharati has again written a DO letter to Chief Secretary of
concerned state requesting him to expedite the matter pertaining to site.
 Order placed for procurement of 1 KW FM Transmitters and transmitters
are likely to be received by August, 2008.

Civil works for the FM transmitter at Silchar are in progress and for
Gangtok work has started. Order for FM transmitter at Silchar has been
placed.

A tentative list of 100 places for 100 W FM relay centres has been finalised
and State Governments approached for suitable location, power supply,
etc. for installing these transmitters. Transmitters have been received at
Guwahati.

Purchase proposal for 1000 kW MW transmitter at Chinsurah is under
process. The case was sent to Ministry for sanction.

Additional piece of land for installation of 10 kW MW transmitter at
Kavaratti has now been allotted by the local administration. Order for Tr.
has been placed.

Digital Satellite News Gathering Systems /MSS terminals – Order has been
placed for MSS Terminals and for DSNG Systems , technical evaluation of
tender is over and commercial bid opened. Firm has been asked to confirm
validation of offer.
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4.

It may be mentioned that in order to quicken the pace of execution of
projects in North-East, the zonal office at Guwahati needs to be
strengthened in terms of manpower, permanent office building and staff
quarters. Ministry has been requested to expedite sanction of Installation
posts.

Implementation of Phase II is likely to be completed by 2009-10. However,
in order to expedite the implementation of schemes, sanction of installation
posts with necessary accommodation would be necessary.
J&K Special Package:
Phase-I
A Special Plan (Phase-I) was approved by the Government for improvement
and expansion of radio coverage in the State of Jammu & Kashmir. All the 12
projects included in the Special Plan have been commissioned except at
Padum which is also technically ready and is under commissioning. These
are Kathua-10 KW FM Transmitter (Replacement of 6 KW), Rajouri- 10 KW
FM Transmitter, Srinagar- 300 KW MW Transmitter (Replacement of 200
KW), 20 KW MW Transmitters at Kupwara & Naushera, 6 Relay centres with
1 KW MW Transmitters at Khalsi, Drass, Tiesuru, Diskit, Nyoma & Padum
and Kargil- 200 KW MW Transmitter.
Phase-II
Phase-II of J&K special Plan was approved by the Government in Sept.07 at
a cost of Rs. 5.70 crore for improvement of AIR services in J&K. It is proposed
to provide additional Diesel Generators / UPS for existing AIR stations and
FM Transmitters to further strengthen the Captive power supply. The scheme
is under implementation and is expected to be completed during 2008-09.
5.
Computerzation of AIR stations and offices is in progress to facilitate online
exchange of information and improvement of efficiency.
6.
Permanent Studios with digital equipment & Compterised hard disc based
work stations for recording, dubbing, editing & playback facilities etc. are
being provided at AIR Leh, Dehradun, Mysore, Jaipur, & Tawang.
D:
Activities of ‘AIR Resources’:
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AIR
has
started
“AIR RESOURCES” as one of its commercial
arm to provide consultancy and turnkey solutions in the field of
broadcasting. Its present activities include the following:
E:

It is providing turnkey solutions to IGNOU in setting up FM
Transmitters for their Gyan-Vani stations at 40 places in the country.
Infrastructure like land, building
and tower has also been leased
out to Gyan-Vani stations.

26 Gyan-vani stations are already operational. Operation &
maintenance of all the Gyan-vani stations commissioned so far has also
been undertaken.

Infrastructure i.e. land, building & tower has also been given on rental/
license fee basis to private broadcasters at 4 cities for 10 FM Channels as
part of Phase-I scheme of the Ministry of I&B. Agreement for sharing of
this infrastructure under Phase- II of the scheme proposed in 87 cities
for 245 FM Channels has been signed with all the private broadcasters.
Agreement has also been signed with private broadcasters for setting
up of Interim set ups in six cities i.e. Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore,
Chennai, Hyderabad & Jaipur. Infrastructure has also been rented out
to Mobile Service Operators.

‘AIR Resources’ has earned revenue of about Rs. 46.40 crores during the
year
2007-08.
Research & Development
The Research Department is engaged in Research and Development work
for incorporating state-of-art technology in Radio & Television
Broadcasting. It is a premier National R&D institute involved in
broadcast engineering. Following activities were undertaken during
the year.
(i)
Telemetry System for Medium Wave Transmitters
Research Department has developed a remote monitoring and control
(Telemetry) system for Medium Wave (MW) transmitters. Both
hardware and software parts of systems, developed by R&D, have
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been successfully tested at AIR, Rohtak & Kota 20 kW Harris
transmitters. It is also proposed to install the Telemetry system at
other similar transmitters
The development of telemetry system for AIR, Khalsi in Ladakh is
also in progress.
(ii)
FM Antenna
The department has successfully developed a 6 bay FM antenna for
use in AIR network. The complete antenna system can be pressurized
and can handle 10kW RF power in FM band. It has been tested at
AIR, Mysore and working satisfactorily.
(iii)
Installation of Interactive Radio Service(IRS) in AIR, network
Radio listeners are having specific choice for old as well as new film
songs, Ghazals, Pops and Western-music etc. To fulfill their demands,
Research Department has developed a low cost computer based audio
playback system called the Interactive Radio Service for meeting the
demand of listener instantly. IRS was installed at AIR, Kurukshetra,
Rewa and Chennai.
(v)
Propagation studies and investigation
(a) An extensive reception survey of AIR and foreign transmitters in
MW, SW and FM band in Arunachal Pradesh was carried out.
(b) Reception survey of Doordarshan 5kW UHF DVB-H transmitter in
Delhi was carried out. The objective was to find the coverage of
transmitter, threshold value of Carrier to Noise(C/N) ratio for good
reception, performance of DVB-H transmission in a fast moving
environment, reception quality inside the multistoried building and to
assess the signal quality along the overhead metro rail.
(c)Propagation investigations with non- cosited FM channels (AIR &
private) were carried out at Bangalore & Delhi.
(vi)
Emergency Warning Broadcasting System (EWBS)
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Broadcasting is a very effective medium for relaying lifesaving information on the preventive measures to be taken and also
about the rescue measures envisaged after the disaster has happened.
Japan (NHK) has developed a technique in which a sleeping radio set
can be switched on automatically in case of emergency. All India radio
has already tested the technique in MW/FM transmitters. Further work
is proposed in coordination with NDMA/NHK.
(vii)
Acoustic Test & Measurement
A study has been undertaken to investigate problems related to Sound
Proof Metal Door being used in AIR studios.
(viii)
Experimental Digital Radio Transmission (DRM)
Digital Radio Broadcasting (DRM) will rejuvenate MW and SW
broadcasting by delivering digital quality multiple audio channels. As
a pilot project, a 250 KW SW transmitter available at High Power
Transmitters, Khampur, and Delhi was modified for DRM
transmission.
a) The following studies and investigations were carried out by the
Research Department utilizing the experimental DRM transmission
from the 250 KW SW transmitters:
(i) Reception of Tropical (NVIS) broadcasting in SW band
(ii) Reception of DRM transmissions over long distances
(iii) DRM Simulcast possibility in SW band
b) The studies and investigations were carried out related to DRM
transmission in MW band utilizing 100 KW MW transmitters available
at High Power Transmitters, Nangli, and Delhi.
(ix)
Telemetry System for FM Transmitters
Installation of Remote Control & Monitoring of 10 KW FM transmitters
installed at Shankracharya Hills, Srinagar has been completed. The
commissioning of the system will be carried out shortly after a new
diesel generator with AMF panel is installed.
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Telemetry for FM transmitters located at AIR, Kurseong and AIR,
Aizawl has also been taken up.
PROGRESSIVE USE OF HINDI
Each and every Section/Unit and AIR Stations/Offices made their
sincere effort to comply with the Official Language Policy of the Union
and increase the progressive use of Hindi during 2007-08. As a result,
all the documents coming under the purview of section 3(3) of the OL
Act were issued in Hindi-English bilingual form only. In addition to
this, all letters received in Hindi and all Appeals/Representations
signed in Hindi were replied to in Hindi alone. Thus 100% compliance
of the Statutory Obligations continued to be ensured this year too.
Quarterly
Committee
meetings
were
of
the
organized
Official
under
Language
the
Implementation
Chairmanship
of
the
Administrative Head and progress reviewed, in every quarter.
Hindi Day was observed on 14th September and Hindi fortnight
organized with a unique step put forward by the Directorate, this year
by honouring officials from AIR Stations/Offices and the Headquarter
who made their specific contribution to increase the effective use of
Official Language Hindi within their jurisdiction.
During the period under review, one special award has been
introduced for AIR Stations/Offices located in the North East region
and Sikkim adjudged the BEST for Implementation of Official
Language Policy of the Union, increasing number of awards from 01 to
02 for the ‘C’ region, without curtailing the existing awards for regions
‘A’ and ‘B’. These Official Language honours are conferred on the
occasion of Akashwani Annual Award, substantiating the efforts of All
India Radio to place the Official Language Implementation at part with
the main activities.
Hindi magazines brough out by AIR Stations/Offices have all along
been making sustained efforts to comply with the Official Language
Policy of the Union, which has been appreciated by the Hon’ble
Committee of Parliament on Official Language during their inspections
from time to time.
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Official
language Parliamentary
Committee
visit
to
different AIR Stations for Inspection during the year 2007-08
S.No.
Station/Office Name
Inspection Date
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
CBS AIR, Kolkata
Chief Engineer (NZ), New Delhi
AIR Shimla
AIR Puducherry
Prasar Bharati Secretariat, New Delhi
AIR Puri
AIR Bilaspur
Chief Engineer (R & D) Office, New Delhi
AIR Jamshedpur
News Service Division, AIR New Delhi
CBS AIR Surat
AIR Vadodara
02.04.2007
13.06.2007
29.05.2007
11.07.2007
05.07.2007
18..09.2007
27.09.2007
04.10.2007
02.11.2007
03.01.2008
29.01.2008
28.03.2008
Reservation for SCs/STs/OBCs
Prasar Bharati has taken all requisite measures for implementation of reservation
for SCs/STs,OBCs and Physically Challenged. All relevant policy directions and
instructions issued by nodal Ministries/ Departments for giving reservation and
other benefits to SCs/STs,OBCs and Physically Challenged in government
services and personal matters were circulated to all the offices and field units of
AIR for necessary compliance. Liaison officers for SCs/STs, OBCs and Physically
Challenged oversee implementation of statutory instructions for safeguarding the
interest of the concerned staff.
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Special Recruitment Drive to fill up backlog vacancies reserved for SC/ST as on
1.07.04 was initiated in pursuance of O.M. No. 36038/2004-Estt (Res), dated
5.8.2004.
The OBC vacancies as on 31.03.2006 have been identified in pursuance of GoI
O.M. no. 36033/2/2006-Estt (Res) dated 25.04.2006 and were intimated to M/o
Information and Broadcasting.
Backlog vacancies for persons with disabilities
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All actions have been taken to implement the provisions of the persons with
disabilities (Equal opportunities, protection of Rights & Full Participation) Act,
1995.
Public Grievances and Redressal Mechanism
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Grievances redressal and access mechanism has been set up at the station
level, Zonal headquarter level and the Central heaquarter level in accordance with
the guidelines of department of administrative reformes public grievances.
Information and facilitation counters setup at all offices of AIR. Regular status
reports on disposal of grievances are submitted to the Ministry of I & B. In the
year 2007-08 twenty six staff grievances in AIR were received and disposed off.
No public grievance has been received during the year.
Implementation of Right to Information Act
All AIR Stations have broadcast a number of programmes in different formats to
inform the people regarding various provisions of the Right to Information Act in
order to empower the people and to contribute to transparency and accountability
in governance. A special mention in this regard can be made of a 52 episodes
yearlong series broadcast from AIR Pune. This was a weekly magazine
programme of 30 minute each consisting of updated information about the Act,
success stories, answers to queries from common people and interviews on
different subjects. AIR Pune got the script and other inputs from YASHADA
(Yashwant Rao Chavan Academy of Development Administration), which is the
nodal agency for training state Government officials from Maharashtra, Orissa and
Madhya Pradesh.
In AIR 43 CPIOs in Directorate, 4 Appellate authorities in Directorate, 23 CPIOs
at field level and 20 Appellate authorities at field level have been appointed for
implementation of RTI Act. In the year 2007-08 three hundred sixty five (365) RTI
application were received and were replied within the stipulated time. 89 appeals
were received by the appellate authority during the year 2007-08 out of which 87
were replied to whereas the balance to appeals are under process and will be
disposed off.
Transmission time devoted to various programme categories
Primary Service: All India Radio
During the year 2006the pattern of programme composition of broadcast
from Primary Channel of the Regional Stations of All India Radio was as
follows:-
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Programme
Programme
Category
Category
Entertainment
Entertainment
Educational
Educational
Percentage
Percentage
Percentage
50.1
42.9
0.3
1.9
Entertainment
Women
2.1
Educational
Children
0.9
Women
4.9
Children
Rural
Environment
Rural
News
Environment
Current Affairs
News
Current Affairs
Others
(Sports, Industrial
Others
workers, Minority
language, dialects,
senior citizens
Local Radio Stations: All India Radio
The percentage of programme composition of broadcast from Local Radio
Stations of All India Radio was as follows: -
35
0.3
23.7
0.3
23.0
Women
1.2
Children
0.6
Entertainmen
t
Rural
Environment
6.4
Educational
News
Percentage
Current Affairs
Women
Others
0.2
17.9
0.3
23.0
Children
Rural
Analysis of programmes – source wise: All India Radio
Programme Source
Percentage
In-house programmes &
Commissioned programmes
Sponsored programmes
99.07
0.93
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Acquired programmes
Utilisation of production facilities in terms of actual utilization
of studio hours
All India Radio
During the period from 1st April, 2007 to 31st March, 2008 more than ninety
percent of the programmes broadcast by the All India Radio were produced
in-house. This was ensured by optimum utilization of the studio facilities.
Utilisation of various transmission facilities in terms of transmission
hours
The average per month utilization of AIR Transmission facilities in terms of
transmission hours during the year 2007-08 was as follows:-
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(1)
Medium Wave
Transmitters: 52, 179 hours
(2)
Short Wave Transmitters:
18, 862 hours
(3)
FM Transmitters:
64, 997 hours
Extension of terrestrial coverage for Akashvani achieved during the year
area-wise and population - wise
Terrestrial coverage area-wise for All India Radio was 99.79% and
population-wise 99.14% as on 31st March2008
DOORDARSHAN ACTIVITIES
Major initiatives and achievements by different channels and sections of
Doordarshan during 2007-08 are as under:
PROGRAMME INITIATIVES AND ACHIEVEMENTS
DD-I NATIONAL
The Flagships Channel - DD I National telecasts a healthy mix of informative, educative
and entertainment programmes, which include live coverages as well as programmes
produced in-house and sourced from outside. The major live coverages during the year
were
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Republic Day Parade
Independence Day Celebrations
National Awards presentation ceremonies
President's and Prime Minister's address to the Nation
Question Hour in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha
President's and Prime Minister's visit abroad
Foreign dignitary's functions in India
Sports events like the Olympics, the Asian Games, Cricket Test, and ODI
involving India and other important sporting encounters.
Keeping in view the professional competition in a multi-channel scenario, the channel has
taken several steps to induce fresh thinking in programming. It has refurbished its
programme content and embarked upon special programmes targeting all sections of
society. The programme 'Apki Baithak' is one in this category, which seeks to bring the
subject- matter to the viewers in partnership with politicians and political parties.
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The important programmes telecast during the year were 'Indian Television and Public
Responsibility', 'Mera Gaon Mera Rozgaar', 'Chak Diya India', 'Relevance of Public
Service Broadcasting Day', Tiger Project - 'Sulagata Brahamand'(Global Warming),
Interview with India's first Astronaut Squadron leader Sh. Rakesh Sharma, in- house
Programme 'Aaj Savere', Problem of Water, Environment, Issues of Women etc.
Besides this, the channel telecast a number of Mega Shows such as 150 years of the First
War of Independence, President's swearing -in ceremony, Address to Members of
Parliament by the Ist Woman President of India, Prime Minister's Flag Hoisting from the
Ramparts of the Red Fort on the Independence Day etc.
The channel continued to telecast latest block busters in the slot of 'Friday Houseful',
super hit popular films in the slot of 'Saturday Jubilee', films of eminent film
makers/artists in the slot ' Retrospective' and old popular films in a serialized manner in
the slot 'Bioscope'. Umrao Jaan, Bheja Fry, Naya Daur, Gangster, Black, Parineeta etc.
were among the popular films in various categories telecast on the channel. Films
featuring Rekha, Sanjeev Kumar, Madhuri Dixit and Sharmila Tagore were shown in the
slot of Retrospective.
National award winning regional films such as the 'Swarn Kamal' (Golden Lotus) and
'Rajat Kamal' (Silver lotus) were continued to telecast on second and fourth Sundays.
Bagh-Punjabi was one of the awarded films shown in this category.
Doordarshan introduced new film guidelines to procure films centrally for telecast on its
all channels under Royalty category.
DD NEWS
DD News is the only terrestrial-cum-satellite news channel in the country and it has the
largest reach over all other news channels. The channel has taken many initiatives during
the year to meet the interest of the people. The major achievements of the channel during
the year are as under:
The channel logo, graphics, sets, chroma backdrop, and colour were given a new slick and
bold look with a view to undertake a revamp to the look and feel of the channel.
A five minutes daily bulletin in Mizo was started from Aizawl and another five minutes
bulletin was added in RNU Ahmedabad.
Duration of current affairs programmes like 'Prime Meridian', 'Jayeza' and 'Cinema Is
Hafte' was increased. Hot topics of the day, social issues and major government policy
announcements figured in discussion with eminent guests in the programmes like
'Charcha Mein' and 'Amne Samne'.
Special promos were beamed on the channel highlighting the messages of Mahatma
Gandhi to mark the Centenary of Satyagraha.
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The channel ran special programmes covering the gamut of [email protected] 60 in the
spheres of democracy, economy, development and foreign policy.
The 20-Twenty World Cup in South Africa was extensively covered right from match
reviews to the live coverage of the grand welcome of the triumphant team in Mumbai.
The Channel covered Assembly Polls in Uttrakhand, Punjab, Goa, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat
and Himachal Pradesh in 2007. Election Special 'Janadesh' was mounted to take the
viewers through the campaign phase to the poll results with in-puts from the reporters
tracing the campaign trail.
Coverage was given to the foreign tours of the President and Prime Minister and the visits
of foreign dignitaries like President Vladimir Putin of Russia, French President Sarkozy
and German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the SAARC summit. Besides, special
programmes and live coverages were carried out on the union general and rail budgets.
The channel continued to telecast a one hour live interactive show with the viewers in
'Total Health' on Sundays, the current affairs programmes on communal harmony, defence
and security related issues, rural development, RTI etc. and the interactive phone -in programme 'Vyaapar Is Hafte' which offered tips on the stock market. Special cricket
programming 'Mission World Cup' was mounted for covering the World Cup Cricket at
the Caribbean.
DD SPORTS
The channel - DD Sports not only covers various sports events of national and
international importance, but also showcases Indian sports like Kabaddi, Kho-kho etc.
Important sports coverages of the channel during 2007-08 were:
1. Live telecast of 112th All Beighton Cup Hockey
9th &10th April 2007
Tournament at Mohun Bagan Ground, Kolkata
2. Live Telecast of 13th Federation Cup National
Athletics Championship at Yuva Bharati
12th & 13thMay, 2007
Krirangan,
Salt Lake Stadium Kolkata
13thMay, 2007
3. Live coverage of Him Gold Cup Hockey
Tournament at Solan Distt. Solan (H.P)
4. Live Telecast of 17th Commonwealth Games Table
Tennis Championship at SMS Indoor Stadium, Jaipur
5. Live Telecast of 5th National Ranking Archery
Circuit Tournament at Kolkata
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30th April to 5thMay, 2007
14th &15th June, 2007
6. Live Telecast of Asian Circuit Beach
Volleyball
4th to 7th July 2007
Tournament for Men & Women at Hyderabad
12th & 13thJuly 2007
7. Live Telecast of Federation Cup Boxing
Championship for Men & Women from Chennai
20thJuly 2007
8. Deferred Live Telecast of Asian Junior
Badminton Championship (IEC)
9. Live Telecast of ITF Future Tennis Tournament
27th &28thJuly 2007
at Chennai
10. Live Telecast of Opening Ceremony of 2nd
29th July to 4th August 2007
Commonwealth Volleyball Championship for Men
& Women at Kolkata
11. Live Telecast of Indo-Pak Volleyball Test Match
7th & 8th Aug 2007
at Visakhapatnam
12. Live Telecast of 55th Nehru Trophy Boat Race
11th Aug 2007
at Kerala
13. Live Telecast of IBSF World under 21 Snooker
30th &31st Aug 2007
Championship at Bogmallo Beach Resort, Goa
14. Live Telecast of Vodafone Delhi Half Marathon
28th Oct 2007
at Delhi
30th Oct to 4th Nov 2007
15. Live Telecast of Durand Cup
Football Tournament
15th &16th Nov 2007
16. Live Telecast of Indo Pak Test Series
(Lawn Tennis) from Lahore, Pakistan
17. Live Telecast of 8th All India Police Lawn Tennis
15th &16th Nov 2007
Championship at Dehradun
18. Live Coverage of 47th National Junior Athletic
Championship at Vijayawada (A.P)
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25th Nov 2007
19. Live Coverage of Nehru Hockey
25th Nov 2007
Tournament at
Shivaji Stadium, New Delhi
20. Live Coverage of 18th Lal Bahadur Shastri
2nd &3rd Dec 2007
Hockey Tournament for Men's
at Shivaji Stadium, New Delhi
4th & 5th Dec 2007
21. Live Coverage of Lal Bahadur Shastri
Hockey Tournament for Women's
at Shivaji Stadium,New Delhi
1st January 2008
22. Live Telecast of 56th Senior National
(Men &Women) Volleyball Championship
at Jaipur (Rajasthan)
23. Live Telecast of All India Women Air Shooting
6th Feb 2008
Competition at Deshmesh Girls College Badal,
Distt. Muktsar
24. Live Telecast of Davis Cup Ties, India vs.
8th to 10th Feb 2008
Uzbekistan at R K Khanna Stadium, New Delhi.
DD BHARATI
DD Bharati is the infotainment channel of Doordarshan telecasting programmes on
Health, Children, Arts & Culture, Music & Dance, Travelogue and for preserving the
country's great heritage and values. Important programmes telecast on the channel during
the year were as under:
Top literary programmes on eminent poets & writers, Kavi Sammelan, Mushaira, Hasya
Kavi Sammelan, Desbhakti Kavya Goshthi etc.
Other literary programmes such as Patrika, Srijan & Kala Parikrama, Debate on the
Making of the Indian Constitution, special programme on Dr.Bhimrao Ambedkar on the
occasion of his birth anniversary.
Special programmes on Shaheed Bhagat Singh titled 'Inqlab-Ek Vichaar Ki Yatra', on
Smt. Indira Gandhi titled 'Indira Priyadarshini', on Shri Rajeev Gandhi titled 'Manavata Ke
Prati Samarpit', on Chandrasekhar Azad titled 'Azad ki Yaad'.
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Besides this, there were programmes of live events and coverages such as the telecast of
live events of Tansen Samaroh at Gwalior, Mukteshwar Dance Festival at Bhubneswar,
Gidhaur Festival in Jammai District (Bihar), Khajuraho Dance Festival of Madhya
Pradesh, Drum Festival at Tura, Tyagraj Festival of Tamil Nadu, Ardh Kumbh Shahi Snan
at Allahabad, Heritage Festival at Kapurthala (Punjab), Chhat Parv at Patna and
Janmashtami Festival at Mathura.
Channel's other coverages included anniversary of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore at
Balayogi Auditorium of Parliament, Commemoration of 150th anniversary of first war of
independence in central hall of Parliament, anniversary of Smt. Indira Gandhi, anniversary
of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, live telecast of International Children Film Festival, Teachers'
Day, Foundation Day of Doordarshan, Air Force Day, Fourth International Conference of
Federalism and Kandi Esela Festival Dalada Terahara in Sri Lanka.
DD URDU
The channel 'DD Urdu' was commissioned on 15th August, 2006 with transmission of
short duration. The transmission was made round-the-clock with effect from 14th
November, 07. The channel telecasts programme in Urdu which is largely spoken as a
national language of the country.
The programme telecast on the channel aimed
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to educate the Urdu speaking people.
to give a sense of equal participation in nation building activities and programmes.
to popularize modern scientific and technical education.
to disseminate modern ideas, modern thought and modern education.
to preserve rich literary and cultural heritage of Urdu language
to emphasize the strength of democracy within the country and abroad.
to promote national integration, communal harmony, social change and social
amity.
In order to achieve the channel's objective DD Urdu has entered into an MOU with the
Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU), Hyderabad whereby the MANUU is
providing daily one hour software which will be doubled every year during the next five
years.
DD INDIA
DD India is the international channel of Doordarshan. The Channel offers international
viewers an update on the Indian social, cultural, political and economic scene. It carries
news bulletins, features on tropical events, entertainment programmes, music & dance,
children programmes, events on tourism, etc. The new initiatives of the channel during the
year were:
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Punjabi news bulletin was started from 1.10.07 for 15 minutes.
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Tamil news bulletin was started from 24.12.07 on the request of Mauritius
Broadcasting Corporation.
DVC Pro 50 formats were added for play out in order to improve the quality of
transmission.
Agreement was signed for distribution of the channel in USA & UK.
SFC SCHEME:
Under the Self Financed Commissioning (SFC) Scheme Doordarshan commissions
programme to outside producers for complementing and supplementing its in-house
software with quality and variety. Doordarshan is earning three folds in comparison to
sponsored programme from this scheme. Average earning per 30 slots is in between 10 to
11 lakh.
MARKETING DIVISION:
Marketing Division of Prasar Bharati functions as key flashpoints between the entire
media market and the programming link to ensure that the best market practices are taken
forward on Radio and Doordarshan in a progressive manner. The Marketing Division has
made forays into the marketing of public service initiatives executed by the channel
programming.
The Division has successfully sold brand DD and generated record revenue for cricket
series through a number of innovative packages.
This year, the channel has achieved a target of Rs.100crores from marketing India Pakistan cricket series.
DEVELOPM ENT COMMUNICATION DIVISION:
Development Communication Division (DCD) caters to the communication needs of
Govt. Ministry/Departments and Public Sector Undertakings. The Division functions as a
single window marketing and production house for Govt.-Ministry and Public Sector
Undertakings.
During 2007-08 the Division launched 77 campaigns with 9 new partnerships established
this year. The major campaigns included National Rural Health Mission, National Rural
Employment Guarantee Scheme, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Total Sanitation Campaign,
Drinking Water Supply, Registration of Birth & Death, Incredible India for Deptt. of
Income Tax, Ministry of Railways, Food & Nutrition Board. Deptt. of School Education
& Literacy, National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority, Disaster Management for Ministry
of Overseas Indian Affairs, Ministry of Labour & Employment, Ministry of Development
for North-Eastern Region, National Food Security Mission, Ministry of Consumer Affairs.
DCD has utilized airtime worth of Rs.466crores for development campaigns with net
revenue income of Rs.245crores.
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Addressing the major concern about in- house production DCD has taken the
activity to greater heights with sustained in-house production and produced 1012 new
programmes this year.
This year, 4 workshops were organized for the purpose of training and quality monitoring
and 5th one for NACO for programme capacity building on HIV/AIDS.
DCD has also collaborated with NACO for countrywide coverage of Red Ribbon Express
including live coverage of the launch ceremony of Red Ribbon Express inaugurated by
Smt. Sonia Gandhi, UPA Chairperson.
NARROWCAST:
Under the programme 'Narrowcast' the centrally sponsored project 'Mass Media Support
to Agricultural Extension' was introduced in January 2004. In this project agricultural
programme is telecast on three levels viz. National, Regional and Local (Narrowcast) to
provide updated knowledge and information about agriculture and related activities.
The programmes are formulated by the experts of Agriculture, Horticulture, Veterinary
Sciences, Fisheries etc. and all aspects of agriculture activities are covered in
programming on day-to-day basis highlighting different technologies relating to Crops,
various schemes, success stories of farmers, weather update, market price, etc.
In order to provide advance information to workers, planners and educated farmers about
the programmes that would be telecast on each day, date-wise programme schedules of 55
production centres are updated on a specific portal (www.dacnet.nic.in/csms).
The programmes are monitored and supervised by national, State and district level
committees to ensure programme quality.
CENTRAL COMMISSIONING UNIT:
Central Commissioning Unit (CCU) is responsible for acquiring and procuring software
on a variety of subjects to telecast on Doordarshan Channels.
During the year 2007-08, 500 half hour episodes in 14 languages were commissioned
under the scheme of Indian Classics. Eminent producers like Gulzar, Sai Paranjpe, M S
Sathyu, Tanuja Chandra, Aziz Mirza, Parikshit Sahni, Buddadev Dasgupta, Girish
Kasaralli and Jabbar Patel etc. were assigned programmes.
Indian classics programmes produced by CCU were telecast on DDI under the title 'Katha
Sarita' at 21.30 hours every Monday.
Other achievements and initiatives of the Unit are:
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30 episodes series 'Gitanjali'- a tribute to Tagore based on Hindi version of Tagore
songs telecast on DD1.
Five parts series on former PM of India Sh. Lal Bahadur Shastri titled 'Dharti Ke
Lal' telecast in five languages.
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52 episodes serial on Maharaje Ranjit Singh titled 'Lord of Five Rivers'
which is under production.
Special programmes on selected subjects 'Fruits of India', 'Institution of
Democracy' and 'Common Workshop Centres' are under production.
Documentary produced in collaboration with Public Service Broadcasting Trust
and telecast on DD1 National.
DD ARCHIVES:
DD Archives of Doordarshan is a treasure house of many memorable performances of the
great artists who have contributed to India's rich music and dance heritage. The Archives
endeavors to bring before a larger audience some of the exquisite and rare performance of
enduring beauty.
DD Archives has released over 25 titles covering Hindustani Music, Karnatic Music,
Ghazal and all the classical dance forms.
DD Archives announced the release of 'Bharat Ek Khoj'- a prestigious serial based on
'Discovery of India' by PT. Jawaharlal Nehru directed by internationally renowned Film
Director Sh. Shyam Benegal.
The Archives has planned for digitizing all its holdings on analogue video tapes as this
technology is phasing out.
MEDIA INITIATIVE:
Doordarshan undertakes media and publicity activities under media initiative. During the
year 2007-08 various media initiatives were undertaken across the country, such as
Advertisements on Launch of Pilot Project DVB-H (Mobile), Migration of DTH Platform
from NSS6 to INSAT 4B, Release of DVDs on Swarajnama & Mahatma, Indian ClassicsKatha Sarita, Earth Matters, Promotion of Urdu Channel, Reach of Indo-Pak Cricket
Matches- TVR etc.
AUDIENCE RESEARCH:
During the year 2007-08 the following audience surveys were conducted:1. Regular DART Ratings through diaries.
2. Regular Feedback on Agriculture programme under the sponsored scheme of
Mass Media Support to Agriculture Extension.
3. A case study on the impact of Doordarshan programmes on the Tribes of
Maharashtra.
4. Impact study on the CPG programme in J & K.
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5. Impact study on the pre-launch
telecast of pilot project Programme on social
change and empowerment in Gujarat State.
6. Analysis and report of TAM TVR on weekly basis.
INTERNATIONAL AWARDS:
Doordarshan received the following awards during the year 2006-07:
S.No
Award
Year
Programme/category
1.
Mumbai International Film
Festival
2007
The World of Montu (Film and
Video competition)
2.
UNFPA-LAADLI MEDIA
Awards
2007
Kalyani (for gender sensitivity
2006-07 Western Region
3.
Sport Movies & TV 2007 at
Milano (Italy)
2007
Shooters of India (promo)
4.
World award for best TV
Programme on HIV Aids
2007
Tell me Why? (choice)
5.
CBA World Bank Award
2007
God's own Crops (development
issues)
COMMON WEALTH GAMES:
India has to host Common Wealth Games in 2010. Prasar Bharati is the host Broadcaster
of this Common Wealth Games. India is also hosting Common Wealth Youth Games
2008 in Pune city from 12th to 18th October 2008. Seventy-one countries will be
participating in these games, which will feature 9 sporting events. Doordarshan is
updating its equipments and providing training to its staff for the production of few
sporting events with international standards.
Doordarshan is planning to introduce HDTV format on one of its channels on DTH
platform in 2009 and cover the Common Wealth Games in HD format.
SPORTS ACT- MANDATORY SHARING OF SIGNAL:
Sports Act came into being in 2007 for the telecast of the National and International sports
events of National importance on Doordarshan and All India Radio. Global bids are
invited from all television channels to acquire broadcast rights from the organizers.
Private Broadcasters used to bid and acquire the broadcast rights and exclusively show
them on their channels depriving the large population from viewing the sports. The Sports
Act 2007 makes it mandatory for the rights holder to share the live signal with Prasar
Bharati under an arrangement of sharing revenue in the ratio of 3: 1.
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PARLIAMENTARY
TECHNOLOGY:
STANDING COMMITTEE
ON
INFORMATION
The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology visited some
Doordarshan Kendras viz. Kolkata, Port Blair, Chennai, Mumbai, Goa and
Thiruvananthapuram during the year 2007-08.
Doordarshan made elaborate arrangement for the Committee's visit to the Kendras and
their meetings with Doordarshan officials, media persons, public leaders and people. The
Committee reviewed the present system of audience measurement (TRP) and regulation of
operation of cable television network.
PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE ON OFFICIAL LANGUAGE
The Parliamentary Committee on Official Language visited Doordarshan Maintenance
Centre, Udaipur, Doordarshan Kendras, Jammu, Pondicherry, Ranchi, Jalandhar and
Jaipur. The Committee inspected these Kendras regarding progressive use of Hindi. DG
Doordarshan extended all help and support to these offices in preparing questionnaires,
etc. for the Committee's inspections. The Committee appreciated the progress made by
these offices towards the progressive use of Hindi.
PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE ON EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN
The Parliamentary Committee on Empowerment of Women visited Doordarshan Kendras,
Calcutta and Jammu on January 11, 2008 and June 24, 2008 respectively and discussed
with the officials of Doordarshan Kendras and representatives of the Ministry of
Information and Broadcasting and senior officers of Directorate General: Doordarshan on
the working conditions of women in Prasar Bharati.
INNOVATIONS IN GOVERNANCE PROJECT ON DOORDARSHAN
With a view to improve the media image of public servants and to create public
confidence in governance it was decided to telecast suitable programme/news stories or
innovations in governance on Doordarshan channels. These programmes/news stories
reflected such path breaking efforts made by public servant at various level of governance,
ranging from a forest Guard/ Constable to top level officials in the state or central
administration which have worked as catalytic forces and contributed a social change and
public well-being. Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration Mussoorie
was identified such public servants and their achievements were highlighted in
programmes, news/stories. Various capital Kendras/ RNUs produced programmes/news
stories and achievements of public servants functioning in their respective service zones in
various formats like documentaries, features, interviews, etc. These programmes were
produced in the principal language of Kendra concerned. The main topics covered by
regional and other Kendras and special programmes produced are in Annexure VI.
COVERAGE OF FLAGSHIP PROGRAMMES ON DOORDARSHAN
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As a part of its public service mandate, Prasar Bharati has been providing coverage
to flagship programmes of the Central Government through Doordarshan. Flagship
programmes covered are as under:
1. Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan
2. Mid-day Meal Scheme
3. Rajiv Gandhi Drinking Water Mission
4. Total Sanitation Programme
5. National Rural Health Mission
6. Integrated Child Development Services
7. National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme
8. Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission
9. Implementation of scheduled tribes and other traditional forest dwellers Act 2006.
10. Programmes for Minority Welfare.
11. Programmes for Workers in Unorganized Sectors
12. Rehabilitation Policy and Law
All DD Kendras are covering Flagship Programmes once a week in a magazine
format.
Some Kendras are also telecasting Spots and Jingles on daily basis at appropriate
punctuation points available during transmission. News Division of Doordarshan is also
providing adequate coverage to flagship programmes and related success stories in its
national and regional news bulletins. Current Affair programmes of DD News are also
incorporating the flagship themes on regular basis. The dissemination of information on
flagship programmes is helping the masses to get awareness and utilize for their benefit.
ENGINEERING ACTIVITIES
1. Present Network and Services
Doordarshan presently telecasts programmes on 30 distinct channels, as under:
i.
DD1
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National Channel
ii.
DD News
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News Channel
iii.
DD Bharati
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Enrichment Channel
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iv.
DD Sports
v.
DD Rajya Sabha
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Parliament Channel
vi.
DD Urdu
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Urdu Language Channel
vii.
Regional Channels
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11 nos
viii.
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Sports Channel
Malayalam (Keralam)
Tamil (Podhigai)
Oriya
Telugu (Saptagiri)
Bengali (Bangla)
Kannada (Chandana)
Marathi (Sahyadri)
Gujarati
Kashmiri (Kashir)
North East
Punjabi
State networks
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11 nos
Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh , Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh
Jharkhand, Chhatisgarh , Haryana , Uttaranchal, Tripura ,
ix.
DD India
-
International Channel
x.
Gyan Darshan
-
Educational Channel
Mizoram
For in-house programme production, there are 66 Studio centers equipped with
state of the art equipment, functioning in various parts of the country. Satellite uplinking facility is available at all major Doordarshan Kendras.
For terrestrial transmission, 1403 transmitters of varying power, installed
throughout the length and breadth of the country, are in operation. These
transmitters provide coverage to about 92% population of the country.
Doordarshan is also providing free to air DTH service, signals of which can be
received anywhere in the country (except A&N islands) with the help of small
sized dish receive units. State-wise number of Studio centres & transmitters
presently functioning in Doordarshan network is given at Annexure-I.
2. Developmental activities during 2007-08
Major achievements of Doordarshan during 2007-08 have been as under:
2.1 Studio Centres
Two new Studio Centers at Calicut & Rajouri have been commissioned. The above
Studio centers have been operationalised by providing limited staff by way of
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redeployment as the requisite staff sanction for manning the Studios is not
available. In addition, a small Studio has been operationalised inside the
Secretariat building at Shillong, for recordings.
2.2 DTH expansion
Doordarshan had launched its free to air DTH service “DD Direct Plus” in
December, 2004 with a bouquet of 33 TV channels. Capacity of DTH earth station
has been augmented for telecast of 50 TV channels and is further being increased
to 59 TV channels by improving spectrum efficiency. Presently, there are 45 TV
channels and 21 Radio channels on DTH platform. Details of these channels are
given at Annexure-II.
For demonstration purpose, Doordarshan had earlier provided 10000 DTH receive
units in villages of selected States. During the current year 20000 DTH receive
units are being provided to Government of Himachal Pradesh for installation in
Kinnaur, Lahaul Spiti & Chamba districts. Orders for the DTH sets have been
placed & supply has commenced.
2.3 Terrestrial coverage
For expansion and improvement of terrestrial coverage, the following transmitter
projects have been commissioned during 2007-08 :
a) HPTs (DD1) : Six new HPTs have been commissioned at Hissar, Bikaner,
Dharamshala, Port Blair, Kokrajhar (int.) & Saharsa (int.) for relay of DD1
channel programmes (in replacement of earlier LPTs).
b) HPTs (DD News) : Two HPTs for relay of DD News channel programmes
have been commissioned at Hissar & Port Blair (in replacement of earlier
LPTs).
c) HPTs (upgradation) : Consequent upon completion of tower works, interim
HPTs at Balurghat, Jalgaon & Kupwara (DD1 & DD Kashir) have been
operational zed on full power of 10KW.
d) HPTs (replacement) : Old DD News HPT and Regional channel HPT at
Chennai have been replaced by new transmitters. (Old DD1 HPT has also been
replaced in April, 2008).
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e) LPTs
(auto
mode)
:
Six automode
LPTs
(500
watt
in
1+1
configuration) have been commissioned at Manindergarh (Chhatisgarh),
Pathanamthita (Kerala), Hospet (Karnataka), Akbarpur (Uttar Pradesh),
Mehsana (Gujarat) and Banswara (Rajasthan) commissioned in replacement of
old ageing LPTs (100 watt).
f) VLPTs (New) : As part of Special package for Island territories, new VLPTs
(DD1) have been commissioned at Kadamtala, Harinagar, Ramakrishnapuram,
Long Island in A&N Islands. Two VLPTs at Agatti & Amini in Lakshadweep
Islands have been commissioned for relay of DD News channel programmes.
g) VLPTs (upgradation) : As part of Special package for Island territories, old
10 watt VLPTs at Diglipur in A&N Islands and Agatti, Amini, Minicoy &
Kavaratti (DD News) in Lakshadweep Islands replaced by new 50 watt
VLPTs.
3. TV Coverage
Extent of terrestrial coverage of DD1 and DD News channels is as under:
S. No.
Channel
Population-wise
Area-wise
1.
DD 1
92%
81%
2.
DD News
49.1%
25.6%
State-wise coverage figures are given at Annexure-III.
Multi channel TV coverage through free to air DTH service of Doordarshan is
available in the entire country (except A&N Islands).
4. New Initiatives
4.1 Mobile TV
TV transmission to hand-held (mobile phones) using DVB-H standard has been
started in New Delhi w.e.f May, 2007. Programmes of 8 Doordarshan channels
viz. DD National, DD News, DD Bharati, DD Sports, DD Bangla, DD Punjabi,
DD Podighai & DD Urdu are being transmitted and these can be received on
DVB-H enabled mobile phones within a range of about 10-12 Kms from the
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transmitter, which is installed in Akashwani Bhawan at Parliament Street.
Doordarshan plans to increase number of channels from the present 8 to 16, and
action in this regard is being taken. India is one of the few select countries, which
have started mobile TV service.
4.2 Auto switching facility at VLPTs in A & N Islands
VLPTs in the union territory of A & N Islands were hitherto relaying programme
fed from Delhi throughout the entire duration of their transmission. Auto switching
facility developed in house by R&D unit has been provided at 10 VLPTs viz.
Hutbay, Baratang, Mayabunder, Rangat, Diglipur, Kalighat, Swarajgram,
Nancowry, Katchal & Havelock & this has enabled these VLPTs to relay regional
service programmes fed from the capital station i.e. DDK, Port Blair during the
allocated time slot for the purpose.
4.3 e-procurement
Under the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) Doordarshan has envisaged to
incorporate e-Procurement in its procurement process. To begin with, eProcurement is proposed for standalone items of equipment. In this connection, an
MoU is proposed to be signed with DGS&D which will be providing their
hardware & software of e-Procurement (ePS).
5. Special package for NE states & Island territories (Phase II)
Implementation of various schemes approved as part of the Special Package in
May 2006 is in progress and the schemes are at different stage of implementation.
Various projects completed during 2007-08 are as under:
NE States
i. HPT, Kokrajhar (int.)
ii. DTH receive units along with TV sets (25,000 no.) provided to State
Governments of NE States for installation in uncovered areas.
Island Territories
i. HPTs (DD1 & DD News) at Port Blair
ii. New VLPTs –6 no. (DD1-4, DD News-2)
iii. Upgradation of existing VLPTs - 5 no.
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iv. Augmentation
of
Port
Blair Studio
6. Special Package (Phase II) for improvement of DD & AIR services in J&K
Special Package (Phase II) for improvement of DD & AIR services in J&K has
been approved at an outlay of Rs.299.87 Crores (DD - 294.17 ; AIR-5.7). Major
component of Doordarshan is for the Software schemes (Rs. 267.7 Crores). The
amount approved under Capital for hardware schemes is Rs.19.875 Crores.
Hardware schemes are – provision 10,000 DTH sets with TV sets; UPS (40 nos.)
for TV transmitters in J&K & upgradation of Earth Station, Jammu. These
schemes are at different stages of implementation and are expected to be
completed during 2008-09.
7. TV coverage of “Military World Games”
First ever Military World Games in Asia were held at Hyderabad & Mumbai in
October, 2007. Prasar Bharati was appointed the exclusive broadcaster for the
above Games. More than 100 countries from across the globe participated in the
Games, which had a mix of normal sports events besides sports events of Military
background. Eleven sports events viz. Athletics, Aquatics, Boxing, Judo,
Wrestling, Football, Volleyball, Handball, Shooting, Military Pentathlon and
Parachuting were held at Hyderabad and two sports events viz. Sailing and
Triathlon were held at Mumbai. Opening and closing ceremonies were held at both
the places. The main function at Hyderabad on 14th October, 2007 was inaugurated
by the Hon’ble President of India.
Elaborate arrangements for live coverage of various events were made at
Hyderabad & Mumbai by deploying a number of OB vans & DSNG units. Multi
camera OB van along with slow motion playback facility & graphics facility
etc was provided at all these venues. Doordarshan infrastructures comprising
eleven OB vans, two EFP set ups, besides ten DSNG set ups and associated
equipment were manned by Doordarshan personnel. A National Broadcast
Centre (NBC) for making arrangements for receiving and further distributing
/ diverting audio & video programmes from all venues; coverage of the events
and a Grand Stand for seamless live broadcast of games on DD Sports, DD
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National / DD News channel was set up at DDK Hyderabad. About 8-9 hours of
live coverage of the Games was provided on DD Sports channel. Deferred LIVE
telecast was also carried out for rest of the events of the day on DD Sports channel.
Foreign media with military background and others from various countries were
also provided Live Feeds / Recordings on DVDs of the above sport events in
accordance to their requests, as per Doordarshan’s Rate Card for the Games.
8. Training
Doordarshan has been laying emphasis on training of its staff especially in view of
fast developments taking place in broadcast technology. During 2007, 1360
engineering officers have been provided training at the various training institutes
and by equipment manufacturers. Break up details are as under:
STI (T) Delhi
- 705
RST(I) Bhubaneshwar
- 177
RSTI (T) Malad
- 43
DTI Lucknow
- 29
RSTI(T) Shillong
- 27
Equipment. Manufacturers
- 364
IIT Kanpur
- 15
9. Targets for 2008-09
Major projects targeted for completion during 2008-09 are as under:
(a) Additional Studios at DDKs, Jammu & Panaji
(b) HPT at Chhattarpur
(c) HPTs (pmt set up) at Barmer, Kumbakonam, Kharagpur, Cannanore,
Saharsa, Amritsar (DD1 & News) & Vadodara (DD1 & News).
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(d) Replacement of old LPTs at 100 locations by auto mode LPTs
(e) VLPTs – 24 (new – 14, upgradation – 10)
(f) Upgradation of Earth stations at Jammu & Guwahati
(g) 10 channel uplink for DTH service in A&N Islands
UTILIZATION OF VARIOUS TRANSMISSION FACILITIES IN TERMS OF
TRANSMISSION HOURS:
In average the monthly terrestrial transmission hours per transmitter during the year 200708 are given below:
1) DD National transmitter - 581.05 hours
2) DD News transmitter - 571.70 hours
UTILIZATION OF PRODUCTION FACILITIES IN TERMS OF ACTUAL
UTILIZATION OF STUDIO HOURS:
During 2007-08 the utilization of studio including recording and transmission has been
170027 hrs against the allotted duration of 250418 hrs.
EXTENSION OF TERRESTRIAL COVERAGE ACHIEVED DURING THE YEAR
(AREA-WISE AND POPULATION-WISE):
Terrestrial coverage of DD-National population-wise increased from 91.4% to 92% during
the year 2007-08, while area-wise it increased from 79.4% to 81%.
ANNUAL PLAN
The details about Annual Plan and Expenditure of Plan Revenue of Doordarshan for the
financial year 2007-08 is given in Annexure-IV & V
PROGRESSIVE USE OF HINDI
A separate Hindi Section is functioning in the Directorate for the implementation
of the official language policy of the Union in Directorate General: Doordarshan
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and its subordinate offices.
This Section is headed by an Assistant Director
(OL) who is assisted by four translators. The main activities performed by the
Section during the year 2007-08 are as follows:
1. The meetings of the Official Language Implementation Committee were
organized in each quarter to review the position of the implementation of the
Official Language policy in the Directorate.
The position in respect of the
achievements of the targets fixed in the Annual Programme for the year 2007-08
issued by the Department of Official Language was reviewed in these meetings
and suggestions were given to remove the difficulties being faced in achieving the
targets.
2. With a view to create awareness among the officers/employees towards the
Official Language Hindi and also to motivate them in their work in Hindi, four
Hindi workshops were organized during the year.
3. A lecture of eminent writer Shri Vishnu Khare was arranged under Shaheed
Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Lecture series on 'The role of Hindi in Freedom
Movement' on 17th Sept., 2007.
4. Hindi Fortnight was celebrated from 14th to 28th September, 2007 and various
Hindi Competitions were held during the period and cash prizes were given away
to the successful participants.
5. The Committee of Parliament on Official Language inspected 6 DDKs/Offices
regarding the progressive use of Hindi. All support and help was extended in
preparing questionnaires etc. for these inspections. The Committee appreciated the
progress made by these Kendras towards the progressive use of Hindi.
6. Two days' Regional Official Language Conference was organized on 18th and
19th October, 2007 at Thiruvananthapuram for Directors/Station Engineers of
Doordarshan Kendras/High Power Transmitters/Doordarshan Maintenance Centres
located in the southern and western India. Another two days' Regional Official
Language Conference was organized on 17th & 18th March, 2008 at Bhubaneswar
for
Directors/Station
Engineers
of
Doordarshan
Kendras/High
Power
Transmitters/Doordarshan Maintenance Centres located in the north-east region,
east region, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh and Andaman & Nicobar Islands. In
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these conferences, participants were apprised of the provisions of OL Act/Rules
and the targets fixed in the Annual Programme.
Besides, a comprehensive
knowledge of each and every item of the Inspection Questionnaire pertaining to
the Committee of Parliament on Official Language was provided to the
participants.
7. Cash prizes were given away to 10 officials under the incentive scheme for
noting/drafting originally in Hindi. In addition to this, cash prizes of Rs.3500/and 1000/- were also awarded to 5 officers under the special incentive scheme
introduced in the Directorate for promoting the progressive use of Hindi.
8. The third issue of the Hindi house magazine 'Darshan' was published. The
second issue of the magazine was awarded second prize by the Ministry of
Information and Broadcasting.
RESERVATION FOR SC/ST/OBC/Disabled Persons
Prasar Bharati has ensured all requisite measures for implementation of reservation
for SCs/STs/OBCs/Dibables . All relevant policy directions and instructions issued
by nodal Ministries/Departments for giving reservation and other benefits to
SCs/STs/OBCs/Disables in Government services and personal matters were
circulated to all the Offices and Field Units of AIR and Doordarshan for necessary
compliance. Liaison officers for SCs/STs/OBCs/Disables oversee implementation
of statutory sections to safeguard the interest of the concerned staff.
PUBLIC GRIEVANCES
Redressal Mechanism
In order to redress the Public Grievances relating to Doordarshan as a Public
Service Broadcaster Doordarshan has set up its redressal mechanism with the
following designated officers at the headquarters as well as Kendra level:
Administrative Matters
ADG (Admn)/DDG(Admn.) in DG: DD
Programme Matters
Any reservation in content quality Dy. Director General/Director
and technical aspects
concerned programme in DG:DD
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of
the
Sponsored Programme
Dy. Director General in DG:DD or Director
of the concerned Kendra
Commissioned Programme
Dy. Director General, DG:DD or Director
of the Concerned Kendra
Films
Dy. Director General in DG:DD or Director
of the concerned Kendra
News
Additional Director General (News) or
Director of the concerned Kendra
DD India
DDG or Director concerned in DG:DD
DD Bharati
DDG or Director concerned in DG:DD
North East Channel
DDG or Director concerned in DG:DD
Sports Channel
DDG or Director concerned in DG:DD
Kashir Channel
DDG or Director concerned in DG:DD
Commercial Matters
Matter related to commercial DDG(Commercial)/Director (Commercial)
terms of Sponsored programmes
and dues payable by the Producer
Finance Matters
All matters related to Finance
ADG(Admn.)/DDG(Admn.) or Dy. Director
General (Fin)
Technical Matters
Poor relay quality, representation Engineer-in-Chief,
Chief
Engineer
on technical points of tenders (Maintenance), Chief Engineer (Purchase)
issued by Engineering Wing
or Director Eng. (Hqrs.)
Facilitation and Implementation


Information and facilitation counters have been set up at DG: Doordarshan and
all field offices.
Status Report on disposal of grievances at DD Headquarters is submitted to the
Ministry regularly.
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



Station Directors as Grievances Officers deal with grievances at their level
as Head of Office. Matters on references requiring policy intervention are sent
to Hqrs.
Issue of acknowledgement/interim reply is sent to the aggrieved within 2
weeks.
Forwarding of grievances to the concerned authority is done within 2 weeks.
Final disposal of cases by the concerned authority/informing the final position
is done within 3 months.
Quarterly preview of grievances attended to is undertaken by all designated
grievance Officers.
RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT:
Right to Information Act(RTI) is being implemented by Doordarshan since October, 2005.
To implement the Act Doordarshan has designated the following Officers: 37 CPIOs in DG: Doordarshan
 9 Appellate Authorities in DG:DD
 283 CPIOs at field level.
 12 Appellate authorities at field level.
List of designated officers are placed on website www.dd.india.gov.in
PROGRAMME COMPOSITION OF DD-NATIONAL
Percentage
Parliament
Sports
Entertainment
Film/film based Programme
Education
News & CA
Environment
BY Category
Parliament
Sports
2.0%
10.0%
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Entertainment
Film/film based Programme
Education
News & CA
Environment
Children Programme
Others
Total
By Source
In-house/SFC
Sponsored
Acquired
Govt. Agencies
Others
40.0%
20.0%
8.0%
8.0%
5.0%
5.0%
2.0%
-------100.0%
70.0%
10.0%
10.0%
5.0%
5.0%
-------100.0%
PROGRAMME COMPOSITION OF DD NEWS
By Category
News
89%
Current Affairs
11%
------100.0%
-------By Source
In-House Production
93%
Sponsored
7%
-------100.0%
--------PROGRAMME COMPOSITION OF DD BHARATI
By Category
Entertainment
30%
Educational
31%
Informative
39%
------Total
100%
By Source
Central Commissioning Unit (DD Libraries)
Commissioned Programme
Sponsored Programme
In-house Production
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25.0%
31.0%
5.0%
10.0%
Outside Agencies
Acquisition
Total
PROGRAMME COMPOSITION OF DD INDIA
15.0%
14.0%
---------100.0%
By Category
1. Serials
2. News & Current Affairs(Including Business)
-
25%
18%
3. Music (pop, light 7 Classic) 4. Children
-
08%
04%
5. Regional Language Progs. 6. Health & Sports
-
05%
05%
7. Feature Films
8. Events & Tourism
9. Other
Total
-
21%
10%
04%
------100%
1. Sponsored
2. In-house/Commissioned/
Acquired/Archival
-
04%
30%
3. News & Current Affairs
4. DD (National Sponsored
Programmes (Rpt)
-
20%
30%
5. Regional Programmes
(From Kendras)
-
04%
6. Events
7. Feature Films(NFDC)
-
02%
10%
By source:
Total
100.%
PROGRAMME COMPOSITION OF DD REGIONAL
(TERRESTRIAL)
By Category
Parliament
0.9%
Sports
1.7%
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Public Service
Entertainment
Education
News & Current Affairs
Environment
Children Programme
Others
23.5%
35.0%
10.9%
12.5%
1.8%
2.6%
11.2%
-------100%
Total
By Source
In-House
Commissioned
Sponsored
Acquired
Govt. Agencies
Others
Total
-
71.4%
0.2%
18.7%
1.6%
1.1%
7.0%
100%
Parliament
Sports
Public Service
Entertainment
Education
News & Current Affairs
Environment
Children Programme
Others
CHAPTER -III
ALL INDIA RADIO
THE ORIGIN
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Radio
broadcasting began in India in the early 1920’s. The
Radio Club of Bombay broadcast the first programme in 1923.
This was followed by the setting up of a Broadcasting Service that
began broadcasting on 23rd July 1927 on an experimental basis in
Bombay and Calcutta, under an agreement between the then
Government of India and a private company called the Indian
Broadcasting Company Ltd. When this company went into
liquidation in 1930, Indian State Broadcasting Service under the
Department of “Controller of Broadcasts” was constituted. The
Indian State Broadcasting Service was renamed as All India Radio
in June, 1936. All India Radio also came to be known as
Akashvani in 1956.
When India attained independence in 1947, AIR had a network of
six stations and 18 transmitters. The coverage was 2.5 % of the
area and just 11% of the population. AIR today has 231 radio
stations and 373 transmitters and its coverage extends to 91.79 %
by area and 99.14 % by population. Operating in a multicultural, multi-linguistic country like India, AIR broadcasts in
24 languages and 146 dialects, in its home service. In External
Services, it covers 27 languages including 16 foreign and 11
Indian languages. AIR operates its broadcasting services on
Medium Wave, Short Wave and FM. The FM Service uses a
larger bandwidth to provide a programme service of high fidelity
and lower noise distortion.
Programme Objectives
In its programming and other activities AIR is guided by its
motto “Bahujana Hitaya; Bahujana Sukhaya” i.e to promote the
happiness and welfare of the masses through information,
education and entertainment. To realize its objectives, AIR has
evolved a three-tier system of broadcasting – national, regional
and local. It caters to the mass communication needs of the
people through its various stations spread across the country.
They provide music, spoken word, news and other programmes.
Local stations meet the area specific needs of the listener.
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AIR Channels
All India Radio operates its services through:
i)
ii)
iii)
iv)
v)
vi)
vii)
viii)
Primary Channels
Commercial Broadcasting Service (Vividh Bharati)
FM Channels (Rainbow and Gold)
Local Radio Station (LRS)
National Channel
DTH
External Services broadcast
Other niche channels: Amrutha Varshini
PRIMARY CHANNELS
The public service broadcasting arm of AIR, the Primary
Channels put out infotainment programmes with the objective of
enriching the lives of their listeners.
The Primary Channels,
broadcast largely on the Medium Wave frequency, follow a
composite programming mix. They also promote art and culture
with a major emphasis on Indian classical music.
Around 40
percent of total broadcast on primary channels comprises music,
which includes Classical music, light, folk, film and music of
various other languages. News and Current Affairs programmes
constitute 20 to 30 percent of the broadcast time. Radio plays and
drama, health & family welfare programmes, programmes for
women and children, farm and home programmes aimed at
empowering rural masses are the other important segments of
Primary Channels. These Channels being the most accessible of
all the AIR channels, strive to reach their audience in the
language most understood by all.
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VIVIDH BHARATI
The entertainment channel of AIR, Vividh Bharati service was
started in October 1957, with popular film music as its main
ingredient. It started accepting commercials from November
1967. Vividh Bharati Service provides entertainment for 15 hours
a day. Nearly 85 percent of programming is based on music with
film music topping the chart. Classical, folk, light and devotional
music
are
also
broadcast.
Bulk
of
the
Vividh
Bharati
programming originates from Mumbai which are also relayed by
other Vividh Bharati centres. Regional Vividh Bharati stations
also produce and broadcast a few programmes at specified
timings in their respective languages. Several programmes of
Vividh Bharati are quite popular among the audience. The top ten
programmes are “Chitralok(Morning)”,”Bhule Bisre Geet”,Chaya
Geet”, “Hawa Mahal”, “Chitralok(Evening), “Jaimala” , “Aap Ki
Farmaish” , “Triveni” , “Sangeet Sarita” and “Manchahe Geet”.
FM RAINBOW
All India Radio operates 14 FM Stereo channels in Delhi, Mumbai,
Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Panaji, Lucknow, Cuttack,
Jalandhar,
Tiruchirapally,
Kodaikanal,
Vishakhapatnam,
Hyderabad and Coimbatore. Beside these stations Rainbow
Prgrammes are relayed for certain duration from Kasauli,
Shillong, Munssorie, Aligarh, Dharamshala, Bhatinda, Kurseong,
Kochi, Pondichery, Vijayavada, Kanpur, Bhadarva, Poonch,
Rajouri, Naushera, Radio Kashmir Srinagar, Jammu, and Leh.
These channels, called AIR FM Rainbow, are targeted at the urban
audience with a refreshingly new style of presentation. Besides
music – Hindi, English and regional, the FM Channels also
broadcast chat shows, helpline programmes, interactive phone- in
programmes etc. The traffic beat and the city weather updates
are of particular interests to metro dwellers.
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FM GOLD
A composite news and entertainment channel called AIR FM II
was launched on 1st September 2001. The channel is on air for 18
hours a day.
Operational in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and
Chennai, AIR FM-II is now called AIR FM Gold.
The
programming is a blend of information and entertainment, with
one third of its content devoted to news and current affairs.
While the hourly news bulletins in Hindi and English originate
from Delhi, the FM Gold Channels at the other three centres also
broadcast news in respective regional languages. AIR FM Gold is
positioned as a Classic Channel with golden oldies, ghazals and
light classical music forming part of the entertainment segment.
LOCAL RADIO STATION (LRS)
Local Radio is comparatively a new concept of broadcasting in
India. Each of the station serving a small area provides utility
services and reaches right into the heart of the community, which
uses the microphone to reflect and enrich its life. What
distinguishes Local Radio from the regional network is its down
to earth, intimate and uninhibited approach. The programmes of
the local radio are area specific. They are flexible and spontaneous
enough to enable the station to function as the mouthpiece of the
local community.
NATIONAL CHANNEL
All India Radio offers a 3 tire system of broadcasting, namely
National, Regional and Local. National Channel forms the first
stage of it. Started on 18th May 1988, the National Channel of All
India Radio works as a night service from 6.50 p.m. to 6.10 a.m.
the next morning. It covers 64% area and about 76% population
of the country, through its 3MW Transmitters at Nagpur (191.6
M-1566 KHz), Delhi (246.9 M-1215 KHz) and Kolkata (264.5M1134 KHz from 2300hrs) with shortwave support in 31 Meter
Band (9425 KHz & 9470 KHz) which cover the entire
country.Having the whole of India as its zone, the programme
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complexion
of
the Channel has been designed to make it
representative of the varied cultural mosaic and ethos of the
Nation as a whole. National Channel serves in three languages –
Hindi, Urdu and English with vast variety of programmes on
Science, Health, Sports, Literature, Humour, Current Social
Issues, and Cultural Heritage so as to enrich the vast knowledge
of its listeners. VIVIDHA both in Hindi and English are also
taken up with lot of advance planning. Magazine programmes
on economics, science, sports , music, literature and health are
also broadcast on regular basis. Career guidance, current affairs
and social issues are taken up in the fortnightly programme
FOCUS. Eminent personalities from different field are featured
in the programme of senior citizens and AAJ KE MEHMAN. The
programme HANSTE HANSAATE is broadcast twice a week. A
number of magazine programmes are broadcast daily with
proper emphasis on minority welfare. Education, culture and
socio-economic development are focal points of daily Urdu
Magazine programme MANZAR.
An issue based phone-in
programme – HELLO ZINDAGI is broadcast on first Thursday
of every month.
In order to involve listeners and ensure their active partcipation
in the programme activities, programmes of their
messages/requests are broadcast five days a week including the
programme JAI JAWAN for soldiers.Hourly news-bulletins;
alternatively in Hindi and English are broadcast only from the
National Channel throughout the night.
Whenever the
Parliament is in session, National Channel broadcasts recording
of the “Question Hour” for the benefit of the listeners.During the
Holy Month of ‘Ramzaan’ a special 50 mts. programme
Sahargaahi is broadcast daily (4.10 a.m. to 5.00 a.m.) in which
emphasis is given to human values and Indo-Islamic
culture.National Channel has imparted training to IGNOU
students for Diploma Course in Radio programmes.
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EXTERNAL SERVICES
All India Radio entered the realm of external broadcasting shortly
after the outbreak of the II world war on 1st of October, 1939when it started a service in Pushto for listeners' across-what was
then the North West Frontier. Since then the External Services
Division of AIR has been a vital link between India and rest of the
World, especially with those countries where the interest of India
are intertwined because of Indian population, staying in those
countries. Indians, who left their home decades ago in search of
better life today live on every part of the globe and are still
interested to know what "The Country of their Birth" holds for
them. Naturally, External Services Broadcast has been projecting
the Indian Point of view on matters of National and International
importance through its various programmes.
External Services Division of All India Radio ranks high among
the External Radio networks of the world both in reach and range
covering about 100 countries in 27 languages. External service of
AIR aims to keep the overseas listeners in touch with the ethos of
India. The languages in which AIR reaches its foreign audience
are English, French, Russian, Swahili, Arabic, Persian, Pushtu,
Dari, Baluchi, Sinhalese, Nepali, Tibetan, Chinese, Thai, Burmese
and Bhasha Indonesia. The services in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu,
Malayalam and Gujarati are directed at overseas Indians, while
those in Urdu, Punjabi, Sindhi, Sairaki, Kannada and Bengali are
meant for listeners in the Indian Sub-continent. The three major
services of External Services Division are (a) The General
Overseas Services (GOS) in English, (b) AIR External Service in
Hindi and (c) AIR External Service in Urdu. The External
Services broadcasts follow a composite pattern and generally
comprise News and Current Affairs, Review of the Indian Press,
Newsreel; Magazine programmes pm sports and literature
documentaries and features, talks and discussions on social,
cultural, economic, political, and historic subjects. Music is also
broadcast in good measure. The ESD also supplies recordings of
music, spoken word and other programmes to about 25 foreign
broadcastings organizations under the cultural exchange
programme.
During the financial year 2007-08 extensive coverage was given to
all major National and International Conferences, seminars,
Symposia etc. in the form of commentaries, radio reports and
interviews. Wide coverage was also given to the visits of various
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Heads
of
States, Governments,
Dignitaries to India.
and
other
Foreign
DTH
On 16th December, 2004 the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh
launched the Direct-to-Home Service of Prasar Bharati – DD
Direct Plus . With this, All India Radio entered a new era of
satellite broadcasting providing 24 hours service. In the first
phase twelve channels of AIR have been made available to the
listeners in India and abroad and in second phase eight more
channels have been added. The programmes include information
and entertainment in equal measure.
AMRUTHA VARSHINI
Amrutha Varshini is a dedicated music channel
operational in Bangalore. It aims to promote classical music –
both Carnatic as well as Hindustani.
NEWS & CURRENT AFFAIRS ON AIR
The News Services Division (NSD) of All India
Radio plays a significant role as a Public Broadcaster in meeting
the information needs of the people by providing objective and
comprehensive news and views. It acts as a powerful medium in
promoting democratic and secular values, national integration
and harmony. It is also playing catalytic role in bringing about
social transformation by empowering people with information.
NEWS AND NEWS BASED PROGRAMMES
The NSD produces news bulletins and news based
programmes broadcast on different channels of AIR with in the
country and abroad. It puts out over 512 news bulletins daily in
87 languages/dialects (Indian and foreign) for a duration of over
50 hours from its headquarters in New Delhi and 44 Regional
News Units (RNUs) across the country. 446 news bulletins are
broadcast in the Home Services and 66 news bulletins are
broadcast in External Services. NSD Hqs Delhi puts out 172
bulletins for a total duration of 22 hrs 47 mts in 34 languages
while RNUs put out 340 bulletins for duration of 28 hrs 03 mts in
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72 languages/ dialects, daily.
The
news
bulletins
are
broadcast on the Primary channels (Regional Services), Vividh
Bharati Service, National Channel, FM channels, DTH channels
and External services of All India Radio.
The bulletins are
broadcast in all the 22 official languages included in the Eighth
Schedule of the Constitution of India and in 16 foreign languages
besides other Indian languages/dialects.
Besides the news
bulletins, a number of Current Affairs programmes on topical
subjects are broadcast on a daily and weekly basis by NSD and its
RNUs.
These programmes have varying formats such as discussions,
interviews, talks, news magazines, analysis and commentaries..
Some of the very popular programmes include Charcha Ka Vishai
Hai, Samayiki, Spotlight, Market Mantra (Business Magazine),
News Reel, Sports Scan (Sports Magazine), Vaad Sambad,
Countrywide, Money Talk , Surkhiyon Se Pare , Human Face and
News This Week among others.
NEWS ON PHONE (NOP)
AIR News is also available on phone. Callers can get the
latest news by simply making a phone call on the designated
numbers and listen to national/international news or regional
news in English, Hindi and local language as the case may be.
This service was extended to three more cities-Imphal, Lucknow
and Raipur in 2007 and two more cities Guwahati and Shimla in
2008. With this, the service is now operational in 14 cities across
the country including Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai, Hyderabad,
Patna, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Banglore and Thiruvanthapuram.
NEWS ON SMS
The news headlines can now be obtained through SMS also.
Listeners can get the latest updates by simply typing NEWS on
mobile and sending an SMS to 5676744. The SMS service has also
been extended to Market Mantra programme. The listeners of the
programme can now give their feedback through SMS.
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NEWS
ON
INTERNET AND INTRA-NSD
News lovers can also get the latest news and listen to our
bulletins and other news based programmes on NSD’s official
website www.newsonair.com and www.newsonair.nic.in. The
website in a new format was launched on NIC platform in
November 2007 with additional features like ‘Archiving and
Search’ along with ‘Feedback’ and host of other features which
will meet the latest requirements of internet users in India and
abroad.
News scripts of different bulletins broadcast from Regional News
Units (RNUs) like Mumbai, Dharwad, Chennai, Patna, Bhopal
and Trichy are available in Marathi, Kannada and Tamil fonts
besides Hindi and English. Now listeners can log on to the NSD
website to listen to various regional bulletins in 11 regional
languages. They can also listen to national bulletins in different
languages including Sanskrit and Nepali besides English and
Hindi. Internet users can also get all information regarding NSD,
various broadcast details about news bulletins and news based
programmes, Regional News Units (RNUs), its functions, names
of Part Time Correspondents (PTCs) and various other data.
Now, the weekly and daily news based programmes are available
on the website in the audio format. Audio of special programmes
mounted by NSD: AIR to mark events and important days are
also available on the website.
An intra-network has been created for facilitating those working
in NSD, its RNUs and Non-RNUs. The ‘INTRA-NSD’ will help in
free and fast flow of news and information between NSD
Headquarters and its Regional Units. Audio file transfer is also
possible through ‘INTRA-NSD’ and will help our Correspondents
to file their audio dispatches through Internet.
EXPANSION MEASURES
The News Services Division (NSD) of AIR achieved another
milestone by introducing a Bhutia language bulletin of 5 minutes
duration from its RNU, at AIR, Gangtok. This is a major step in
fulfilling the aspirations of the people and broadening the news
operation on AIR network in the region. The duration of the
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morning
bulletin
in Assamese broadcast from Guwahati
was also extended from five minutes to ten minutes to carry more
news items of the region. In Shimla, a Hindi bulletin of five
minutes duration was introduced to meet the news demand of
the people of the state. News Reel and News This Week
programmes have been fully revamped to meet the expectations
of the listeners. Another weekly programme “Human Face” was
re-introduced in new format in 2007. Steps are being taken to
introduce hourly bulletins from more Stations in FM and other
frequencies.
EXPANDING THE CORRESPONDENTS’ NETWORK
No other broadcast organization has such a vast network of news
bureaus, correspondents and editors as NSD: AIR. It has 44
Regional News Units (RNUs) spread across the country with
more than 100 full time Correspondents/Editors working in these
Units. Besides,there are 13 Non-RNU Correspondent locations in
the country. There are five Prasar Bharati foreign Correspondents
based at Dubai, Kabul, Dhaka, Kathmandu and Colombo.
Realising the importance of local news/news from the grass-root
level, NSD is appointing Part-Time Correspondents (PTCs) at
every district headquarter in the country. At present, more than
483 PTCs are working for AIR.
The PTCs also meet the
requirements of Doordarshan News.
UPGRADING OF SKILLS
In its endeavour towards upgrading the skills of its human
resources a three day Hindi language workshop for its field
correspondents was conducted by the NSD: AIR.
objective
of
the
workshop
was
to
enhance
The main
the
Hindi
pronunciation and verbal skills of correspondents belonging to
Non Hindi speaking regions. As a result, many of these
Correspondents have started filing the voice casts in Hindi as
well. Besides it, an orientation workshop was also organized for
improving the skills of Production Assistants and NF editors.
Part-Time Correspondents (PTCs) are the news source at the
grass-root level for All India Radio. The need to train them so as
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to get the best results was felt for long. During 2007 orientation
workshops were conducted by NSD at its seven Regional News
Units- Kolkata, Bhopal, Bhubhaneshwar, Ahmedabad, Mumbai,
Chandigarh and Patna. Workshops were also held in Hyderabad,
Bangalore and Guwahati during Jan’08.
STRENGTHENING REGIONAL NEWS
This year NSD has taken initiative to automate the newsrooms of
its different RNUs. News automation system has been installed at
six RNUs namely Guwahati, Shillong, Tirichy, Shimla, Jaipur and
Imphal. This is an endeavour towards fully digitised, paperless
office. In order to further smoothen the work of news room, all
the RNUs are in the process of shifting from teleprinter line based
news wires to World space/V-Sat based news wires for receiving
news from agencies.
NEWS COVERAGE
The focus of the NSD’s coverage in the year 2007 was the
common man. The Division did a vast coverage on the issues
affecting the common man and how the various schemes of the
Central government including the ones for the welfare of SC/ST,
OBCs, minorities, farmers, unorganized workers, women and
youth have fared. Flagship programmes of the government such
as National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, Bharat Nirman,
National Rural Health Mission and Sarva Siksha Abhiyan etc. were
given special coverage. Efforts were made for giving wide
coverage to the flagship programmes of the central government
as well as to the steps taken by the government to check the prices
of essential commodities and wheat procurement by central and
state agencies.
During the year 2007, NSD mounted special programmes on all
major events including election of President of India, Vice
President of India, 60-years of India’s Independence, elections to
the State Assemblies of Manipur, Uttar Pradesh, Uttrakhand,
Goa, Punjab, Gujarat, and Himachal Pradesh, 150th anniversary of
First Indian War of Independence (1857), centenary celebration of
Shaheed Bhagat Singh and the resumption of border trade between
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India and China after 44 years from Nathula.The jorney of three
trains- Azadi Express ,Science Express and Red Ribbon express
was also widely covered in all regional and national bulletins.
The Right to Information Act was given high priority in its news
bulletins and programmes. Special featurised programmes were
mounted on economic issues such as WTO talks, government’s
efforts to contain price rise and relief packages to farmers and
National Employment Guarantee Scheme & its implementation.
News based programmes on Indo-Pak relations were broadcast
especially in the context of containing cross-border terrorism.
The News Services Division (NSD) has given extensive coverage
to the Prime Minister’s visit to Germany, Nigeria, South Africa,
Russia, and CHOGM at Uganda and ASEAN at Singapore during
2007. The visit of the Vice-President to Turkmenistan and
Kazakhstan and the visit of President to three Latin American
countries, Brazil, Mexico and Chile were also covered adequately.
The visits of foreign dignitaries and the important and strategic
agreements signed during their visits were covered at length.
AIR’s Special Correspondents in Colombo, Kathmandu, Dhaka,
Dubai and Kabul provided detailed coverage to the political and
security related developments in the neighbourhood and the
region, besides covering India specific developments in these
countries. Sports were the flavour of this year’s coverage.
International and National sports mega events such as Cricket
World Cup, T-20 Cricket World Cup, Asia Cup Hockey, Military
World Games and National Games among others kept the sports
desk busy throughout the year.
PARLIAMENT COVERAGE
At the beginning of each session, a discussion with Members of
Parliament (MP) of different political parties is organized and
broadcast regarding “Issues before the Parliament” in English
and Hindi. During the Parliament Session, ‘Sansad Sameeksha’ in
Hindi and ‘Today in Parliament’ in English, reviewing the
proceedings of the day of both the Houses of Parliament are
broadcast.
Similarly, reviews of the proceedings of the State
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Legislatures,
whenever they are in Session, are broadcast by
the respective Regional News Units of NSD: AIR.
SPORTS BROADCASTS ON AIR
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During the period April 2007 to March 2008 AIR has provided
appropriate and effective coverage to various National and
International sporting events held in India and abroad viz.,
India vs England 3 Test Match and 7 ODIs Cricket Series played
in England from 19th July to 8th September, 2007, India vs
Australia ODI Cricket Serires in India from 29th September to
17th October 2007, T/20 Cricket Match between India and
Australia played on 20th October 2007, India vs Pakistan ODIs
and Test Match Series from 6th November to 12th December 2007
in India.
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AIR has broadcast reports on Wimblemdon Tennis
Championship 2007 played from 25th June to 9th July 2007 in
London and live coverage to the Sunfeast Tennis
Championship-Kolkata on 22nd and 23rd September 2007 for
Semi Final and Finals respectively.
AIR has also provided extensive coverage to the 4th World
Military Games held in Hyderabad and Mumbai in October
2007.
Coverage of the National Sports Events held in India, eg., 112th
All India Beighton Cup Hockey Tournament 2007 in Kolkata,
45th All India Bombay Gold Cup Tournament 2007 on 25th April
2007 at Mumbai, Asia Cup Hockey Tournament on
8th
September 2007 in Chennai, 24th Surjeet Hockey Tournament on
2nd November 2007 were some other highlights of AIR Sports
coverages.
AIR also covered 2nd Commonweath Volleyball Championship
for Men held in Kolkata on 3rd and 4th August 2007. Radio
report on Indo – Pak Volleyball Men Test Match at Chennai on
10th August 2007 and Volvo Master of Asia Golf Tournament at
Bangkok from 5th to 9th December 2007 were broadcast.
Reports on 2nd Asian Carom Championship-Raipur on 9th
September 2007 and Senior National Boxing ChampionshipDelhi on 31st August 2007 were broadcast.
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Live coverages were given to the 15th Senior National
Women’s Football Championship-2007 on 12th May 2007 at
Rourkela, ONGC Nehru Cup Football International
Tournament on 29th August 2007 in Delhi, Federation Cup
Football Tournament on 15th September 2007 at Ludhiana, 120th
Durand Cup Football Tournament on 7th November 2007 in
Delhi.
AIR did broadcast Voice cast on Dortmund International Chess
meet from 23rd June to 1st July 2007 from Germany, Advanced
Rapid Chess at Leon in Spain
from 6th to 9th September 2007,
International Chess Championship in Luxumberg from 9th to
15th July 2007, Genka Leasing World Chess Championship,
Germany from 15th to 20th August 2007, World Chess
Championship – Mexico from 12th September to 1st October
2007, World Blitz Chess Championship – 2007 held in Mexico
from 12th September to 1st October 2007 wherein G.M.
Vishwanathan Anand of India won the World Title and also on
Asian Grand Prix atheletics meet on 24th and 28th June 2007 at
Guwahati and Pune respectively were also broadcast.
AIR provided live coverage to India vs Australia Cricket Series
in Australia from 26th December 2007 to 28th January 2008
alongwith 20-Twenty International Cricket in Melbourne on 1st
February 2008 and also Commonwealth Bank Series (ODI) in
Australia from 3rd February to 4th March 2008.
INDIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC AND AKASHVANI
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The year commenced with the broadcast of National Spring
Festival of Folk & Light Music featuring Telugu Light songs by
Shri KBK Mohan Raju, Smt. Anjana Sudhakar, Kathakali
Padam by Kalamandalam C.V. Sukumaran from Kerala,
Malayalam Light songs by Smt.T.A.Sobha, Tamil Folk by
Jyotivel & Party and Kannada Light Songs by Sangeetha Katti
Kulkarni.
Another remarkable festival that closely followed in the early
year of the broadcast was the TRINITY MUSIC FESTIVAL. In
this festival both young and prominent artists have featured.
Tyagaraja Compositions were rendered by Smt.B.Arundhati
(Vocal) and Shri Shreyas Narayanan (Vocal), Muthuswamy
Dikshitar Compostitions by Dr.R.Ganesh (Vocal) and
Smt.R.Vedavalli (Vocal), Shyama Sastry compositions by
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Neyvelli
R.Santhanagopalan
(Vocal)
and
Smt.Pantula Rama (Vocal).
Another Major event was the Akashvani Sangeet Sammelan
concerts. This year Akashvani Sangeet Sammelan Concerts were
held at 23 Stations all over the country on 27th & 28th October,
2007 featuring artist of both Hindustani & Karnatic music. Total
number of participants excluding accompanying artists was 51.
Eminent artists like Prof.Visweshwaran(Veena), Suguna
Purshothaman(Vocal), M.S.Sheela (Vocal) Dr.K.Vageesh(Vocal),
Hyderabad
Brothers(Vocal),
Shrimushnam
V.Raja
Rao(Mridangam),
Nagai
R.
Muralidharan(Violin),Haridwaramangalam
A.K.Palanivel(Thavil) and the young artists like Jayaprada
Ramamurthy
(Flute),
Dr.C.A.Sreedhar
(Flute)
and
T.V.Ramprasadh (Vocal) from Karnatic Music participated in
these concerts. The recordings of these concerts were broadcast
from 24.11.2007 to 2.01.2008.
A Direct relay from Thiruvayaru on the Saint Tyagaraja
Aradhana Festival was broadcast on the 26thJanuary 2008 in our
National Programme of Music followed by a live relay of
Pancharatna Kirtanas rendered by eminent artists of Karnatic
Music in the morning on the 27th January 2008.
The following eminent and promising artists were broadcast
from April 2007 to till March 2008 in the National Programme of
Music and Ravivasariya Akhil Bharatiya Sabha.
Dr. K.Saraswathi Vidyardhi (Vocal), Rajeswari Padmanabhan
(Veena), MS Anantharaman, MA Sundaresweran, MA
Krishnaswami (Violin Trio), Seshampatti T.Shivlingam
(Nagaswaram), K.Janardhanan (Flute), S.Shankar (Vocal),
Sankaran Namboothiri (Vocal), Bhadrachala Ramadasu
Keertanas by Nedunuri Krishnamurthy (Vocal), AKC Natarajan
(Clarionet),
Annavarapu
Ramaswamy(Violin),
Geeta
Ramananda (Veena) Thiruvizha Jayasankar (Nadaswaram)
N.Jayalakshmi Sarma (Vocal).
AKASHVANI ARCHIVES
The Sound Archives of All India Radio can be called as the
National Audio Archive of the nation as it is the treasure house of
precious recordings of more than 15000 hours of duration
containing music and spoken word recordings in different
categories. It is the largest library of Indian Music recordings and
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it possesses more than 12000 tapes of Hindustani, Carnatic
and various folk music traditions.
The library preserves a separate collection of Mahatma Gandhi’s
speeches including the first and the last prayer speeches of
Mahatma Gandhi recorded on 11th May 1947 at Sodepur Ashram,
Calcutta and 29th January 1948 at Birla House, Delhi respectively.
The only broadcast from AIR Delhi on 12th November 1947 is also
preserved.
AIR
Sound
Archive
preserves
speeches
of
Pt.Jawaharlal Nehru in 3000 analogue tapes.
Other important voice recordings of eminent personalities like
Rabindranath Tagore, Subhas Chandra Bose, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar,
Sardar Patel, Sarojini Naidu etc. have also been preserved. Apart
from this, award-winning radio dramas, features, documentaries
etc. and memorial lectures are available in the library. The library
contains recordings of all the Presidents and Prime Ministers of
India.
AIR PROGRAMMES:
Farm & Home Broadcasts
The commitment of All India Radio to the rural audience dates
back to more than 50 years. All stations of All India Radio
broadcast Farm & Home programmes directed at rural audience.
In fact, special programmes have been designed to cater to the
day-to-day seasonal needs of the farming community. To
broadcast the latest technology and information for agricultural
output is a continuous process of its Farm & Home programme.
These
programmes
not
only
provide
information
about
agriculture but also create awareness about the ways and means
to improve the quality of their lives. The programmes are
broadcast daily in the morning, noon and evening. The average
duration of Farm & Home broadcast is 60 to 100 minutes per day.
Farm & Home programmes also include programmes for rural
women, Rural Children and Rural Youth.
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The Farm & Home units of All India Radio broadcast composite
programmes,
which
include
equal
segments
of
Rural
Development Schemes and Hardcore Agriculture programmes.
Whereas, on one hand, they talk about the hardcore agriculture
subjects i.e. animal husbandry, fisheries and agriculture related
activities dry & wasteland agriculture, and the other segment
talks about the employment schemes, loan, training facilities,
sanitation, health-hygiene and nutrition etc.
All India Radio provides extensive programmes on land and
water
conservation,
sustainable
agriculture,
biotechnology,
integrated pest management in crops, crop insurance schemes,
environment protection, disaster management, and role of
panchayats in rural development etc. These programmes are
produced with the help of subject matter experts.
All India Radio maintains a very close liaison with the Ministries
and Departments of agriculture & rural development of central
and state governments. The programmes are mounted in local
dialect from different stations. Local Radio Stations also broadcast
regular programmes on rural development in different formats.
Dialogues, discussions, talks, interviews, features, serials, dramas,
slogans, jingles, phone-in-programmes, musical features and farm
school on air etc. are used to convey the message through radio.
AIR has stepped up its activity of Agriculture Broadcast with the
launch of exclusive project Mass Media Support to Agriculture
Extension with the title Kisan Vani from 15th February, 2004 in
collaboration with Ministry of Agriculture to inform local farmers
the daily market rates, weather reports and day to day activities
in their area at micro level. Presently, ‘Kisan Vani’ is being
broadcast from 96 FM Stations of AIR.
RADIO KISAN DIWAS
All India Radio observed 15th February as “KISAN DIVAS” from
its 96 Kisanvani broadcasting stations. Special programmes were
broadcast on the occasion by these stations.
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NATIONAL FOOD SECURITY MISSION
Special
programmes on National Food Security Mission were
broadcast by KISANVANI Broadcasting AIR stations.
MANAGE TRAINING
Two Trainings and one Review workshop were organized by
MANAGE, Hyderabad. Almost 40 Farm and Home Programme
Producers were trained in these Workshops.
ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMMES
Keeping in view the importance of the subject, all the AIR stations
are broadcasting daily programmes on Environment for 5 to 7
minutes duration and weekly programmes of longer duration for
more than a decade. The importance of protecting environment is
being discussed in our other programmes i.e. health/ women /
rural women / youth & children programmes also for making
people aware of this serious issue. The AIR stations are
broadcasting programmes on the subject on the basis of
instructions and guidelines issued by the Directorate. In order to
inform and educate the listeners, living both in urban and rural
areas, for creating environmental consciousness among them on
preservation of environment through development of forests, a
forestation, social forestry, farin forestry etc., these programmes
are mounted in interesting and imaginative way. All AIR Stations
in their local languages are broadcasting these programmes in
different formats like talks, discussions, features, news items,
spots, serials etc. AIR Stations have been advised and reminded
from time to time to intensify and include the programmes on
Environment in their schedules.
There is a regular broadcast of programmes related to
Environment & Forest Developmental Schemes launched by the
Central / State governments. All India Radio has adopted a
multilingual approach for its broadcasts of programmes on
environment,
forestry
wildlife
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and
ecology
etc.
These
programmes
are broadcast in major languages and local
dialects, spoken by various smaller communities.
In view of its importance, wildlife and forest conservation is
treated by AIR as a challenge and emphasis is given on
developmental activities as well as social rituals. All India Radio
projects the success of governmental initiatives, which take place
in forestry, wildlife conservation and ecological balance. As such,
AIR is broadcasting programmes on wildlife and care of animals
through its various special audience programmes.
In some of our special audience programmes like rural / women /
rural women & youth health programmes, AIR has registered
audience groups whose communication during invited audience
programmes contribute towards spreading of general awareness
on the subject.
All the AIR stations are giving wide publicity to the legal factors
on environment and forestry. These programmes are monitored
regularly through monthly statements received from all AIR
stations.
HEALTH & FAMILY WELFARE PROGRAMMES
AIR, with its vast network of about 225 Radio Stations, broadcast
programmes on health and family welfare. All AIR Stations
broadcast family welfare programmes in the regional languages /
dialects of our country.
AIR Stations broadcast maximum number of programmes on
health and family welfare. The programme cover general topics
as well as special audience programmes in various formats like
talks, discussions, features, quiz, jingles, spots, short stories,
drama, success-stories, phone-in programmes etc. Apart from
this, rest of AIR stations, including local Radio Stations are also
mounting programmes on the theme regularly. The themes
covered are – raise in marriage age, delay the first child, space
between two children, terminal methods, maternal care, child
survival, women empowerment, promotion of inter-spouse
communication
/
male responsibility,
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neutralizing
male
preference
syndrome, medical
terminal
of
pregnancy,
promotion of institutional legal provisions, management of
reproductive tract infections (RTIs) and sexually transmitted
infections (STIs), Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Regulation
and Prevention of Misuse) Act 1994, AIDS, drug abuse, breast
feeding, child right, child labour, girl child, disability, T. B. ,
Leprosy and reproductive child health etc.
National communication strategy has been sent to all major
stations
as
a
resource
material
to
highlight
the
new
communication strategy. Fresh instructions have been issued to
all AIR stations to concentrate more on importance of small
family size, methods of prevention of pregnancy, sterilization,
broadcast
of
field
based
programmes
(interviews
with
beneficiaries of family planning), importance of nutrition in food,
child care, immunization, breast feeding and raising the age of
marriage etc.
Wide publicity is being given to blood donation and eye
donation. Suitable programmes have also been mounted against
drug abuse, tobacco consumption, illicit trafficking, leprosy
eradication and AIDs etc.
Central Health Education Bureau, Ministry of Health & Family
Welfare are constantly in touch with AIR and provide
background materials and expert advice from time to time. Each
year Akashvani Annual Award is given to the best programmes
on family welfare.
WOMEN PROGRAMMES
All Stations broadcast programmes for rural women as well as
urban women at the timing convenient for listening by the
respective target groups.The programme directed to women
listeners cover subjects related to socio-economic development of
women, health and family welfare, food and nutrition, scientific
home
management,
women
entrepreneurship,
education,
including adult education, gender issues etc. These programmes
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also aim at creating wide social awareness about rights and
privileges of women through the propagation of legal literacy.
All India Radio strives, through its programmes, to seek to raise
the social consciousness of the country in regard to attitude
towards women. Different traditional folk forms are used to
communicate specially with the rural women audience.
Besides the issue of women forming the main part of the women’s
programmes, the problems in general faced by women and the
need for change in social attitude towards women also forms an
integral part of the general broadcasts. Formats of the
programmes like talks, plays, short stories, features, discussions
etc. based on themes such as crime against women, preference for
a girl child, evils of dowry system, gender inequity and female
infanticide, improvement of the status of women are constantly
being broadcast in the programmes meant for the general
programmes. Special programmes as well as general audience
programmes are being broadcast focusing on the issue to change
social attitudes and behavioural practices towards women.
Guidelines are issued to all AIR Programme Heads from time to
time to plan and produce programmes for women with the aim of
their empowerment and to ensure that women issues are
projected as social issues rather than as issues concerning women
only.
The objective of the Women’s Empowerment programme was to
create large scale awareness of women’s right and to focus on
issues and interventions, which can bring positive impact on their
lives. The continuously declining sex ratio manifests a clear
gender bias against female child. This is also exhibited in their
poor health and literacy pointers. Low nutritional level of female
child and marriage of girls at an early age are leading to
prevalence of very high levels of anaemia among adolescent girls
/ mothers and a very high number of maternal deaths. Their
participation in the economy continues to be still at low level.
Violence against women is another very major area of concern. In
this context, the yearlong activities on status of women and their
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rights, and launching of programmes
for
interventions,
required to bring about a change, which would build up an
environment conducive to developing self-confidence and
assertiveness among women and girls.
CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMES
All AIR Stations broadcast programmes for children on regular
basis. In the programmes addressed to women and general
audiences, stress has been laid on programmes regarding health
and care of mother and the child. Programmes dealing with
immunization and primary health education form a regular part
of our broadcasts.
Programmes are planned keeping in mind the following action
points:
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Protection of rights of children, specially, regarding child
labour.
Care and support to disabled children.
Care and support to children under difficult circumstances.
Equal status of girls and equal rights to women.
Universal access to basic education to children and more
attention to girl’s education.
Safe motherhood, planning of family size.
Providing safe and supportive environment to children.
Improvement in the economic condition of family and self
reliant society.
National and international cooperation for better future of
a child.
Safe drinking water facility and sanitary means of excreta
disposal.
Special programmes focusing on the status and importance of the
girl child in various formats such as discussion, compeering,
talks, short stories, jingles, spots etc. are being broadcast during
the transmission on a continuous basis at regular intervals,
throughout the year to create social awareness.
AIR broadcast programmes from almost all its stations for
children of three categories, viz. programmes for children
between the age of 5 to 7 years & 8 to 14 years and special
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for
Rural Children. Some of the programmes are
broadcast on weekly basis. Plays, short stories, features, choral
songs, interviews, stories from epics etc. are part of these
broadcasts.
PROGRAMME ON RURAL CHILDREN
Children, regardless of their educational and literacy status,
participate in these programmes broadcast once a week from
stations having Farm & Home units. Emphasis is given on
educating and motivating children to be better citizen. All the
items included in programmes for teenagers find place in
programmes. The messages of socio-economic activities are
highlighted in all the programmes for teenagers.
PROGRAMME FOR SMALL CHILDREN (5-7 YEARS)
The programmes are broadcast on a weekly basis and are
relatively of short duration. Plays, features, choral songs,
interviews, travelogue, stories from epics, stories of different
lands are the principal ingredients of these programmes with
much encouragement given to children’s participation in the
programmes. The rights of the tiny toys come to the fore often in
choral songs, stories, recitations, play-lets and also interviews
with children. Their right to free and healthy growth, and
development and to enjoy a clean environment and to participate
in nation building as well as in the welfare of the family are
discussed by them with their elders.
RADIO DRAMA
Many stations of AIR broadcast plays in various languages. Radio
adaptations of outstanding novels, short stories and stage plays
are also broadcast. Besides original plays, AIR Stations regularly
broadcast family dramas with the object of eradicating deeprooted social evils and blind beliefs prevailing in the society.
Serials
projecting
current
socio-economic
issues
like
unemployment, illiteracy, environment pollution, problems of the
girl child etc. are also broadcast on a regular basis. The National
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Programme of play is broadcast on fourth Thursday of every
month at 9.30 p.m.
SPOKEN WORD PROGRAMMES:
The Spoken Word Programme consists of annual memorial
lectures
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talks,
interviews/dialogues,
discussions/symposia, radio Magazines, literary programmes like
poetry and short story recitation and features/documentaries.
Some of the important programmes organised and broadcast/to
be broadcast in 2006 and the first three months of 2007 are as
follows:  Regular publicity was given to Flagship Programmes (1) Sarva
Siksha Abhiyan (2) Mid-day Meal Scheme (3) Rajiv Gandhi
Drinking Water Mission (4) Total Sanitation Campaign (5)
National Rural Health Mission (6) Integrated Child Development
Services (7) National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (8)
Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (9)
Implementation of Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest
Dwellers ( Recognistion of Forest Rights ) Act, 2006 (10 )
Programmes for Minority Welfare (11) Programme for Workers in
unorganized Sector and (12) Rehabilitation Policy and Law are
also to be covered.
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Regular publicity was given to National Common Minimum
Programme.
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Publicity of the Citizens Charter, International Day of the Elderly
Celebration.
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Employment of Children below 14 years as domestic servant,
welfare of Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribes etc., formulated by
the various Central Ministries/ Departments.
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Consequent upon the coming into force of the Right to
Information Act, 2005, vigorous publicity was provided.
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Publicity with regard to Annual Kailash Mansarover Yatra,
organised by the Ministry of External Affairs, inviting
applications from the prospective Yatris, has been done in the
month of February, 2008.
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Publicity with regard to celebration of World Tourism day, World
Water Day was made through all AIR Stations by way of
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special programmes and providing coverage
to seminars, workshops, exhibitions etc., on this theme.
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Publicity to the National Consumer Day was also made by way of
arranging special broadcast programmes on the theme
“Empowerment of Consumer – Assert Rights, Pursue Remedies”.
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Special Publicity programmes were being regularly broadcast for
adolescents & youth of the country between the age group of 1830 as requested by Ministry of H.R.D.
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Considering the need of rural/Urban population: Consumer
Affairs were being updated as and when requested by Ministry of
Agriculture, Food and Distribution. This is a regular feature.
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In addition, publicity was provided to many other Central
Government schemes, policies etc., in the public interest as and
when requests for the same were received.
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Publicity of the DTH Service.
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Inter-ministerial Committee meeting for National Policy on older
persons.
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PM’s New 15 point Programmes “Welfare of Schedule Caste &
Schedule Tribe”.
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Feedback report of Directorate of Field Publicity.
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NCC Boys/Girls Mountaineering Expedition, 2007.
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Wide publicity is given to Oil & Gas Conservation every year
from 15 Jan. to 31st January.
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Press Communique of Lok Sabha relating to “Cleaniness and
Sanitation on Indian Railways”.
Coverages during the Year-2007-08
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Following programmes were broadcast to cover the 14th SAARC
Summit: i) Live discussion followed by direct broadcast of the Inaugural
Session of the SAARC Summit on 03.04.2007.
ii) Live broadcast of the Closing Ceremony of the SAARC Summit on
04.04.2007.
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Coverage of the Prime Minister’s Shram Awards functions on
27.04.2007.
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Coverage of Nirmal Gram Puraskar distribution functions on
04.05.2007.
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Following programmes were broadcast in commemoration of the
completion of 150 years of the First War of Independence in 1857: i) Curtain Raiser on 06.05.2007 on the commemorative Yatra – ‘Saajhi
Shahadat: Saajhi Virasat’ (Youth Volunteers March) from Meerut
to Delhi and concluding function at Red Fort .
ii) Running commentary on the Flag-off Ceremony of the National
Youth Rally from Meerut on 07.05.2007.
iii) Running commentary on the events of Youth Volunteers March
from Modi Nagar on 08.05.2007, from Muradnagar on 09.05.2007
and from Ghaziabad on 09.05.2007.
iv)
Live broadcast of the function in the Central Hall of the
Parliament on 10.05.2007.
v) Live broadcast of the Sound & Light Show on the theme of First
War of Independence from Major Dhyan Chand National
Stadium, Delhi on 10.05.2007.
vi)
Running commentary of the main function at Red Fort, Delhi
on 11.05.2007. Radio report on various functions to mark the
occasion was also broadcast.
Live broadcast of the Prime Minister Dr. Man Mohan Singh’s speech at
the Opening and Closing Sessions of the meeting of the National
Development Council in New Delhi on 29.05.2007.
Coverage of National BAL Shree Honour functions on 01.06.2007.
Coverage of functions to mark International Environment Day on
05.06.2007.
Live broadcast of the Inaugural Session of the Conference of Ministersin-Charge of Rural Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation in States and
Union Territories on 04.07.2007.
Live commentary of the funeral of former Prime Minister Late Shri
Chandra Shekhar on 09.07.2007. Tributes programmes were broadcast
on 08.07.2007 and 09.07.2007.
Coverage of functions to mark the World Population Day on
11.07.2007.
Live broadcast of the Inaugural Session of the 8th World Hindi
Conference at United Nations Headquarters in New York (USA) on
13.07.2007. AIR, Delhi also broadcast Radio Reports on the
deliberations of the Conference and its Closing Ceremony.
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Live broadcast of the Farewell Function for the Hon’ble
President Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam at the joint meeting of members of
both the Houses from Central Hall of Parliament on 23.07.2007.
Farewell address to the Nation by Hon’ble President Dr. A. P. J. Abdul
Kalam on 24.07.2007.
Live broadcast of the Swearing-in Ceremony of the Hon’ble President
Elect Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil from Rashtrapati Bhawan, North
Block, Vijay Chowk, Gate No. 5 of Parliament House and Central Hall
of Parliament on 25.07.2007.
Coverage of the Workshop on UNESCO’s World Heritage Biodiversity
Programme on 25.07.2007.
Live broadcast of the Swearing-in Ceremony of the Vice President
Elect Shri Hamid Ansari from Rashtrapati Bhawan on 11.08.2007
Following programmes were broadcast in celebration of Independence
Day:
i) Hon’ble President Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil’s Broadcast to the
Nation on the Eve of Independence Day on 14.08.2007 in English
and in Hindi. Regional lanuguage versions were also broadcast by
concerned AIR Stations.
ii) Live broadcast of the function to commemorate the Sixtieth
Anniversary of India’s Independence in the Central Hall of
Parliament on 15.08.2007.
iii)
Live Running Commentary simultaneously in Hindi and
English on the National Flag Hoisting Ceremony and live
broadcast of Address to the Nation from the ramparts of Red
Fort, Delhi by Hon’ble Prime Minister Dr. Man Mohan Singh.
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Radio report on the various functions organised to mark the
Independence Day.
v) Coverage of Film Festival ‘Swatantrata Filmotsav’ from 11 th to
14th August, 2007.
Live coverage from the Central Hall of Parliament House of
unveiling ceremony of the statue of Maharana Pratap on 21.08. 2007.
Live coverage of the proceedings of the meeting in Honour of Mr.
Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan in the Central Hall of
Parliament on 22..08.2007.
Coverage of Public function at Birla Matusari Sabhagar, Mumbai on
22.8.2007 to mark the Centenary of the Historic Day on August 22,
1907, when Madame Bhikaji Cama unfurled the tricolour with Vande
Matram inscribed on it at the Congress of the Socialist International
at Stuttgart, Germany.
Coverage of International Festival of Documentary Films & TV for
Children from 23rd to 29th August, 2007.
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Running commentary of Shri Krishna Janmotsav on Janmashtami
from Mathura on 04.09.2007.
Radio report on the occasion of presentation of National Awards to
Teachers-2006 on Teacher’s Day on 05.09.2007.
Live coverage of the function to mark the International Literacy Day
on 08.09. 2007.
Broadcast of Radio report on the launch of a special exhibition,
‘India’s March to Freedom from 1857 to 1947: Kranti to Gandhi, Raj
to Swaraj ‘ by Hon’ble President of India Smt. Pratibha Devisingh
Patil on 11.09.2007 in connection with the commemoration of 100
years of Satyagraha.
Live broadcast of the 53rd National Film Awards Presentation
Ceremony from Vigyan Bhawan New Delhi on 14.09.2007.
Broadcast of Message by the Union Home Minister Shri Shivraj Patil
on the occasion of Hindi Diwas on 14.09.2007.
Coverage of Martyrdom Day of Rao Tula Ram on 23.09.2007.
Live coverage of the 53rd Conference of Commonwealth Parliamentary
Association (i) Direct broadcast of the Inaugural Ceremony of the 27 th
Small Countries’ Conference on 23.09.2007 (ii) Direct broadcast of the
Inaugural Ceremony of Commonwealth Womens’ Conference on
24.09.2007 (iii) Direct broadcast of the Opening Ceremony of the 53rd
Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference on 25.09.2007, and (iv)
Direct broadcast of the Closing Ceremony of the 53rd Commonwealth
Parliamentary Conference on 28.09.2007.
Live broadcast of UPA Chairperson Smt. Sonia Gandhi’s Address in
the United Nations General Assembly in New York (USA) to mark the
First International Day of Non-Violence on 02nd October, 2007.
Coverage of functions to mark Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti on 02.10.2007.
Live broadcast of The Inaugural Session of the 4th International
Conference on Federalism on 05th November, 2007 and Radio Report
on the Closing Session including the deliberations and conclusion of
the Conference on 07th November, 2007.
Live broadcast of the Public Service Broadcasting Day function from
the premises of Broadcasting House, AIR, New Delhi on 12.11.2007
Coverage of the functions to mark Children’s Day on 14.11.2007.
Live broadcast of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 15th
International Children's Film Festival in Hyderabad on 14.11.2007 and
20.11.2007 respectively. Daily radio reports were also broadcast.
Coverage of events to mark the Qaumi Ekta Week from 19.11.2007 to
25.11.2007.
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Broadcast of the message by Shri M. V. Kamath, Chairman, Prasar
Bharati on the occasion of Tenth Anniversary of Prasar Bharati on
23.11. 2007.
Live broadcast of the Inaugural and Closing Ceremonies of 38th
International Film Festival of India-2007 in Panaji (Goa) on 23rd
November, 2007 and 03rd December, 2007 respectively. Daily radio
reports were also broadcast.
Coverage given to the function to pay tributes to Freedom fighters of
the 1st war of Independence on 24.11.2007 at India Islamic Culture
Centre, New Delhi.
Special broadcast by Hon’ble Chief Justice of India on the eve of the
‘Law Day’ on 25.11.2007.
Live broadcast of the address by the Hon’ble Prime Minister Dr. Man
Mohan Singh at New Delhi Ministerial Conference on Avian and
Pandemic fluenza on 05.12.2007 from Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.
Live broadcast of the Unveiling Ceremony of the Portraits of Bipin
Chandra Pal, Joachim Alva and Violet Alva from the Central Hall of
Parliament House on 05.12.2007
Live broadcast of the Presentation of the National Awards Function for
the Persons with Disabilities by the Hon’ble President of India Smt.
Pratibha Devisingh Patil on 03.12.2007 from Vigyan Bhawan, New
Delhi.
Coverage of the function to mark National Energy Conservation Day
on 14.12.2007.
Live broadcast of the opening session of the meeting of National
Development Council on 19.12.2007.
Radio Report on the Inaugural Session of the 95th Indian National
Science Congress Held at Vishakhapatnam on 03.01.2008
Consolidated Radio Report on the proceedings of the 95th Indian
National Science Congress on 07.01.2008
Direct relay of the Inaugural Ceremony of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas
from Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on 08.01.2008
Following programmes were broadcast in celebration of Republic Day
:
i) Address by the Hon’ble President Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil
on 25.01.2008.
ii) National Symposium of Poets on 25.01.2008.
iii)
Live broadcast of Republic Day Parade from Raj Path in New
Delhi.
iv)
Live broadcast of Beating Retreat Ceremony from Vijay
Chowk in New Delhi.
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v) Coverage provided to the other Republic Day Celebrations 2008.
Radio Report on the various functions held in New Delhi on 30.01.2008
to mark the 60th Anniversary of Martyrdom Day of Mahatma Gandhi.
Consolidated radio report on the 10th Mumbai International Film
Festival for Documentary/Short & Animation Films 2008 at Mumbai on
09.02.2008
Direct relay of the President Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil’s address to
both the Houses of Parliament from the Central Hall of Parliament
House on 25.02.2008.
Live coverage given to the presentation of Railway and General
Budgets 2008-09 from Parliament House.
Direct relay of the Presentation of the Silver Trumpet & Trumpet
Banner to the President’s Bodyguard by The President from
Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi on 01.03.2008
State Assembly Elections:
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Party Political Broadcast were duly organised for the State Legislative
Assembly Elections for Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Gujrat, Himachal Pradesh,
Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland as per the Guidelines of the
Election Commission of India. Special composite live programme on
Results of the State Legislative Assembly Elections were also
broadcast.
Listener’s feedback :
1. In the year 2007-08 Audience Research Unit of DG, AIR has
conducted Radio Audience Survey at 60 places for Primary
Channels, 40 Vividh Bharati channels, 14 FM Channels, 4 FM
Gold Channels and weekly survey on Kisan-Vani programme
at 96 places.
2.
According to Radio Audience Survey-2007-08 the
listenership of different channels are given below:
(i) Primary Channel
54.2%
(ii) CBS Channel
53.9%
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(iii) FM Rainbow
53.3%
(iv) FM Gold
30.5%
(v) LRS
65.2%
3. Need-based information e.g. Train Timings, Traffic
information, Power position, Water Position etc. are some of
the important areas in which listeners demanded more
programmes
4. Listeners are of the view that fillers generally used by AIR
stations during breakdown/interruptions are monotonous.
Therefore spots based on civic matters should replace these.
5. Audience has also felt that the quality of Short wave
transmission is not worth listening.
6. More live broadcast programmes should be introduced. (The
suggestion is being actively implemented).
7. Urban audience in general felt that the formats of the
programmes required being reoriented. It should match the
quality of private FM Channels. (Programme fixed point chart
is being revised keeping in tune with audience preferences).
Akashvani Annual Awards
Akashvani Annual Awards were instituted in 1974 with a view
to promote professional excellence and to bring out the best from
the staff working at various radio stations and installations.
Awards are given for outstanding broadcasts in different
disciplines and subject every calendar year. Akashvani Annual
Awards in different categories of Programme Broadcast by
stations of AIR are awarded every year. The Award Presentation
Ceremony for Akashvani Annual Award-2007 was held at Radio
Kashmir, Jammu on 08.04.2007. Public Service Broadcasting and
Gandhian Philosophy Awards are also given to commemorate the
first visit of Mahatma Gandhi to the studio of AIR, Broadcasting
House, and New Delhi on 12thNovember,1947.
Museum of Radio and Television
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India’s first Museum of Radio and Television has been set up
at the Broadcasting House in New Delhi, with the aim of
preserving the broadcasting heritage of the country. Opened in
2001, the Museum houses rare manuscripts of plays broadcast long
ago, different musical instruments used by the maestros
performing in AIR studios, broadcast equipments including
different forms of mikes used in the past and even the antique
radio sets.
AIR Commercial Service
The persistent demand from the urban populace to have an
independent broadcasting station where entertainment was the
order of the day encouraged AIR to launch its exclusive
entertainment service called Vividh Bharati in 1957. The experience
proved a roaring success. Vividh Bharati Service introduced
various entertainment programmes, which established this channel
as the most popular channel amongst the masses throughout the
country. With the result, advertisers of all levels approached VB
Channel to open its services for catering to their requirements so as
to enable them to take their services/products amongst the people
where no other media was available. In view of the flow of
advertisers, Vividh Bharati declared itself as commercial service in
the year 1967 and advertisements were started broadcasting on this
service in a professional manner. As on today, with a massive
network of 40 stations located at all major and commercially
vibrant cities covering around 20 crore of population, it
continuously maintained the pace with all technological
advancements in the field of electronic media and by shifting to FM
Mode at many centers, this channel ensures quality reception on
the receivers in an absolutely disturbance free ambience.
On completion of 50 years of its glorious service in the year 2007,
All India Radio has marked 2007-08 the Golden Jubilee of Vividh
Bharati Service and yearlong celebrations are being planned at
various capital stations as well as other identified stations.
Realising the role of advertising in accelerating the social and
material progress of the country, AIR allowed commercial
advertisements on Primary Channels in the year 1985 on the lines
of Vividh Bharati Commercial Service. Now FM Channels are also
in the forefront. The exercise has brought rich dividends to both
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advertisers and the All India Radio in terms of additional
revenue. The giant network of 188 PC/LRS Stations, 22 FM
Channels & 40 Vividh Bharati Channels across the country is not
only cost effective to the advertisers but also has the potential to
reach far flung areas where no other mass media has succeeded in
making any tangible dent.
A prescribed Code of Conduct governs the programmes as well
as commercials broadcast on AIR. While strictly adhering to the
Broadcast and Commercial Codes and facing budgetary & staff
constraints at almost all the AIR Stations including CBS Centers /
Vividh Bharati Stations /FM Channels, Commercial Wing has been
able to procure business from major corporate clients/advertisers as
well as Government Departments and the PSUs. Some of the
prominent private corporate clients are Hindustan Lever Ltd.,
Dabur (India) Ltd., Hero Honda & the Reliance Group. From the
Government and the Public Sectors, some of our main clients have
been the Ministry of Rural Development, Ministry of Agriculture,
Ministry of Health & FW, Department of Adult Education, Indian
Oil, BSNL, MTNL, NACO, NHAI, SBI, PNB, IRDA, National
Disaster Management Authority & Ministry of Shipping Transport
& Highways.
To face the emerging competition prevailing in the market, the Rate
Card of All India Radio has been revised suitably to make it more
client-friendly as well as competitive. The new rate card has been
made effective from 1-4-2008.
In order to closely monitor the performance of these CBS Centers,
they are required to send monthly statements of revenue earned,
outstanding dues, air-time sold, which are compiled centrally at the
Directorate.
The other vital network, which operates mainly through FM
Transmitters, comes next in providing wider avenues to the
advertisers to tap the semi-urban and rural market for promoting
their interests.
Central Sales Unit at Mumbai and other 15 main CBS Centers
located at Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bhopal,
Kolkata, Chandigarh, Cuttack, Thiruvananthapuram, Jaipur,
Mumbai, Kanpur, Patna, Srinagar and Delhi are looking after the
booking of commercials and its execution covering AIR stations on
the medium wave, short wave and FM Band. All India Radio have
been able to revamp its revenue graph to ever touched height, that
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too,
without
any compromise on quality or quantity,
thus creating a market niche for itself. The working system of CBS
Centers provides advertisers an easy access to all the relevant
information as a result of which commercial service of All India
Radio has been able to carve out a considerable part of ad spends in
the radio broadcasting even in the era when there is stiff
competition in the market on account of various reasons – thus
making it – LABHVANI – in real sense for even a common man.
The overall Gross Revenue of All India Radio generated through
commercials and various other activities has been Rs. 289.21 crores
during the year 2007-08.
2002-03
Rs.132.25 crore
2003-04
Rs.141.04 crore
2004-05
2005-06
Rs.156.67 crore
Rs.268.83 crore
2006-07
Rs.283.65 crore
2007-08
Rs.289.21 crore
MARKETING DIVISION
In an effort to step up in -house marketing, Prasar Bharati
has set up Marketing Divisions in major cities. The first
Marketing Division was established in Mumbai and at
present Marketing Divisions are also functional at New
Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Guwahati,
Kochi & Thiruvananthapuram. Another D ivision at
Jalandhar is also being set up shortl y. The Divisions located
in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai are designated as
Zonal hubs.
Marketing Divisions of Prasar Bharati function as key
flashpoints between the entire media market and the
programmi ng link to ensure that the best market practices
are also taken forward on Radio and Doordarshan in a
progressive manner. The Marketing Division in addition to
its existing responsibilit y of managing the marketing
exercise of the entire channel inventory h as made forays
into the marketing of Public Service initiatives executed by
the channel programming from time to time.
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This
year’s achievements include successful
marketing of different sports events and introducing new
Govt. clients over All India Radio such as Ministry of
Panchayati Raj, Ministry of Minorit y Affairs, Department of
Land Resources, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
Sources, Deptt. Of N.E.Division (Ministry of Home Affairs)
and National Disaster Management Authorit y. With the
continuous and concrete efforts of these divisions, All India
Radio alone has been able to earn record -breaking overall
revenue of Rs.289.21 crores in the Financial Year 2007 -08.
STAFF TRAINING INSTITUTE (PROGRAMME)
History
Staff Training Institute (Programme) was established in 1948 at Delhi as an
attached office of DG, AIR, and New Delhi. It was declared as a
subordinate office with effect from 01.01.1990. Staff Training Institute
(Programme) at Delhi and Bhubaneshwar alongwith five other
Regional Training Institutes (Programme) at Ahmedabad,
Hyderabad, Lucknow, Shillong and Thiruvananthapuram imparts
training to all the programme and Administrative cadres of AIR and
Doordarshan.
ACHIEVEMENTS FROM APRIL 2007 TO MARCH 2008:
Thrust areas for in-house training this year are Sports Programmes,
Managing the Change, Marketing Management, Corporate Work Culture,
Digital Broadcast, Modern presentation techniques, Voice Culture,
Broadcast Management, Innovative Programmes, Programme packaging &
promotion, Interactive and Participatory programmes, Development
programmes and Radio jockeying & TV Anchoring.
By now STI (P) has established itself as a professional trainer for outside
agencies. Our Institute provides Programme Production and Voice Culture
training to IGNOU and Indian Airlines respectively. Besides, professional
attachments are also open to recognised Institutes and Universities teaching
Broadcast Journalism. Specific courses on programme format were
designed for Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad.
Inhouse Courses:
During the year 2007-2008, STI(P) Delhi and STI(P) Bhubaneshwar along
with five Regional Training Institutes at Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Lucknow,
Shillong and Thiruvanthapuram conducted 108 courses – 83 Programme
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courses and 25 Administrative courses and trained 2310 Personnel – 1555
Programmers of AIR and 755 Administrative officials of AIR &
Doordarshan.
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In order to gear up and be prepared professionally to give coverage to
the 2010 Commonwealth Games, STI (P), Delhi conducted the
Workshop on Sports on Radio for Sports Programme Personnel of AIR
& DD from all over India.
Courses were conducted for the students of MCJ of Maulana Azad
National Urdu University, Hyderabad on ‘ Radio Production ’ at
RTI(P), Hyderabad in which 50 were trained in two batches. Likewise
15 students of Journalism & Mass Communication were trained by
RTI(P) Thiruvananthapuram.
Training programmes on a campaign mode are being conducted to
familiarise AIR & DD programme managers and administrative
personnel about the RTI Act.
COORDINATED COURSES:
During the year 20007-08, STI (P), Delhi conducted 8 courses co-ordinated
with Staff Training Institute (Technical), AIR & Doordarshan, Delhi on Hard
Disc Based Recording System, Programme Production Techniques and
Digital Program Library for the programme officers of AIR and trained 120
programme staff of AIR in these specialised fields.
VANI CERTIFICATE COURSES:
VANI (Voice Articulation and Nurturing Initiative) Certificate courses for
newly selected comperes, announcers and presenters are being conducted on
payment basis at various stations of AIR. During the year 2007-08, about
3500 newly selected comperes, announcers and presenters have been trained
in 150 batches at various AIR Station and awarded VANI Certificates.
From this year Vani Certificate Course has been extended to Refresher Course
for existing Casual Announcers and News Readers / News Reader cum
Translators and for Editors and Reporters also. The News Services Division
from this year has also introduced training for Part Time Correspondent. STI
(P)s and RTI(P)s are taking specific interest in training F.M.presenters
through designed workshops on Radio Jockeying.
The handbook ‘VANI’ is proving to be helpful to the participants of Vani
Certificate Course as a supplementary material and have been sold to
participants for earning revenue for Prasar Bharati.
OUTSIDE COURSES:
98
During the year 2007-08 STI (P), Delhi organized 5 workshops for Indian
Airlines and trained 142 Air-hostesses and cabin crew in Voice Culture at RTI
(P), Hyderabad and many more such workshops are in pipeline.
Prasar Bharati has been giving practical training to the students of Post
Graduate Diploma in Radio Prasaran (PGDRP) and Post Graduate Diploma in
Audio Programme Production (PGDAPP) as per MoU signed with IGNOU.
This year 186 students have been given practical training in 13 batches at 8
AIR Stations.
In addition many AIR stations have taken students of Radio Journalism from
Universities for practical training on payment of Rs. 500/- per week.
Revenue earned:
STI (P) during the April, 07 to March, 08 earned net Revenue of Rs
10,542,448 /-(One Crore Five Lakh Forty Two Thousands Four Hundred
& Forty Eight only) from all sources.
STAFF TRAINING INSTITUTE (TECHNICAL)
Staff Training Institute (Tech.) at Delhi caters to the training needs of
engineering personnel Regional training institutes have also been set up at
Bhubaneshwar, Shillong & Mumbai to augment the training facilities.
The institute at Delhi was established in 1948 and has since grown into a
center of excellence for technical training in electronic media. A wellorganised Library and a Computer center with advanced multi-media
equipment are available as part of the institute.
The institute conducts training courses for departmental candidates as well as
for candidates of similar foreign organizations. Workshops at different field
offices are also held. The institute conducts recruitment examination for
direct recruit engineering assistants and also holds departmental competitive
examinations for promotions in the subordinate engineering cadres. The
regional institutes conduct training courses like use of Computerized Hard
Disc Based Recording, Editing & Playback system.
Activities undertaken from April, 07 to March, 08.
(a) During the period April,07 to March,08, 33 number of courses were
conducted at
STI(T) Delhi and 1201 number of trainees attended the
course. At RSTI (T) Bhubaneshwar 21 courses were conducted and 606
trainees attended the courses.
(b) Special Course:
During this period, following courses other than scheduled during 2007-08
were also conducted.
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1. Refresher course for SC/ST Senior Engineering Assistants was
conducted from 21st May,07 to 8th June,07 and 12 persons attended the
course.
2. A training course on 20 KW FM Broadcast Transmitter (Nautel make)
was conducted which was attended by 22 persons.
3. Basic course for Sr. Technician & Technicians was arranged at AIR Leh
which was attended by 15 technicians.
4. Helpers Course was conducted at DTI-Lucknow.
(c) Special Programs:


1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
A special DRM Show Case Project in association with ABU and DRM
Consortium was organised. This included workshop on DRM System
Implementation Aspects with field trials. 48 persons attended the course.
International participants from various countries attended the
"Workshop on DRM Systems & Implementation Aspects" as detailed
below:
No. of Participants
Papua New Guinea
2
Japan
7
Singapur
2
Kuwait
2
Brunei
1
Hongkong
1
Iran
3
A Total of 18 international participants attended the showcase
project/workshop.

Two participants from MBC Mauritius attended the course on
"Modern Trends in Broadcasting" alongwith AIR & DD staff
arranged by STI(T) Delhi.

Summer Training for Diploma/Degree Engg. Students for four/six
weeks was conducted by STI(T), Delhi and this was attended by
total 83 Students of engineering.
100
GROWTH OF AIR NETWORK SINCE INDEPENDENCE
As on 30.05.2008
Five Year
Plan
AS ON
NO OF CENTRES
Broadca
sti-ng
centres
Auxiliary/
Recordin
g centres
NUMBER OF
TRANSMITTERS
COVERAGE
TOT
AL
%
Area
%
Populat
ion
12
18
2.50
11.00
MW
SW
6
FM
15.08.47
6*
01.04.51
25
1
29
17
46
12.00
20.00
End of I (51-56)
31.03.56
26
2
29
17
46
31.00
46.00
End of II (56-61)
31.03.61
30
4 **
33
26
59
37.00
55.00
End of III(61-66)
31.03.66
54
2
82
28
110
52.00
70.00
End of IV(69-74)
31.03.74
71
4
108
32
140
67.50
80.30
End of V (74-78)
31.03.78
84
2
124
32
1
157
77.63
89.35
End of VI (80-85)
31.03.85
88
2
128
35
4
167
79.78
90.27
End of VII (85-90)
31.03.90
100
2
137
41
8
186
83.78
94.96
End of VIII(92-97)
31.03.97
187
1
147
52
98
297
90.00
97.30
End of IX (97-02)
31.03.02
208
149
55
130
334
89.66
98.84
Tenth Plan(02-07)
31.03.07
225
146
54
158
361
91.78
99.14
30.5.2008
231
148
54
171
373
91.79
99.14
LEGEND :
*
Five more B'casting centres were taken over subsequently from the princely
states of Hyderabad , Aurangabad, Mysore, Trivandrum and Baroda .
**
Shillong and Chandigarh converted to Broadcasting Centres.
101
GROWTH OF RADIO AUDIENCE
(Percent of Radio Listenership)
Year
Rural
Urban
Total
1997-98
49
46
47
1998-1999
56
44
50
2000-2001
52
49
51
2001-2002
53
48
51
2002-2003
58
48
53
2003-2004
55
53
2004-2005
58
53
2005-2006
52
60
56
2006-2007
55
50
52
54
56
Percentage
Groth of Radio Audience
200
100
47
50
51
51
53
54
56
56
52
46
44
49
48
48
53
53
60
50
49
56
52
53
58
55
58
52
55
0
Years
Rural
Urban
102
Total
ALL INDIA RADIO
Facts at a Glance as on 30.5.2008
1.
a)
Broadcasting Centres
(231)
Full-fledged Stations
i)
Local Radio Stations
85
ii)
Regional Stations
115
200
b)
Relay Centres
23
c)
Exclusive VB Centres
3C
d)
Community Radio Stations
5
Total: 231
1D
e)
Recording Studio
f)
Transmitting Centres for External services
11 E
g)
VB centres including Exclusive centres
39
2.
Number of Transmitters:
(373)
a)
Medium Wave
148
b)
Short Wave
54
c)
FM
171
373
3.
Broadcast Coverage
By Area (%)
By Population (%)
By Primary Grade Signal (MW + FM) 91.79%
99.14%
By FM Signal Only
24.55%
35.76%
By MW Signal only
90.52%
98.38%
4.
Captive Earth Stations
32
5.
Studios
211
……………………………………………………………………………………………………
LEGEND
C.
Chandigarh, Kanpur and Vadodra
D.
Bhubaneshwar
E
Delhi (Khampur), Aligarh, Kolkata (Chinsurah), Jalandhar, Mumbai,
Bangalore, Chennai, Guwahati, Gorakhpur, Tuticorin and Panaji
103
EXISTING A.I.R. STATIONS
TOTAL STATIONS- 231
TOTAL TRANSMITTERS-373
Sl No.
STATIONS
CATEGORY
TRANSMITTER
ANDHRA PRADESH [13]
1
ADILABAD
LRS
1 kW MW
2
ANANTAPUR
LRS
6 KW FM
3
CUDDAPAH (Kadapa)
REGIONAL
100 KW MW
4
HYDERABAD
REGIONAL
200 kW MW
20 KW MW
6 KW FM VB
5 KW FM, RAINBOW
50 KW SW
5
KOTHAGUDAM
REGIONAL
6 KW FM
6
KURNOOL
LRS
6 KW FM
7
MERKAPURAM (Markapur)
LRS
6 KW FM
8
NIZAMABAD
LRS
6 KW FM
9
TIRUPATHI
LRS
10 KW FM
3 KW FM
10
VIJAYAWADA
REGIONAL
100 KW MW
1 kW MW VB
1 KW FM (Int. set up )
11
VISHAKHAPATNAM
REGIONAL
100 KW MW
10 KW FM , RAINBOW
12
WARANGAL
LRS
10 KW FM
13
MACHERLA
LRS
3 KW FM
104
ARUNANCHAL PRADESH [5]
14
ITANAGAR
REGIONAL
100 KW MW
50 KW SW
10 KW FM
15
PASSIGHAT
REGIONAL
10 KW MW
16
TAWANG
REGIONAL
10 KW MW
17
TEZU
REGIONAL
10 KW MW
18
ZIRO
LRS
1 KW MW
ASSAM [10]
19
DHUBRI
RELAY
6 KW FM
20
DIBRUGARH
REGIONAL
300 KW MW
21
DIPHU
LRS
1 kW MW
22
GUWAHATI
REGIONAL
100 KW MW
10 KW MW
10 KW FM VB
50 KW SW REG.SERV.
50 KW SW
23
HAFLONG
LRS
6 KW FM
24
JORHAT
LRS
10 KW FM
25
KOKRAJHAR
REGIONAL
20 kW MW
26
NOWGONG
LRS
6 KW FM
27
SILCHAR
REGIONAL
20 KW MW
28
TEZPUR
REGIONAL
20 kW MW
BIHAR [6]
29
BHAGALPUR
REGIONAL
20 kW MW
30
DARBHANGA
REGIONAL
20 KW MW
31
PATNA
REGIONAL
100 KW MW
105
6 KW FM VB
32
PURNEA
LRS
6 KW FM
33
SASARAM
LRS
6 KW FM
34
AURANGABAD
LPT RELAY
100 W FM
CHATTISGARH [6]
35
AMBIKAPUR
REGIONAL
20 kW MW
36
BILASPUR
LRS
6 KW FM
37
JAGDALPUR
REGIONAL
100 KW MW
38
RAIGARH
LRS
6 KW FM
39
RAIPUR
REGIONAL
100 KW MW
1 kW FM (Int set up)
40
SARAIPALLI
LRS
1 KW FM
REGIONAL
200 KW MW 'A'
DELHI
41
DELHI [1]
100 KW MW 'B'
20 kW MW 'C' VB
10 kW MW 'D' (Yuv Vani)
10 KW FM (RAINBOW)
5 KW FM (GOLD)
20 kW MW NC
50 KW SW EXT. SERV.
50 KW SW EXT. SERV.
50 KW SW EXT. SERV.
50 KW SW EXT. SERV.
50 KW SW EXT. SERV.
50 KW SW EXT. SERV.
100 KW SW EXT. SERV.
106
100 KW SW EXT. SERV.
250 KW SW EXT. SERV.
250 KW SW EXT. SERV.
250 KW SW EXT. SERV.
250 KW SW EXT. SERV.
250 KW SW EXT. SERV.
250 KW SW EXT. SERV.
250 KW SW EXT. SERV.
GOA [1]
42
PANAJI
REGIONAL
100 KW MW
20 kW MW VB
6 KW FM ,RAINBOW
250 KW SW EXT. SERV.
250 KW SW EXT. SERV.
GUJARAT [8]
43
AHMEDABAD
REGIONAL
200 KW MW
10 KW FM VB
44
AHWA
REGIONAL
1 kW MW
45
BHUJ
REGIONAL
20 kW MW
46
GODHRA
LRS
6 KW FM
47
RAJKOT
REGIONAL
300 KW MW
10 KW FM VB
1000 kW MW EXT. SERV.
48
SURAT
LRS
6 KW FM, VB
49
VADODRA
VB EXCL.
10 KW FM
50
HIMMATNAGAR
LRS
1 kW MW
107
HARYANA [3]
51
HISSAR
LRS
6 KW FM
52
KURUKSHETRA
LRS
6 KW FM
53
ROHTAK
REGIONAL
20 kW MW
1 kW FM (Int. set up)
HIMANCHAL PRADESH [6]
54
DHARMSHALA
REGIONAL
10 KW FM
55
HAMIRPUR
LRS
6 KW FM
56
KASAULI
RELAY
10 KW FM
57
KINNAUR(KALPA)
RELAY
1 kW MW
58
KULLU
RELAY
6 KW FM
59
SHIMLA
REGIONAL
100 KW MW
50 KW SW
1 kW FM (Int. set up)
JAMMU & KASHMIR [15]
60
Coverage: Area48.05% Population 99.50%
JAMMU
REGIONAL
300 KW MW
3 KW FM YUV VANI
10 KW FM VB
50 KW SW
61
KARGIL
REGIONAL
1 kW MW
200 kW MW
62
KATHUA
LRS
10 KW FM
63
LEH
REGIONAL
20 KW MW
10 KW SW
108
100 Watt FM
64
POONCH
LRS
6 KW FM
65
SRINAGAR
REGIONAL
300 KW MW
10 KW MW YUV VANI
10 KW FM VB
50 KW SW
66
BHADARWAH
REGIONAL
6 KW FM
67
KUPWARA
RELAY
20 kW MW
68
KHALSI
RELAY
1 kW MW
69
NAUSHERA
RELAY
20 KW MW
70
RAJOURI
RELAY
10 KW FM
71
DRASS
RELAY
1 KW MW
72
TIESURU
RELAY
1 KW MW
73
NYOMA
RELAY
1 kW MW
74
DISKIT
RELAY
1 KW MW
JHARKHAND [5}
75
CHAIBASA
LRS
6 KW FM
76
DALTONGANJ
LRS
10 KW FM
77
HAJARIBAGH
LRS
6 KW FM
78
JAMSHEDPUR
REGIONAL
1 kW MW
6 KW FM VB
79
RANCHI
REGIONAL
100 KW MW
6 KW FM VB
50KW SW
KARNATAKA [14]
80
BANGALORE (Banguluru)
REGIONAL
200 KW MW
10 KW FM VB
109
10 KW FM, RAINBOW
500 KW SW EXT. SERV.
500 KW SW EXT. SERV.
500 KW SW EXT. SERV.
500 KW SW EXT. SERV.
500 KW SW EXT. SERV.
500 KW SW EXT. SERV.&
VB
81
BHADRAWATI
REGIONAL
20 kW MW
82
BELLARY
REGIONAL
1 KW FM (INT SET UP)
83
BIJAPUR
LRS
6 KW FM
84
CHITRADURG
LRS
6 KW FM
85
DHARWAD
REGIONAL
200 KW MW
10 kW FM VB
86
GULBARGA
REGIONAL
20 kW MW
1 KW FM (INT SET UP)
87
HASSAN
REGIONAL
6 KW FM
88
HOSPET
LRS
10 KW FM
89
KARWAR
LRS
3 KW FM
90
MANGALORE/UDIPI
REGIONAL
20 kW MW
10 kW FM
91
MERCARA (Madikeri)
REGIONAL
6 KW FM
92
MYSORE
REGIONAL
10 kW FM
93
RAICHUR
LRS
6 KW FM
KERALA [8]
94
ALLEPPY (Alappuzha)
RELAY
200 KW MW
95
CALICUT (Kozhikode)
REGIONAL
100 KW MW
10 kW FM (VB)
110
96
CANNANOR (Kannur)
REGIONAL
6 KW FM
97
COCHIN (Kochi)
LRS
6 KW FM
10 KW FM VB
98
IDUKKI (DEVIKULAM)
REGIONAL
6 KW FM
99
TRICHUR (Thrissur)
REGIONAL
100 KW MW
100
TRIVANDRUM
REGIONAL
20 KW MW
10 KW FM VB
50KW SW
101
MANJERI
LRS
3 KW FM, RAINBOW
MADHYA PRADESH [16]
102
BALAGHAT
LRS
6 KW FM
103
BETUL
LRS
6 KW FM
104
BHOPAL
REGIONAL
10 KW MW
6 KW FM VB
50 KW SW
105
CHHATARPUR
REGIONAL
20 kW MW
106
CHHINDWARA
LRS
6 KW FM
107
GUNA
LRS
6 KW FM
108
GWALIOR
REGIONAL
20 kW MW
109
INDORE
REGIONAL
200 KW MW
6 KW FM VB
110
JABALPUR
REGIONAL
200 KW MW
10 KW FM VB
111
KHANDWA
LRS
6 KW FM
112
REWA
REGIONAL
20 kW MW
113
SAGAR
LRS
6 KW FM
114
SHAHDOL
REGIONAL
6 KW FM
115
SHIVPURI
REGIONAL
6 KW FM
111
116
MANDLA
LRS
1 KW FM
117
RAJGARH
LRS
3 KW FM
MAHARASHTRA [20]
118
AHMEDNAGAR
LRS
6 KW FM
119
AKOLA
LRS
6 KW FM
120
AURANGABAD
REGIONAL
1 kW MW
1 kW FM (Int. set up)
121
BEED
LRS
6 KW FM
122
CHANDRAPUR
LRS
6 KW FM
123
DHULE
LRS
6 KW FM
124
JALGAON
REGIONAL
20 kW MW
125
KOLHAPUR
REGIONAL
6 KW FM
126
MUMBAI
REGIONAL
100 KW MW 'A'
100 KW MW 'B'
50 KW MW VB
10 KW FM (RAINBOW)
10 kW FM (GOLD)
100 KW SW
50 KW SW
127
NAGPUR
REGIONAL
300 KW MW
6 KW FM VB
1000 kW MW NC
128
NANDED
LRS
6 KW FM
129
NASIK
LRS
6 KW FM
130
OSMANABAD
LRS
6 KW FM
131
PARBHANI
REGIONAL
20 kW MW
132
PUNE
REGIONAL
100 KW MW
6 KW FM VB
112
133
RATNAGIRI
REGIONAL
20 kW MW
134
SANGLI
REGIONAL
20 kW MW
135
SATARA
LRS
6 KW FM
136
SOLAPUR
LRS
1 kW MW
137
YEOTMAL
LRS
6 KW FM
REGIONAL
300 KW MW
MANIPUR [1]
138
IMPHAL
50 KW SW
10 kW FM
MEGHALAYA [5]
139
JOWAI
LRS
6 KW FM
140
NONGSTOIN
CRS
1 kW MW
141
SHILLONG
REGIONAL
100 KW MW,
50 KW SW NE INTEG.
10 KW FM, RAINBOW
142
TURA
REGIONAL
20 kW MW
143
WILLIAMNAGAR
CRS
1 kW MW
REGIONAL
20 kW MW
MIZORAM [3]
144
AIJAWL
10 KW SW
6 KW FM
145
LUNGLEH
REGIONAL
6 KW FM
SAIHA
CRS
1 kW MW
REGIONAL
100 KW MW
146
NAGALAND [4]
147
KOHIMA
1 KW FM [Interim set up]
113
50 KW SW
148
MOKOKCHUNG
LRS
6 KW FM
149
MON
CRS
1 kW MW
150
TUENSANG
CRS
1 kW MW
ORISSA [13]
151
BARIPADA
LRS
5 KW FM
152
BERHAMPUR
LRS
6 KW FM
153
BHAWANIPATNA
REGIONAL
200 KW MW
154
BOLANGIR
LRS
6 KW FM
155
CUTTACK
REGIONAL
300 KW MW
1 kW MW VB
6 KW FM ,RAINBOW
156
JEYPORE
REGIONAL
100 KW MW
50 KW SW
157
JORANDA
LRS
1 kW MW
158
KEONJHAR
LRS
1 kW MW
159
PURI
LRS
3 KW FM
160
ROURKELA
LRS
6 KW FM
161
SAMBALPUR
REGIONAL
100 KW MW
162
DEOGARH
LPT RELAY
100 W FM
163
SORO
LRS
1 KW MW
PUNJAB [3]
164
BHATINDA
LRS
6 KW FM
165
JALLANDHAR
REGIONAL
300 KW MW
200 KW MW
1 kW MW VB
114
10 KW FM, RAINBOW
166
PATIALA
LRS
6 KW FM
RAJASTHAN [17]
167
AJMER
RELAY
200 KW MW
168
ALWAR
LRS
6 KW FM
169
BANSWARA
LRS
6 KW FM
170
BARMER
REGIONAL
20 kW MW
171
BIKANER
REGIONAL
20 kW MW
172
CHITTORGARH
LRS
6 KW FM
173
CHURU
REGIONAL
6 KW FM
174
JAIPUR
REGIONAL
1 kW MW
6 KW FM Tr. VB
50 KW SW
175
JAISALMER
REGIONAL
10 KW FM
176
JHALAWAR
LRS
6 KW FM
177
JODHPUR
REGIONAL
300 KW MW
6 KW FM VB
178
KOTA
LRS
20 kW MW
179
MOUNT ABU
REGIONAL
6 KW FM
180
NAGAUR
LRS
6 KW FM
181
SAWAI MADHOPUR
LRS
6 KW FM
182
SURATGARH
REGIONAL
300 KW MW
183
UDAIPUR
REGIONAL
20 kW MW
1 kW FM (Int. set up)
SIKKIM [1 ]
184
GANGTOK
REGIONAL
20 kW MW
10 KW SW
115
TAMILNADU [11]
185
CHENNAI
REGIONAL
200 KW MW 'A'
20 KW MW 'B'
20 kW MW VB
20 KW FM,(RAINBOW)
20 KW FM ,(GOLD)
50 KW SW
100 KW SW VB SYNC.
186
COIMBATORE
REGIONAL
20 kW MW
10 KW FM VB
187
KODAIKANAL
REGIONAL
10 KW FM
188
MADURAI
REGIONAL
20 kW MW
1 kW FM (Int. set up)
189
NAGARCOIL
LRS
10 KW FM
190
OOTTACAMUND
REGIONAL
1 kW MW
191
TIRUCHIRAPALLI
REGIONAL
100 KW MW
10 KW FM VB
192
TIRUNELVELI
REGIONAL
20 KW MW
193
TUTICORIN
REGIONAL
200 KW MW EXT. SERV.
194
DHARMAPURI
LRS
10 KW FM TR.
195
SALEM (YERCAUD)
LPT RELAY
100 W FM
REGIONAL
20 kW MW
TRIPURA [3]
196
AGARTALA
10 kW FM
197
BELONIA
LRS
6 KW FM
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KAILASHAHAR
LRS
6 KW FM
UNION TERRITORIES
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CHANDIGARH [1]
VB EXCL.
6 KW FM
Coverage: Area-99.00% Population -99.00%
DAMAN & DIU
DAMAN [1]
LRS
3 KW FM
REGIONAL
20 kW MW
200
PONDICHERRY [2]
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PONDICHERRY
5 KW FM (Int set up)
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KARAIKAL
LRS
6 KW FM
REGIONAL
1 kW MW
REGIONAL
100 kW MW
L & M ISLANDS [1]
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KAVARATTI
A & N ISLAND [1]
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PORT BLAIR A&N
10 KW SW
10 kW FM
UTTAR PRADESH [14]
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AGRA
REGIONAL
20 kW MW
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ALIGARH
RELAY
6 KW FM, RAINBOW
250 KW SW EXT. SERV.
250 KW SW EXT. SERV.
250 KW SW EXT. SERV.
250 KW SW EXT. SERV.
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ALLAHABAD
REGIONAL
20 kW MW
10 KW FM VB
208
BAREILLY
LRS
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6 KW FM
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FAIZABAD
LRS
6 KW FM
210
GORAKHPUR
REGIONAL
100 KW MW
50 KW SW EXT. SERV.
1 kW FM (Int. set up)
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JHANSI
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KANPUR
6 KW FM
VB EXCL.
1 kW MW
1 kW FM (Int. set up)
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LUCKNOW
REGIONAL
300 KW MW
10 kW MW VB
10 KW FM,Rainbow
50 KW SW
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MATHURA
REGIONAL
1 kW MW
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NAJIBABAD
REGIONAL
100 KW MW
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OBRA
REGIONAL
6 KW FM
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RAMPUR
REGIONAL
20 kW MW
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VARANASI
REGIONAL
100 KW MW
1 kW MW VB
1 kW FM (Int set up)
UTTARANCHAL [6]
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ALMORA
REGIONAL
1 kW MW
220
GOPESHWAR(CHAMOLI)
REGIONAL
1 kW MW
221
MUSSOORIE
RELAY
10 KW FM, RAINBOW
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PAURI
REGIONAL
1 kW MW
223
PITHORAGARH
RELAY
1 kW MW
224
UTTARKASHI
RELAY
1 kW MW
RELAY
6 KW FM RELAY
WEST BENGAL [7]
225
ASANSOLE
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226
KOLKATA
REGIONAL
200 KW MW 'A'
100 KW MW 'B'
20 kW MW VB
10 KW FM Tr.,(GOLD)
10 KW FM,(Rainbow)
50 KW SW
1000 kW MW EXT. SERV.
(Chinsurah)
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KURSEONG
REGIONAL
50 KW SW
1 kW MW REG. SERV.
5 KW FM , RAINBOW
228
MURSHIDABAD
LRS
6 KW FM
229
SHANTINIKETAN
LRS
3 KW FM
230
SILIGURI
REGIONAL
200 KW MW
10 KW FM VB
231
DARJEELING
LPT RELAY
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100 W FM
Chapter -IV
DOORDARSHAN
DD 1-NATIONAL
DD1-National, also known as DD1, comprises of three-tier service viz. National
Programme, Regional Programme and Local Programme and the programmes are
carried on time-sharing basis. Supported by 1403 transmitters of varying capacities,
DD National is the most widely reached television Channel in India.
The main face of public service broadcasting, DD National blends a healthy mix of
entertainment, information, education and agriculture (narrowcast). The service is
available in terrestrial as well as satellite mode. DD national is available in the
terrestrial mode from 5.30 hrs in the morning to 5 minutes past midnight. National
programmes are telecast for duration of 9 and 1/2 hrs. while 8 hrs. of time is devoted to
regional programmes telecast in the morning and in the afternoon to evening window.
Telecast timings are so devised that most of the educational programmes are aired
during morning hours, family oriented programmes in the afternoon and prime time
entertainment programmes including serials and feature films in the evening. Major
sports events like ODI, Olympics, Asian Games, Afro-Asian Games and National
Games are covered on the channel. These programmes including National Programme
of Music and Dance are the major attraction on DD National.
Live Programme
All major national events like assumption of office by President and Vice-President of
India, Republic Day Parade, Independence Day Celebrations, National Award
Presentation Ceremonies, President and Prime Minister's Address to the Nation,
Important Presentation, Question Hour in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha,
Presidents and Prime Minister's Visit Abroad and Foreign Dignitary's Functions in
India are covered live on DD National. Sports events like Olympics, Asian Games,
Cricket Tests and ODI involving India and other important sporting encounters are also
telecast live on DD National.
Programme Components and Sources
The educational component is drawn from the contributions from various sources such
as the Indira Gandhi Open University (IGNOU), the University Grants Commission
(UGC), the Central Institute of Educational Technology (CIET), NCERT and the State
Institutes of Educational Technology (SIET).
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The information component on DD National consists of news largely produced
in-house. The 8.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Samachar/ News, is the most watched news
bulletins in the country, both in single channel homes and multiple channels cable and
satellite homes.
The entertainment component comprises mainly mid-day soaps, evening serials,
feature film, film based programmes and sports.
Special Programming
Assessing professional competition in a multi-channel scenario, it has become
imperative on the part of Doordarshan that Doordarshan has to refurbish its
programming content and values so that its presence is felt among the viewing public.
Keeping this point in view Doordarshan has taken several initiatives to induce fresh
thinking in programming. Traditional OBs were re-positioned and re-planned and DDK
Delhi embarked upon special programmes targeted towards all sections of the society.
These programmes have been oriented in such a manner that they have taken a shape of
weekly programme on burning issues affecting day-to- day life of common people.
The programmes have been designed in such a manner that they put up the matters to
viewers in the forms of discussion and interactions and the programmes are telecast on
DD1 national, Regional and other channels of Doordarshan like DD Bharati. These
programmes include bytes of National Experts.
The programme 'Aapki Baithak' is one in this category. The programme is conceived
as an independent contribution of DDK Delhi in the area of Current Affairs on DD1.
This is a half-an-hour programme telecast at 7.30 p.m. every Saturday and has several
segments of scripted and edited visual capsules presenting the subjects under discussion
in perspective and also bytes and comments of a cross sections of people. This
programme seeks to bring the subject-matter to the viewers in partnership with
politicians and political parties. Other programmes are Mega Shows, 'Indian Television
and Public Responsibility', 'Mera Gaon Mera Rozgar', 'Chak Diya India', 'Relevance of
Public Service Broadcasting Day' etc
The Mega Shows were:
i) 1857: 150 Years of the First War of Independence as live telecast from the
Ramparts of the Red Fort- an eight camera live presentation.
ii) President's Swearing in Ceremony: Oath Ceremony and Address to Members of
Parliament by the First Woman President of India- a 28 camera production, the
biggest ever in India.
iii) Independence Day Special: Prime Minister's Traditional Flag Hoisting from the
Ramparts of the Red Fort on the Independence Day.
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All these programmes were initiated from studio - a new focus in presentation giving
a value addition to the content and a new perspective. For better understanding the
subject in-depth analysis was given.
The programme 'Friday Fever' on TRPS and Marketing of TV programmes was telecast
live on Friday, the 14th March, 2008 between 6.30 p.m. and 8.00 p.m. A galaxy of
channel heads including CEOs of Rating Agencies, senior professionals from the fields
of content generation, advertising, marketing, media and film participated in the debate.
This was the free and frank live show which received much appreciation and several
participants have requested to supply a DVD of this programme.
In the programme 'Indian Television and Public Responsibility' DDK Delhi invited
Heads of Satellite Channels, Senior Editors of National News papers to debate on vital
subject as Indian Television and Public responsibility on the occasion of anniversary of
Doordarshan. This was the first time when Doordarshan offered its platform to the high
and mighty of the media to talk on self-regulation. This effort was highly appreciated
as one step further in Doordarshan's service to the public.
The programme 'Mera Gaon Mera Rozgar' brought a gamut of important issues in
current affairs on the platform of DD1 much to the delight of the viewing public.
Further more, initiative was taken to bring the first Minister as Mantri Hazir Hai, Dr.
Raghuvansh Prasad Singh, face to face with the farming community from different
parts of the country by giving live for 90 minutes on a hot switch with six State
Capitals. This was a debate on important issue such as Rural Employment.
The programme 'Chak Diya India' was a quick response to the great victory of India in
the first 20-20 World Cup Cricket in South Africa. DDK Delhi rose to the occasion by
inviting several experts from the field of sports and had a lively one hour discussion on
India's sporting profile with particular reference to the great performance by our cricket
team. This programme also highlighted the importance needed to be given to sporting
events in the areas of Football, Hockey, Shooting etc. Some 60 Athletes, Sports
Journalists and Sports Fans gathered in the studio of DDK Delhi for this interesting
debate.
The programme 'Relevance of Public Service Broadcasting Day' brought top television
personalities from different channels , editors of newspapers, anchors, contentproviders and journalists on Doordarshan's platform to debate on the need or otherwise
of a public service in the electronic media. The programme surprisingly brought
accolades for Doordarshan's contribution in this field, which is unparalleled and
without a commercial angle to it. CEO, Prasar Bharati had set the tone for this frank
debate with his focused and lucid opening remarks that Doordarshan was not shy of any
self-criticism but was ready to take the change towards the goals set for it.
Tiger Project - 'Sulagata Brahamand' (Global warming), Education, Gold Aur
Hallmark, Problem of Water, Environment, Issues of Women, etc. were the main
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subjects covered in special programming. These programmes have been produced in
very effective manner and after telecast; these programmes are being discussed in
families.
Interactive programme with Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, a Nobel laureate on global warming
was an indicator of changing scenario of climatic changes.
An interview with India's first Astronaut Squadron Leader Shri Rakesh Sharma was an
inspiring programme for young generation.
In-house programme 'Aaj Savere' telecast at 8.00 am to 8.30 am brings a versatile mix
of eminent writers, poets, musicians, academicians and people from various walks of
life - face to face with the viewers.
Feature Films on Doordarshan
Feature Films are high revenue generating entertaining property of Prasar Bharati. The
gross revenue earned from the telecast of five Hindi feature films on Doordarshan's
National Network is more than two crores per week. To make the telecast more
attractive and better in terms of packaging and marketing Doordarshan has branded the
feature films slot as "Friday Houseful" to show latest blockbusters, " Saturday jubilee"
to show super hit popular films, "Retrospective" to show films of eminent film
makers/artists on Sundays, "Bioscope" to show old popular films in serialized manner
from Monday to Wednesday. "Umrao Jaan", "Bheja Fry", 'Naya Daur', "Gangster",
"Black", "Parineeta"etc. were among popular films recently shown on Doordarshan in
various categories mentioned above. Films featuring Rekha, Sanjeev Kumar, Madhuri
Dixit, Sharmila Tagore were shown on Retrospective slot on National Network.
National Awarded Regional Films
Adhering to its commitment as a Public Broadcaster for promoting quality cinema,
Doordarshan telecasts two national award winning regional films every month. The
Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus) and the Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus) award winning films
are telecast on 2nd and 4th Sunday at 11.30 p.m. "Bagh-Punjabi" is one of the recent
national award winning films which was shown during the year.
New Film Guidelines 2007: New Film Guidelines 2007 have been introduced under
which the Films will be procured centrally by Film Section for telecast on all the
channels of Doordarshan under royalty category.
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DD NEWS
News and Current Affairs programming forms an important component of the channel
mix for a Public Service Broadcaster. For the last four years since its launch in 2003,
Doordarshan News channel has been fulfilling this role with a commitment to present
news and current affairs with precision and speed but away from sensationalism and
match with the competition. The 24 hours news channel has been disseminating news,
information and the programmes and policies of the Government, highlighting the
objectives of governance and development. The channel has striven to provide viewers
a balanced and objective coverage of day-to-day news and developments. The
bilingual channel in Hindi and English in its programming mix has been covering a
wide canvas of issues dealing with politics, business, sports, international news events,
parliament proceedings, health issues and science & technology.
DD News is the only channel that reaches the non-cable, non-satellite homes which
account for the major portion of the population. It is also the news channel with the
largest reach in the country and has been consistently the market leader in all homes
category.
In a bid to enhance its presentation, DD News has undertaken a revamp in the look and
feel of the channel. The channel logo, graphics, sets, chroma backdrop and colour were
given a new slick and bold look during the year, as also the bottom scrolls of the
channel.
The twenty-four Regional News Units (RNUs) in the State capitals play an important
role in feeding the news channel with the daily developments and contribute
significantly to the overall coverage of news events across the nation. The DD News
channel extensively uses visual coverage, live inputs from reporters and news capsules
from these centers. 'Metro Scan', 'State Scan' and 'Samachar Rajyon Se' are the regional
windows which showcase the developments from States on the Doordarshan News
channel.
All together the 24 RNUs telecast 87 bulletins per day in nineteen different languages.
The duration of Kokborok bulletin from Agartala was increased from 5 minutes to 7
minutes 30 seconds and a five minutes daily bulletin in Mizo was started from Aizawl.
A five minute bulletin was also added in RNU Ahmedabad. DD News is engaged in
further strengthening its RNUs especially in the North-East.
DD News has a network of young and motivated anchors and reporters in Delhi. RNUs
hire stringers who reach out to every district of the country. Moving ahead
technologically, stringers have been enabled to transmit visuals from the district level
through an internet based protocol. This is a cost effective and quick method of getting
visuals from far flung areas.
The popularity and the trust reposed on the channel can be gauged by the results of a
global survey conducted for BBC world service by the international polling firms
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Globescan Incorporated and Synovate. In a survey of 11,344 people across 14
countries, Indians were more positive about the accuracy and honesty of government or
publicly funded news organization in reporting than any other in the world. Fifty-seven
per cent of Indians gave a good performance rating to public news organizations in the
BBC survey, compared with a 39 per cent average globally. The survey was conducted
in October/ November 2007 in Brazil, Egypt, Germany, Great Britain, India, Kenya,
Mexico, Nigeria, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, UAE, USA and Venezuela.
The 24 Hour news wheel on an average week day generates 16 hours of live bulletins in
Hindi and English. In terms of number of bulletins the channel carries 32 live bulletins
of which 17 originate in Hindi and 13 are in English. DD National channel's two
bulletins of fifteen Minutes duration in Hindi and English are generated in the morning
and evening by the Delhi News room.
The channel has a thirty minutes bulletin "Urdu Khabarein" in the morning to reach the
Urdu speaking population of the country. One more Urdu bulletin of thirty minutes
duration is originated from the Delhi Newsroom during evening prime time which is
telecast by DD Urdu. A five Minutes live Sanskrit bulletin is telecast in the morning by
the channel while News for the Hearing Impaired is telecast every Sunday.
On a week day, one hour programming of current affairs generated in-house is telecast
on the channel during the prime time. Hot topics of the day, social issues and major
government policy announcements figured in the panel discussion with eminent guests
in programmes like 'Charcha Mein' and 'Amne Samne'. The duration of the current
affairs programming increased in the week end with weekly wrap-up shows like 'Prime
Meridian' and 'Jayeza' dealing with International affairs, 'Cinema Is Hafte' etc. A one
hour live interactive show with the viewers giving health tips and advice by Doctors
"Total Health" is telecast on Sundays.
The current affairs programming also includes shows focusing on communal harmony,
defence and security related issues, rural development issues, Right to Information etc..
Special emphasis was also given to track the development stories and put it across to
the viewers on a regular basis. To mark the centenary of Satyagraha special promos
were beamed on the channel highlighting the messages of Mahatma Gandhi. To mark
the sixty years of independence the channel ran special programmes covering the gamut
of India @ 60 in the spheres of democracy, economy, development and foreign policy.
With business and economy grabbing headlines in the world of news, the channel
telecasts two bulletins of thirty minutes duration giving the latest news from the world
of commerce. The mid-day business bulletin is generated in-house from the business
capital Mumbai while the evening business wrap is made by the business bureau in
Delhi. Special programmes and live coverage were done for the Union and Rail
Budgets.
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Keeping in mind the interests of the investors at bourses, the stocks, metal and
commodity indices are carried throughout the day on a bottom scroll in an automated
delivery mode accessing information from the NSE, BSE, MCX and NCDEX. 'Vyapar
Is Hafte' an interactive phone- in programme over the weekend offers a viewer some
tips on investments in the stock market.
Sports programming also forms an important component of the Doordarshan News
channel with three dedicated shows of thirty minutes each on week days. Special
cricket programming "Mission World Cup" was mounted for covering the world cup
cricket at the Caribbean. India's victory at the Twenty-20 World Cup in South Africa
was also covered extensively on the channel from match reviews to the live coverage of
the grand welcome of the triumphant team in Mumbai. Coverages of football and
hockey tournaments of national and international levels have also been a regular feature
of the sports coverage of the channel. To make the channel interactive an SMS based
polls were conducted during the cricket programming for the World Cup which found
enthusiastic response.
Coverage of state assembly election also occupied a place of importance in the channel
programming in 2007. DD News carried out extensive programming to cover the
Assembly polls in Uttrakhand, Punjab, Goa, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and Himachal
Pradesh. Election special "Janadesh" took the viewers through the campaign phase to
the poll results with inputs from the reporters tracking the campaign trail.
DD News also produced several interactive programmes, including phone-in
programmes and SMS contests which generated immense response from viewers
countrywide. New Year news programming including 'News Round Up' and 'News Top
10' proved to be very popular with viewers.
DD News channel exclusively handles Address to the Nation by Hon'ble President and
Prime Minister. Special bulletins are made in Hindi and English on the proceedings of
the Parliament when the House is in session. The channel covered the foreign tours of
the President and the Prime Minister and also the visits of the foreign dignitaries like
President Vladimir Putin of Russia, French President Sarkozy and German Chancellor
Angela Merkel, besides the SAARC summit.
Doordarshan News has also a news website ddinews.gov.in wherein the browsers can
access to the latest news updates. The website also offers live Doordarshan News
bulletins on the net and has registered good response from within and outside the
country.
DD News channel handles commercial and promotional packaging for round the clock
transmission and provides a platform for cross channel publicity.
In this ever-changing vibrant medium it has been the endeavor of Doordarshan News
channel to constantly keep pace with the change and provide the best to the viewers.
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DD SPORTS
A dedicated Indian Sports Channel of Doordarshan was launched on 18th March, 1999
with its 10 hrs. transmission time which was increased from 10 hrs. to 12 hrs. a day
from 25th April,1999 and from 1st June,2000 the transmission was extended to 24 hrs.
daily.
The contents of the daily transmission is mainly derived from
acquisitions/commissioning and live coverage of the major sports events of
National/International importance keeping in view the viewers interests.
Besides showing live important sporting events like cricket, football, tennis etc., DD
sports aims to showcase Indian Sports including Kabaddi, Khokho etc. In addition to
the international sporting events, important national tournaments of Hockey/ Football/
Athletics/ Swimming/ Tennis/ Badminton/ Archery/ Wrestling are also telecast. The
channel has also telecast news based programmes, sports quiz and personality oriented
shows.
The sports events covered live during the year 2007-08 are as follows:
APRIL 2007
1. Live telecast of 112th All Beighton Cup Hockey
9th &10th April 2007
Tournament at Mohun Bagan Ground, Kolkata
MAY 2007
2.
Live Telecast of 13th Federation Cup National
12th & 13thMay2007
Athletics Championship at Yuva Bharati
Krirangan, Salt Lake Stadium Kolkata
3.
Live coverage of Him Gold Cup Hockey Tourn-
13thMay2007
ament at Solan Distt. Solan (H.P)
4.
Live Telecast of 17th Commonwealth Game Table
Tennis Championship at SMS Indoor Stadium
Jaipur
30th April to
5th May, 2007
JUNE 2007
5. Live Telecast of 5th National Ranking Archery
Tournament at Kolkata
14th & 15th June, 2007 Circuit
JULY 2007
6. Live Telecast of Asian Circuit Beach Volleyball
Tournament for Men & Women at Hyderabad
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4th to 7th July 2007
7. Live Telecast of Federation Cup Boxing
12th & 13thJuly2007
Championship for Men & Women from Chennai
8. Deferred Live Telecast of Asian Junior
20thJuly2007
Badminton Championship (IEC)
9. Live Telecast of Asian Junior Badminton
22nd July2007
Championship (IEC)
10. Live Telecast of ITF Future Tennis Tournament
27th &28thJuly2007
at Chennai
11. Live Telecast of Opening Ceremony of 2nd
29th Julyto4thAug. 07
Commonwealth Volleyball Championship for Men
& Women at Kolkata
12. Live Telecast of Indo-Pak Volleyball Test Match
7th & 8th Aug2007
at Visakhapatnam
13. Live Telecast of 55th Nehru Trophy Boat Race
11th Aug 2007
at Kerala
14. Live Telecast of 54th Senior National Boxing
26 th to 30 th Aug2007
Championship at Karnail Singh Stadium,
New Delhi
15. Live Telecast of IBSF World under 21 Snooker
30 th &31 th Aug2007
Championship at Bogmallo Beach Resort, Goa
OCTOBER 2007
16. Live Telecast of Vodafone Delhi Half Marathon
28th Oct2007
at Delhi
17. Live Telecast of Durand Cup Football Tournament
30 thOct to 4 thNov2007
NOVEMBER 2007
15 th &16 th Nov2007
18.Live Telecast of Indo Pak Test Series
(Lawn Tennis) from Lahore, Pakistan
19. Live Telecast of 8th All India Police Lawn Tennis
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15 th &16 th Nov2007
Championship at Dehradun
24 th Nov2007
20. Live Coverage of Cricket Match between Parliamentarian Vs. Chief Minister Haryana Team Gurgoan
21. Live Coverage of 47th National Junior Athletic
25 th Nov2007
Championship at Vijayawada (A.P)
25 th Nov2007
22. Live Coverage of Nehru Hockey Tournament at
Shivaji Stadium, New Delhi
23. Live Coverage of 47th National Junior Athletic
26 th &27 th Nov2007
Championship at Vijayawada (A.P)
DECEMBER 2007
24. Live Coverage of 12th Asian Roller Hockey
1st Dec2007
Championship at Kolkata
25. Live Coverage of 18th Lal Bahadur Shastri
2nd &3rd Dec2007
Hockey Tournament for Men's at Shivaji Stadium,
New Delhi
4th & 5th Dec2007
26. Live Coverage of Lal Bahadur Shastri
Hockey Tournament for Women's at Shivaji Stadium,
New Delhi
27. Live Telecast of Bangalore International Marathon
16th Dec2007
2007 at Bangalore Karnataka
JANUARY 2008
28.
Live Telecast of 56th Senior National (Men &
Women) Volleyball Championship at Jaipur
1st January2008
(Rajasthan)
29.
Live Telecast of "1000 Days To Go Run and
6th January2008
Unveiling of the Logo" at Vijay Chowk & India Gate,
New Delhi
30.
Deferred Live Coverage of All India Hockey
Tournament 2008 at Rajnand Goan, Chattisgarh
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17thJanuary2008
31.
Live Telecast of Standard Chartered Mumbai
20thJanuary2008
Marathan 2008 at Mumbai
32.
Live Telecast of Indo Belgium Hockey Test Series
27thto31stJan2008
at Dr. Radhakrishnan Stadium, Egmore, Chennai
33.
Live Coverage of Sr. National Table Tennis
Tournament at Siliguri
27th Jan to 2nd
Feb2008
FEBRUARY 2008
34.
Live Telecast of Tiranga Run (10 KM Run) at
3rd Feb2008
Vijaywada
35.
Live Telecast of All India Women Air Shooting
6th Feb2008
Competition at Deshmesh Girls College Badal,
Distt. Muktsar
36.
Live Telecast of 55th Rakshak Senior National
9th Feb2008
Women Hockey Championship at Olympian Surjit
Hockey Stadium, Burlton Park, Jalandhar.
37.
Live Telecast of Davis Cup Ties India vs.
8th to 10th Feb,08
Uzbekistan at R K Khanna Stadium, New Delhi.
DD BHARATI
DD Bharati Channel was launched on 26th January, 2002. Now the channel has
completed six years in January, 2008. This channel has been telecasting
programmes on Health, Children, Arts & Culture, Music, Dance, Travelogue and
for preserving the country's great heritage and values.
(1) Health Slot: DD Bharati telecasts programme on yoga & meditation, alternate
system of medicines, aerobics and other aspects of health care in its health segment.
The health segment emphasizes a healthy life style rather than medicine, more
prevention than cure both traditional & modern style.
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(2) Children Slot: DD Bharati features daily children and youth segment featuring
programmes for the children (age group of 6 to 18 years ) such as animation, talent
hunt shows, wildlife films, science films, counseling shows etc. 'Meri Baat' an hour
long phone-in live show for youths have attracted the attention of viewers not only
in India but also in other parts of the world.
(3) Art & Culture: The channel focuses on literature, theatre, art, crafts, paintings,
sculpture, classical dance/music performances by top class artists of national and
international fame. Cultural heritage such as monuments and places of historical
and religious importance and works of eminent poets & writers are featured in this
segment.
(4)Women Empowerment: Programmes on women issues are telecast daily from 12.30
to 1.30 pm on DD Bharati Channel.
(5) Sponsored Programmes: DD Bharati channel telecasts travel shows covering
various temples and places of tourist interest. The channel has also attracted
sponsors programmes such as
(a) "Sindhu Darshan" which highlights the Sindhu culture and
traditions.
(b) "Sanskrit Bhasha Sikshanam" -programme on Sanskrit language
by Bharatiya Sanskrit Sansthan.
(c) 'Dekho Bharat Lorry Se"- a lorry driver shows the cultures of
Different States.
(d) "Shree Ramanna Lila" - programme on Ramanna Maharshi.
(e) Some other programmes are also in pipe line because
viewership is increasing day by day.
(6) In-House Programmes: DD Bharati channel telecasts top quality programmes
produced by different Kendras of Doordarshan and top literary programmes on
eminent poets and writers, Kavi Sammelan, Mushaira, Hasya Kavi Sammelan, Desh
Bhakti Kabya Gosti etc. from DDk Lucknow, Bhopal, Allahabad, Jaipur, and
Jalandhar etc.
The other literary programmes produced by DDK Delhi such as Patrika, Srijan,and
Kala Parikrama, debate on the making of Indian Constitution, special programme
on Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar on the occasion of Birth Anniversary of Dr. Ambedkar.
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(7) Programme on Shaheed Bhagat Singh- titled "Inquilab-Ek Vichar ki Yatra", on
Smt Indira Gandhi titled "Indira Priyadarshini", on Sh. Rajiv Gandhi titled
"Manavta Ke Prati Samarpit", on Chandra Shekhar Azad titled" Azad Ki Yaad",
"Kaal- The Time" and Patriotic Promos/Fillers directed by Sh. Raj Shekhar Vyas,
Sr. DP and other programmes on the Birth Centenary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh
were Telecast on DD Bharati Channel.
(8) Live Events & Coverage:- DD Bharati has been telecasting live events of music &
dance from across the country such as:
Tansen Samaroh at Gwalior, Mukteshwar Dance Festival at Bhubaneswar, Gidhaur
Festival in Bihar (Jamai District), Khajuraho Dance Festival of Madhya Pradesh,
Drum Festival at Tura, Thyagraj Festival ofTamilnadu, Music Festival at Pune,
Ardh Kumbh Shahi Snan at Allahabad, Heritage Festival in Kapurthala (Punjab),
Chhat Parv at Patna, Janamashtami Festival at Mathura.
Function on the occasion of Birth Anniversary of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore at
Balyogi Auditorium of Parliament (Delhi), Commemoration of the 150th
Anniversary of 1st War of Independence in Central Hall of Parliament,
Anniversaries of Smt. Indira Gandhi and Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, Live Telecast of
International Children Film Festival, Live Coverage of Teachers Day, Live Telecast
of Foundation Day of Doordarshan, Prog. on Public Service Broadcasting Day,
Live Coverage of Air Force Day, Live Telecast of Lata Mangeshkar Award
Ceremony, Live Telecast of 4th International Conference of Federalism, Live
Coverage of Kandy Esela Festival Dalada Perahara 2007 in Srilanka, Live Telecast
of Parliament proceedings (Delhi) and other Coverages of important culture
events& functions etc.
(9) Programmes under MOU with the Outside Agencies:(a) Indira Gandhi Center for Arts (IGNCA),-"KALA TARANG"- Prog. on Folk Dance,
Music, Folk Theatre of different States and the comments of Experts.
(b) N.C.E.R.T- Programmes by the children for the children.
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FTII PUNE:- Selected new & best films, directed by budding film
makers of FTII were telecast every Wednesday at 9:00 pm.
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PSBT/UNESCO:- Best documentaries on different social issues,
produced
by eminent directors. Films are telecast every Sunday at 11:00am to 12:00noon
from 15/01/2006 onwards regularly on DD Bharati channel.
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Programme on 150th Anniversary of Independence: special programmes, spots
& fillers are being produced and telecast regularly and frequently in connection
with the celebration of 1st war of independence of 1857.
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DD Bharati acquired a lot of
programmes on music (classical,light),
health, art & culture, fiction etc. from Acquisition Section.
DD URDU
DD Urdu was launched on 15th August 2006 by the Hon'ble Prime Minister, Dr.
Manmohan Singh. Initially the transmission was for a shorter duration, which was
made round the clock w.e.f. 14th November 2007.
The mandate for the channel is:
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To inform and educate the Urdu speaking marginalized section of society with a
view to give them a sense of equal participation in nation building and create
what the Prime Minister Dr. ManMohan Singh calls an inclusive society. Active
participation of the people is a must for the success of all development
endeavors.
To popularize among the Urdu speaking people modern scientific and technical
education to make them competitive in modern India.
To change the attitudes of the sensitive sections of the Urdu speaking people
and make them amenable to modern ideas, modern thought and modern
education. This can be done by bringing into focus and build on the positive
views expressed by social, political and religious leaders on various
controversial issues.
To preserve rich literary and cultural heritage of Urdu language, particularly its
tradition of mushaiara & muhavara which has gone into oblivion over the
decades?
To emphasize the strengths of democracy within the country and abroad to
those for whom democracy is so far a forbidden fruit.
To bring home the point that violence whether in thought, action, behaviour and
demeanor cannot be the solution to any human problem today. The need for
such an education is greatest than ever today.
Above all, to make the channel an instrument of national integration, communal
harmony, social change and social amity, in our vast country of rich diversities.
DD Urdu has entered into an MOU with the Maulana Azad National Urdu
University (MANUU), Hyderbad whereby MANUU is providing daily one hour
software which will be doubled every year during the next five years. The
programme done by them will encapsulate education, heritage and infotainment.
In the days ahead, it is proposed to link major and authentic Urdu Centers at the
national level like Aligarh Muslim University, Jamia Milia Islamia, Usmania
University, Maulana Azad National Urdu University Hyderabad, Khuda Baksh
Library and all Urdu Academies in India. At the international level selected places
in South East Asia and Urdu Research Centers in Europe and America will also be
linked through the satellite. Exchange of views on Urdu related developments will
bring social transformation of the target audience. The channel has an inherent
potential of roping in artists and scholars not only from within India but also from
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Pakistan & places in Europe, America & Middle East etc. It has the scope of
becoming a scintillating & rich channel with a purpose.
REGIOLNAL LANGUAGE SATELLITE CHANNELS
All Doordarshan Kendras generate programmes in their respective regional
languages. The regional language satellite services and Regional State Networks
broadcast wide spectrum of regional programme covering developmental news,
serials, documentaries, news and current affairs programme to communicate with
the people in their own language. General infotainment programmes, social
programmes and film programmes as other major genres are also telecast.
Programmes in regional languages are available in the respective States terrestrially
during the regional window of DD National and round the clock on the regional
language satellite channels. With appropriate dish antenna, the regional programme
can be seen anywhere in the country.
DD Bangla
DD Bangla was launched in 1992 which went on to become a leading Bengali
satellite TV channel within a short time of its becoming a 24 hour channel in 2000.
Some of the programmes broadcast on DD Bangla are household names. It also has
a sizeable chunk of news bulletins. General infotainment programmes, social
programmes and film programmes are other major genres. DD Bengali has been
playing an important role in preserving and furthering the cultural heritage of
Bengal and has been a popular TV Channel among the Bengali audience of the
country.
DD Chandana
DD Chandana is the Kannada language Satellite Channel launched on 15 th August,
1994. Supported by the Doordarshan studios in Bangalore and Gulbarga, it became
round the clock satellite channel in 2000. Serials and infotainment programmes
form the bulk of its programming. DD Chandana has carved a niche for itself in the
Kannada television with some highly appreciated programmes. By organizing grand
shows entitled 'Chandanotsava' in different cities and towns of Karnataka, DD
Chandana has taken television directly to the people.
During 2007-08, Chandana channel continued its work on the initiatives it had
taken the earlier years like organizing several live events that not only helped in
enlarging the viewership base, but also in gaining greater visibility to the channel.
DD Gujarati
Launched on 15th August, 1994, DD Gujarati is a popular Gujarati television
channel broadcasting popular serials, informative and public service programmes
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and news & current affairs. The channel is available round the clock in
satellite mode and for five hours in the terrestrial mode covering 87% of the
population of Gujarat. It is also popular among Gujarati population residing outside
the State. DD Gujarati, supported by Doordarshan studios at Ahmedabad and
Rajkot, is one of the pioneers of in-house production of daily soaps.
The channel has also been pioneer in live coverage of Kite Festival, Janmashtami
Festival at Dwarka and annual Rathyatra of the Jagnnath Temple in Ahmedabad.
During the time of calamities like the super cyclone and 2001 earthquake, the
channel has worked round the clock providing much needed communication link
between the official machinery and the affected people. Similarly, the channel has
kept the people abreast of daily happenings and persuaded them to maintain
harmony during communal riots. Productions of the channel have won DD Awards
as well as the Prestigious RAPA Awards.
DD Kashir
DD Kashir is the only satellite channel in Kashmiri language. It was launched on
26 January, 2000 with 14 hours of telecast daily. It was converted into a round the
clock channel on 15th August, 2003. DD Kashir is primarily a satellite channel, but
it also has the terrestrial support of 28 high powered and low powered transmitters
covering 78% population in the Kashmir region.
DD Kashir produces programmes in Kashmiri, Urdu, Gojri, Pahari, Ladhaki, Dogri,
Sheena, Balti, Pashtu and Punjabi dialects and languages, providing platforms to the
younger generation in coming closer to their cultural ethos. The programmes aim to
highlight traditional values and customs, cultural heritage of Kashmir and other
developmental issues.
The Kashir Channel has been turned into a very strong and attractive service of
information and entertainment through its programmes to meet the day-to-day
requirement of its viewers, and to promote the philosophy of Sufism and Racism,
depicting immortal aspect of this peer-e-war (the garden of saints).
This channel has made programmes which are culturally and ethnically linked with
the locals at the grass root levels as well as the intellectually evolved who are
nostalgic about what their life and land was all about.
During last about three years "DD Kashir" has touched the heights of popularity
among public because of its good quality programmes under different formats.
Above all the presentation, style, pace and tone of the programmes are very
enjoyable, motivational.
Kendra through its news and Current Affairs programmes planned and produced by
Regional News Unit remained engaged in countering the false propaganda of
Pakistan.
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Programme Composition of DD Kashir by Language for the year 2007-08:
Language
%age
Kashmiri
44.3
Urdu
52.0
Hindi
Dogri
1.0
0.9
Ladakhi
0.3
Punjabi
0.3
Gojri
0.3
Pahari
0.3
Pashtoo
0.1
Sheena
0.1
Balti
0.1
English
0.2
Total
100.0
DD Malayalam
DD Malayalam is a popular regional language channel in Kerala as well as among the
large numbers of Malayalees settled in various parts of India. It was launched on 15th
August, 1994 and became a round the clock service in 2000. Serials, social education
programmes, news & current affairs, films and educational programmes are prominent in
DD Malayalam, but the major thrust is on public broadcasting. The channel is supported
by Doordarshan studios in Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur and Calicut. In the terrestrial
mode DD Malayalam reaches near 100% population of Kerala.
DD North East
DD North East channel is a composite satellite television service for the north -eastern
States broadcasting programmes in Assamese, English and all other languages and
dialects of the north east. The programme mix includes entertainment serials,
informative programmes, social programmes, news & current affairs, art & culture. The
programmes are produced at Doordarshan studios in Guwahati, Agartala, Kohima,
Imphal, Silchar, Dibrugarh, Tura, Aizawl, Itanagar, Shillong and Gangtok.
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DD Oriya
DD Oriya is a leading round the clock satellite channel broadcasting in Oriya language.
Launched in 1994, DD Oriya started telecasting 24 hours-programme from 1st April,
2001. Its programmes comprise of Serials, Play, Music & Current Affairs, Health
Awareness, Consumer Awareness, Agriculture and targeted audience programmes for
Women, Youth, Children, Senior Citizens, Tribals, Handicapped, and Minorities etc. The
Channel has viewers beyond the State & National boundaries. Keeping in view the
demand of the viewers, the Kendra keeps revising its Fixed Point Chart time to time to
accommodate new and first-of-its kind programmes to promote the State's rich Art &
Culture, literature etc. This results in drawing more eye-balls which is being reflected in
the TAM & DART Ratings. The Channel has also succeeded in generating more
Commercial Revenue year after year.
Among the programmes telecast, the Famous Car Festival of Lord Jagannath in three
phases (Gundicha, Bahuda & Suna Besha) along with Celebration of Utkal Divas that
coincides with Inauguration of 24 Hrs. transmission of the Channel, DD Foundation Day
Programme and Mukteshwar Dance Festival were the main Live events of the Channel
during 2007-08. Apart from this, telecast of a number of series on development issues in
collaboration with Government Departments & others were the main activities of the
Channel during 2007-08.
At present, the Channel has got 55 Hrs. 30 Minutes of programmes per week on
Terrestrial Mode and the rest on Satellite Mode.
DD Podhigai
DD Podhigai is the Tamil language satellite channel launched in 1993. It became a round
the clock satellite channel in 2000. Tamil films shown on DD Podhigai attract a large
number of viewers within as well as outside Tamil Nadu. Serials, films, infotainment
programmes, news & current affairs are the prominent programme genres. DD Podhigai
is the only regional language satellite channel that has eight hours terrestrial transmission.
It is in the terrestrial mode, from 3.00 pm to 11.00 pm and it reaches 96% population of
Tamil Nadu. The channel originates its programmes in Chennai, Madurai, Coimbatore
and Puducherry. The main emphasis at present is given for Flagship programmes apart
from Education, Information & Entertainment. In a week,15 Flagship programmes are
scheduled for telecast from DDK, Chennai covering from all over Tamil Nadu. Apart
from this, Public Service programmes like- E-Court, Magazine programme for Special
Children and Human Rights are also telecast from DDK, Chennai. To create awareness
and promote the sale of DTH equipment, promos are given regularly in Podhigai channel.
There are about 3.2lakhs DTH sets in Tamil Nadu to receive DD Direct plus.
To improve the quality and quantity periodically Fixed Point Chart of Podhigai channel is
reviewed and suggestions from various quarters are implemented. Emphasis is given by
the Podhigai channel at present on Flagship programmes and Revenue generation. To
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keep the image of the channel high we totally avoid Teleshopping. With constant
effort of our team we have enhanced the viewing of DD-1 Regional Window (Terrestrial)
and sponsors are coming back to those slots.
DD Punjabi
DD Punjabi channel was launched in 6-8-1998 which became 24 hour service within two
years on 5-8-2000. The cultural programmes broadcast on DD Punjabi are watched with
interest across the State by lakhs of Punjabi viewers residing in different parts of India
and aboard. In its terrestrial mode DD Punjabi has near 100% reach in the State of
Punjab. Doordarshan Kendra, Jalandhar is the hub of DD Punjabi production of Punjabi
programmes.
DD Sahyadri
DD Sahyadri is the Marathi language satellite channel, which was launched on 15th
August, 1994. It became a round the clock service in 2000. Supported by Doordarshan
studios in Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur, DD Sahyadri is a household name in Maharashtra,
largely because of its programmes with high production values. Despite stiff competition
from private satellite channels, DD Sahyadri holds its own with acclaimed serials,
informative programmes, public debates and film based programmes. DD Sahyadri
Channel is Number One Marathi Channel among all available Marathi Channels in
Maharashtra as per TAM Report 2007-08.
DD Saptagiri
DD Saptagiri is the Telugu language satellite channel supported by Doordarshan studios
in Hyderabad, Vijayawada and Warangal. It was launched on 10th October, 1993 and
became a round the clock service in 2000. Entertainment serials, infotainment
programmes, news & current affairs, social programmes and film programmes form bulk
of the content. In terrestrial mode, DD Saptagiri is available to 90% of the population of
Andhra Pradesh. DD Saptagiri had won BBC World Trust Award and World BankCommon Wealth Broadcasting Association Award for 'God's Own Crops' in addition to
national award.
DOORDARSHAN REGIONAL SERVICE STATE NETWORK
Doordarshan has regional service called State Network for the people living in the Hindi
belt which comprises UP, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, MP, Rajasthan, Haryana,
Himachal Pradesh & Uttrakhand besides Mizoram & Tripura. The programmes
comprising developmental news, serials, films, documentaries, news, current affairs,
social programmes etc. are produced in regional/ local languages and beamed from the
capitals of the respective States between 3.00 pm and 8.00 pm in the regional window of
DD1 and are relayed by all the ground transmitters of the respective States.
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DD INDIA
Doordarshan opened its windows to the world by launching its international channel on
14th March, 1995. The Channel, initially known as DD-World was renamed DD-India in
2002. The programming offers international viewers an update on the Indian social,
cultural, political and economic scene. DD-India was launched with a mission to build
bridges of communication with Indians living abroad and to showcase the real India, its
culture, its values, its traditions, its modernity, its diversity, its unity, its agony and its
ecstasy to the entire world through programmes of high quality, that will inform, educate
and entertain people in the highest tradition of public service broadcasting.
DD-India carries news bulletins, features on topical events, entertainment programmes,
feature films, music and dance, children's programmes, events and tourism. In addition to
Hindi and English, Programmes in Urdu, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam,
Gujarati and Marathi form an essential ingredient of this international channel's offering.
DD-India is a round-the-clock channel. The channel is up-linked from New Delhi and can
be watched in 146 countries across the world through PAS-9 and PAS-10 satellites.
The content of DD-India is from other channels of Doordarshan e.g. Hindi entertainment
serials are taken from DD-1, classical music and regional language news & programmes
from Regional Language Satellite Channels. Since the primary target audience of DDIndia is to compete with other available channels abroad and to make it attractive for the
Indian Diaspora, the channel needs to be refurbished to serve the viewer interests and
needs.
To improve the quality of transmission on DD-India channel, DVC pro 50 formats have
been added for play out.
Channel's distribution abroad
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The channel is being distributed in Canada by M/s SS TV Canada with
which an agreement has been signed for a period of five years. Prasar
Bharati will earn revenue of Canadian $250,000 under this agreement.
An agreement has been signed with Dr. Hemant Patel on 27.2.2006 for
distribution of DD-India channel in USA for a period of 5 years. Dr.
Hemant Patel would pay a sum of US $ 3165000 to Prasar Bharati as
consideration during this period.
An agreement has been signed with M/s Rayat Group ltd. on 08.01.2007
for distribution of DD-India and DD-News in UK for a period of 5
years. Prasar Bharati will earn 70,000 pounds for DD-India channel and
45,000 pounds for DD-News under this agreement.
Punjabi News bulletin was started from 01.10.2007 for 15 minutes.
Tamil News bulletins have been included in the DD-India on the request
of Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation, to start from 24.12.2007.
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Feedback is regularly received from viewers aboard, especially NRIs and
PIOs, through letters and email.
DD India is also available on Doordarshan's satellite D.T.H Service 'DD Direct
Plus'.
The following are the countries all over the world where DD-India can be
watched.
Asia (South- East Asia)
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, China (Partly), Cambodia, Hong
Kong, Indonesia, Korea (South & North), Maldives, Malaysia, Micronesia,
Mongolia, Myanmar, Japan, Laos, Nepal, Palau, Papua New Guinea,
Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam.
CIS
Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Croatia, Georgia, Estonia, Kazakhstan,
Kirgistan, Latvia, Macedonia, Moldova, Czech republic, Romania, Russian
Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Yugoslavia.
West Asia
Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Palestine,
Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, UAE, Yemen.
Africa
Angola, Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Botswana, Cameroon, Central
African Republic, Chad, Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea,
Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Kenya,
Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Morocco, Mauritius,
Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Niger, Rwandese Republic,
Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Swaziland, Sudan,
Tanzania, Togo lese Republic, Tunisia, Uganda, Zaire, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Europe
Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Finland, Greece, Germany,
Hungry, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco,
Norway, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.
Others
Australia, United States of America, Canada, Mexico.
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DD DIRECT PLUS
Doordarshan entered the new era of satellite broadcasting when the Prime Minister Dr.
Manmohan Singh launched the DD Direct Plus DTH service on 16th December 2004.
DD Direct Plus is India's first and the only free DTH service, initially offering 36 TV
channels and 21 Radio channels. Known as Ku-band transmission, DD Direct Plus is
the cost effective alternative compared to terrestrial expansion through HPTs and LPTs
for attaining near 100% TV coverage in the country. Towards this end, Doordarshan
has also distributed dish antenna and set-top boxes free to community organizations in
far-flung and remote areas of north eastern States, Jammu & Kashmir, Rajasthan,
Madhya Pradesh etc. The market response to DD Direct Plus has been encouraging and
within a short span of this, DD Direct Plus gained 2/3rd market share of DTH in India.
Direct to home satellite broadcasting or DTH is the distribution of television signals
from high powered geostationary satellites to dish antennas and satellite receivers in
homes across the country. The service, which can be received through a small dish
antenna of 45 to 60 cms diameter, ensures crystal clear audio-visual reception. DTH
does not require any cable connection, as the user is directly connected with service
provider.
Presently DD Direct Plus has 50TV channels and 21 Radio Channels.
SELF FINANCED COMMISSIONING SCHEME
About the scheme
 Doordarshan commissions programme to outside producers for Complementing
& Supplementing Doordarshan's in-house software with quality and variety.
 Outside Producers shall produce the programme at their own risk and cost for
the selection of the programme by DD.
 Marketing of the programme will be done by the DD Marketing Division.
 Self Financed Commissioning (SFC) is for DD-National channel, regional
language channels and local services.
Highlights
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Complete IPR of Software is with Doordarshan and can be exploited
commercially by using available technology.
Total control on the production quality.
Provision of incentive in case of high TRP and deduction in case of low TRP of
bench mark.
One time investment for multiple use without any recurring expenditure.
No scope for court case and arbitration as compared to sponsored scheme.
Because of strong SFC programmes weaker slots/ programmes are also being
marketed as a package deal.
Revenue earning per slot have been increased three folds in comparison to
sponsored programmes.
Selection Procedure
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In accordance with programme requirements, DD selects producer suomoto or proposal submitted by producer on their own.
 SFC scheme came into force from 23rd June, 2005 by taking on-going popular
sponsored serials, having better TRP.
 Initially, proposals/ pilots are examined by duly constituted Suitability
Committee comprising senior officers of DD headed by DDG.
 Proposals recommended by the Suitability Committee, are put-up to DG for
approval, to be placed before Evaluation committee (consist of three outside
experts from the panel approved by DG, ADG (F) or his nominee, DDG
Channel Managers DD-1 & SFC, Director Marketing, Commercial and one
member from Engineering Wing).
 The proposals not found suitable by Suitability Committee are returned in
original, with the approval of DG, along with the processing fee (if any).
 Proposals recommended by the Evaluation Committee with time band (prime
time/ mid prime time) and grading, are placed before the Empowered
Committee (comprising CEO, member (Finance) PBB and DG) for final
approval.
Slotting & Marketing
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After approval from the Empowered Committee the producers are informed and
process of slotting of the programme begins as per the requirement and genre of
the programme.
Copy of the slotting letter forwarded to the Marketing Division, Mumbai for
marketing.
Genre: Slot wise
(Prime time)
8:30 to 9:00 pm
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Stories/ Fiction
9:00 to 9:30 pm
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Comedy/ Satire
9:30 to 10:00 pm
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Family Drama
10.00 to 11.00
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Suspense/ Detective/ Talk
Show/ Reality Show
Genre: Slot wise
(Mid Prime time)
12 noon to 3:00 pm :
(Monday to Friday)
Daily Soap base on women issues
Publicity
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Cross channel: Promos in daily Transmission of DD-1, DD-Bharati & DDNews.
Radio Jingles on all AIR channels (Delhi)
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 Time to time press conferences at various venues in India.
 Hoardings on various DD Premises.
Payments
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Payments made to the producer after a period of 90 days from the first day of
the month following the month in which episodes are telecast.
 Episode price of the programme is linked to its grading.
Revenue
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Earning 3 folds in comparison to sponsored programme.
Average earning per 30 slots, in between 10 to 11 lakh.
DOORDARSHAN COMMERCIAL SERVICE
Doordarshan telecasts advertisements for goods and services, but the acceptance is
governed by a comprehensive advertising code. Advertisements for cigarettes,
Tobacco products, liquor, wine and other intoxicants are not accepted. Advertisements
in Hindi and English are telecast on DD-National, DD News, DD Sports and DD India
while advertisements in regional languages are telecast on the regional language
channels. Bookings are normally accepted through accredited and registered agencies
and also directly on advance payment without agency commission. During the year
1007-08 Doordarshan earned total revenue of Rs.888.97 crores.
MARKEING DIVISION
In an effort to step up in-house marketing, Prasar Bharati has set up Marketing Division
in major cities. The first Marketing Division was established in Mumbai and at present
Marketing Divisions are also functional at New Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad,
Kolkata, Guwahati, Kochi, and Thiruvananthapuram. Another Division at Jalandhar is
also being set up shortly. The Divisions located in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and
Kolkata are designated as zonal hubs. Marketing Divisions of Prasar Bharati function as
key flashpoints between the entire media market and the programming link to ensure
that the best market practices are also taken forward on Radio and Doordarshan in a
progressive manner. The Marketing Division in addition to its existing responsibility of
managing the marketing exercise of the entire channel inventory has made forays into
the marketing of public service initiatives executed by the channel programming from
time to time.
The Marketing Division Mumbai has been successful in selling brand DD and
generating record revenue for cricket series through a number of innovative packages
aimed at bulk as well as retail advertiser. This year achievements include successfully
marketing the India-Pakistan Cricket series and achieving an assigned target of Rs.100
crores from this series.
DEVELOPMENT COMMUNICATION DIVISION
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Prasar Bharati has two major goals - high quality Public Service broadcasting and
revenue generation- that remain critical but run parallel, never to meet. Development
Communication Division (DCD), since 2001, has pioneered initiatives to bridge the two
goals. Yet again, this year DCD has recorded further growth in revenue while creating
unprecedented impact at grassroots through in-house production that have recognized
in national and international awards.
During 2007-08 Development Communication Division launched 77 campaigns with 9
new partnerships established this year. Major campaigns include National Rural Health
Mission, National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, Sarva Siksha Abhiyan, Total
Sanitation Campaign, Drinking Water Supply, Registration of Births & deaths,
Incredible India for Deptt. of income Tax, Ministry of Railways, Food & Nutrition
Board, Deptt. of School Education & Literacy, National Pharmaceutical Pricing
Authority, Disaster Management for Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, Ministry of
Labour & Employment, Ministry of Development for North-Eastern Region, National
Food Security Mission, Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Consumer Affairs.
While the govt. partners pay for the airtime and production cost to Doordarshan,
Doordarshan contributes up-to 250% to such development campaigns fulfilling its
mandate of Public service broadcasting. During 2007-08 Development Communication
Division has utilized airtime worth of Rs.466 crores for development campaigns with
net revenue income of Rs. 245 crores.
Addressing the major concern about dwindling in-house productions in Doordarshan, as
expressed by various high level committees including the standing committee to
Parliament, Development Communication Division has taken this activity to greater
heights with sustained in-house productions, and produced 1012 new programmes this
year. These programmes under the Flagship Campaign, Kalyani on NHRM have
received:
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Malaria Foundation International Awards-2006;
UNFPA-Laadli Media Awards for Gender Sensitivity 2006-07 for Western
region;
UNFPA-Laadli Media Awards for Gender Sensitivity 2007 for Eastern Region
for its pioneering effort in successfully adopting the genres of infotainment TV
programming for promoting an important social cause, i.e. sex selection.
In order to further improve the quality and impact of in-house productions,
Development Communication Division continues to assume responsibility for skill
upgradation. This year 4 workshops were organized for the purpose of training and
quality monitoring and 5th one for NACO for capacity building on HIV/AIDS for
programming. DCD has also collaborated with NACO for countrywide coverage of
Red Ribbon Express including live coverage (on DD News) of the launch
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ceremony of Red Ribbon Express inaugurated by Smt. Sonia Gandhi, UPA
Chairman.
NARROWCAST
With a view to cater area-specific information on Agriculture, a pilot project was
started by Doordarshan in 2002 and was implemented over 11 transmitters across the
country in 18 states. Following the successful implementation of this concept of
"Narrowcasting" demand was created for further spreading of this concept in "Narrow
casting" in other parts of the country and, accordingly, a proposal was sent to the
Planning Commission, through the Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India. The
centrally sponsored project "Mass Media Support to Agriculture Extension" was
approved and introduced in January 2004 on being inaugurated by the then Hon'ble
Prime Minister of India. The project is now being implemented with a total budget of
Rs. 225 Crore for the 11th Five Year Plan in a three-tier mode:
1. On the National Channel: Nation-specific Agriculture programmes are telecast,
six days a week (Monday to Saturday), at 6.30am
2. On 18 Regional Channels: State-specific Agricultural programmes are telecast,
five days a week (Monday to Friday), for duration of 30 minutes in the evening
and the same programmes are repeated next day mornings on the respective
Regional Language Satellite Channels (RLSC).
3. In "Narrowcast" Mode: Area- specific information are telecast, five days a
week( Monday to Friday), in the evening over 180
4. Transmitters across the country catering area-specific information need of
farmers of more than 140 districts across the country.
The programmes are monitored and guided by three committees:
a. Apex committee under the chairmanship of Hon'ble Minister of Agriculture,
with secretary (Agriculture), CEO, PB (BCI) and DG: Doordarshan as
members.
b. State Level Committee with Secretary (Agriculture) of the respective State
Govt. as Chairman and Directors, Agriculture, Vet. Sciences, Fisheries,
Horticulture, Doordarshan and AIR etc. as members.
c. District Level Committee, chaired by District Magistrate of the district with
district level officials of Departments of Agriculture, Vet. Sciences,
Fisheries, Horticulture etc. as members.
The programmes are formulated by experts of different Agriculture,
Horticulture, Vet. Sciences, Fisheries etc. and all aspects of Agriculture,
Horticulture, Vet. Sciences, Fisheries etc are covered on day-to-day basis,
highlighting the different technology of each crop, various schemes, success
stories of farmers, weather, market price etc. Some of the important special
programmes, in addition to the main programme being telecast, are as follows:
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v)
Interactive Live Crop Seminars are organized in the villages in
the presence of 300-400 farmers in which 12-15 experts reply to
farmer’s field based questions on the spot and the proceeding of the
question-answer session is telecast Live in the respective State
Network. At least one such programme during Kharif and Rabi
seasons each year is telecast and the impact of this concept has been
very significant and demands are being
received from respective States Govts. for organizing such Live crop
seminar more frequently.
Weekly Live Phone-in Programmes are telecast in which farmers
from the respective States/"Narrowcasting" zone ask question on
telephone and experts provide solutions to the questions instantly.
Information on weather is updated by Agro-Meteorological Division
of Indian Meteorology Department (IMD), Pune on their respective
website in respect of specific icon of each Kendra and the respective
Kendras download the information and produce bulletins containing
Agro-meteorological information of the respective State every week.
A daily News Bulletin containing information of innovation, policy,
export, weather etc. are telecast over National Channel and all 18
Regional Kendras and from all the "Narrowcasting" Centres of all
the respective 18 States, five days a week (Monday to Friday).
A daily market rate bulletin containing market price of each
agricultural commodity in different 'Mandis' are telecast on the
National Channel on daily basis and 5 days a week (Monday to
Friday) also from the "Narrow casting" Centres of all the respective
18 States.
The date-wise schedule of programme of each of the 55 production centres
are uploaded on a specific portal (www.dacnet.nic.in/csms), so that
extension workers, Planners and educated farmers can receive advance
information about the programmes that would be telecast on each date.
With a view to update the skills and knowledge of the producers of the
programme, capacity building is ensured by imparting training on
production skills, subject matters like rice, marketing etc. at MANAGE,
Hyderabad; IVRI, Bareilly; CRRI, Cuttack; NIAM, Jaipur; CAZRI, Jodhpur
etc.
CENTRAL COMMISSIONING UNIT
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Central Commissioning Unit (CCU) is acquiring and procuring software on a
variety of subjects for telecast on Doordarshan Channels. CCU has continued the
project for production of literary programmes of archival value titled Indian Classics.
During the year 500 half hour episodes in 14 languages have been commissioned under
this scheme. Eminent producers like Gulzar, Sai Pranjpe, M.S. Sathyu, Tanuja Chandra,
Aziz Mirza, Parikshit Sahni, Buddadev Dasgupta, Girish Kasaravalli and Jabbar Patel
etc. have been assigned programmes.
The Indian Classics Programmes under the title "Katha Sarita" is being telecast at 21.30
hours every Monday on DD-1. The programmes have received wide appreciation and
commercial support. Indian Classics Festivals have been organized in Delhi, Bhopal,
Thiruvananthapuram, Hyderabad and Srinagar. The festival provides to media students
the opportunity to engage with audio-visual medium and interact with renowned filmmakers. The programmes have attracted good viewer-ship and are meeting the software
requirement of DD-1, DD Bharati, DD India, DD Urdu and Regional Channels.
Other achievements and initiative of Central Commissioning Unit are:
1. 30 Episodes series 'Gitanjali- a Tribute to Tagore' based on Hindi version of Tagore
Songs have been telecast on DD-1. The objective of the programme was to introduce
Rabindra Sangeet among the Hindi speaking audience. The series was launched by
Hon. Prime Minister of India on 10th May, 2007.
2. Five parts series on former Prime Minister of India Sh. Lal Bahadur Shastri titled
'Dharti Ke Lal' has been telecast in 5 languages. The tele-serial was released by Hon.
Prime Minister of India on 19th January. 2008.
3. 52 episodes series on Maharaja Ranjit Singh titled 'Lord of Five Rivers' is under
production. The series is directed by noted actor and producer Sh. Raj Babbar.
4. Special programmes on selected subjects 'Forts of India', ' Institution of Democracy'
and ' Common Worship Centers' are under production as part of our initiative for public
service broadcast.
5. Doordarshan has acquired programmes under the short-term acquisition scheme for a
period of 3 years. Under the scheme, more than 10,000 half an hour episodes of
programmes in various genres in Hindi, Urdu and English have been acquired for
Doordarshan Channels.
PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING TRUST
Public Service Broadcasting Trust (PSBT) represents a unique and successful
partnership between the National Broadcaster and a private initiative to source quality
documentaries on various issues of concern on wide ranging subject. These
documentaries produced by eminent as well as first time and young film- makers are
telecast on DD National on Saturday. Each year, in partnership with UNESCO the
Open Frame International Festival and Forum showcases some of the best films and
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programmes from around the world. In this year PSBT films have received several
international awards and two national awards.
CENTRAL PRODUCTION CENTRE
Situated in Delhi, the Centre Production Centre (CPC) is currently responsible for
managing the transmission of four 24 hours channels i.e. DD News, DD Sports, DD
India & DD Urdu. CPC also undertakes production of special programmes for other
DD channel like DD National, DD News, and DD Bharati. It has two studio set-ups. It
also specializes in production of documentaries and other DD programmes. In recent
years, CPC has become an active player in preparation of programme promos of
Doordarshan.
DOORDARSHAN ARCHIVES
Doordarshan Archives was formally launched by the then Prime Minister on 9th
January 2003 with the release of a set of five video CDs and Audio CDs of its exclusive
recordings. This also marked the year long commemoration of 100 years of recorded
music in India.
It has undertaken the mammoth job of organizing its software assets (more than 1.5
lakhs) to place it at par with world class TV Achieves. Doordarshan Archives is a
treasure house of many memorable performances of the great artistes who have
contributed to India's rich music and dance heritage. The aim of this endeavor is to
bring before a larger audience, some of the exquisite and rare performance of enduring
beauty. So far, DD-Archives has released over 25 titles covering Hindustani music,
Karnatic music, Ghazal and all the Classical dance forms. This initiative of
Doordarshan has received an overwhelming response from art lovers all over the world.
DD-Archives takes pride in announcing the release of 'Bharat Ek Khoj' our prestigious
serial based on ' Discovery of India' by Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, directed by internationally
renowned Film Director Shri Shyam Benegal.
Doordarshan Central Archives has approximately 70,000 hours of programmes on
Analogue Video tapes. As this technology is phasing out, Doordarshan has drawn a
detailed plan for digitizing all its holdings. It has already digitized 9080 hours. The
future plan includes:
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


Digital Migration
Facilitate Broadband convergence
Commercial exploitation of the holding
Printing DVDs/CDs/VCDs to provide more flexibility of viewing and listing to
the connoisseurs
To create interest in learners and young practitioners of Indian culture.
To make the treasure available to Indian Diaspora.
To make the performance of our great artists available to cultural institutions in
India and abroad.
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600 hours of programmes have been identified for the Broadband Video on
demand project. These are exclusive content relating to cultural travel, personalities,
historical places, health, fitness, lifestyles, crafts etc.
MEDIA INITIATIVES
Doordarshan has an active Public Relation Division which undertakes Media and
Publicity activities. All forms of communication- advertising, direct mailers, press
releases etc. are done in publicizing the activities and programmes of Doordarshan.
Advertisements on Launch of Pilot Project DVB-H(Mobile TV), Migration of DTH
Platform from NSS6 to INSAT 4 B, Release of DVD's on Swarajnama & Mahatma,
Indian Classics- Katha Sarita, Earth Matters, promotion of DD Urdu Channel, Reach of
Indo-Pak Cricket Matches - TVR etc. were published in Newspapers all over the
country. Public Relation Unit has also been set up in Regional Doordarshan Kendras.
AUDIENCE RESEARCH UNIT
The Audience Research Unit (ARU) provides research support to programmers in
preparing audience profile and assessing programme impact and effectiveness by
conducting sample surveys and using secondary source of information. The Unit has
19 Field Units located in different parts of the country. The Field Units are functioning
as a part of Doordarshan Kendras and are controlled administratively by the respective
Doordarshan Kendras, but technically by Director Audience Research in DG:
Doordarshan. Besides research studies, the Audience Research Unit with the assistance
of Field Units monitors voluntary feedback received from viewers and periodically
brings out compilation of all available information in the form of Annual Report of
Doordarshan. It analyses TAM TVR on weekly basis for use of Doordarshan authorities
and programmers.
During the year 2007-08 the following Audience Research Surveys were conducted:
 Regular DART rating through diaries.
 Regular Feedback on Agriculture Programme under the sponsored scheme of
Mass Media Support to Agriculture Development
 Analysis and Report of TAM TVR on weekly basis.
 Impact Study on the CPG programme in J&K.
 A Case Study on the Impact of Doordarshan Programmes on the Tribes of
Maharashtra.
 Impact Study on the Pre-launch Telecast of Pilot Project Programme on Social
change and Empowerment in Gujarat State.
 Prepared Draft Material for the Annual Report of Prasar Bharati and Ministry of
I&B for the year2006-07
 Prepared Doordarshan Annual Report 2006-07
Information about Reach and Viewership of DD Channels may be seen in
Annexure-VII & VIII.
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DD ANNUAL AWARDS
Doordarshan has instituted DD Awards in 2001 to recognize and felicitate thematic,
aesthetic and technical excellence of in-house programmes. The main objective of the
awards is to promote a competitive spirit among the staff for quality and innovative
production. The annual awards function is designed for an opportunity for learning
process among the talented producers from different Kendras by exchange of production
techniques from each other and by viewing the quality productions selected for awards.
In the beginning the Scheme included awards of different categories in which 26 were
relating to programme while engineering two Individual Awards and one Best Kendra
Award.
In the year 2002, 11 additional categories were included i.e. Best Screen Play Award, in
Engineering categories-Best Maintained HPT and 7 awards in news category and two
awards as DG's Special Awards.
In the year 2004, 7 categories in programme awards were introduced, one Best Kendra
PGF/Regional Kendra Award, one Best Audience Research Report Award and one Best
Administration Award. In the year 2004 best sponsored programme and Best
Commissioned Programme categories were included.
In the year 2005, the scheme included a special award for the coverage of Tsunami, a big
tragedy of the century. In the year 2006, the category of best sponsored programme was
changed into best SFC programme.
In the year 2007,the award cell received approximate 500 programmes from all over
India to compete for Doordarshan annual award 2007.
During 2007 DD Award Section included one more Award (Best Dance/DanceDrama/Dance Ballet) and the total Awards were given in 49 categories. The final
presentation of Doordarshan Annual Awards 2007 staged in Mumbai on 4th February
2008(Annexure IX). The most remarkable point of Doordarshan Annual Award 2007 was
after 2003 again, the Cash Award of Rs. 25,000/- was declared. The ratio of distributing
the Award Money is 60%+ 40% (i.e. 60% for producer and 40% for crew members). In
the year 2007 Doordarshan earned a revenue
Rs. 81,40,000/- (Eighty one Lakh and Forty Thousand Only) for the Annual Awards
Event.
Doordarshan Annual Awards cell also organizes sending programmes for National &
International Competitions.
Doordarshan got several National & International Awards for the Quality Production
during the year 2006-07. The details are as follows:
International Awards
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S.No
Award
Year
Programme/category
1.
Mumbai International Film
Festival
2007
The World of Montu (Film and
Video competition)
2.
UNFPA-LAADLI MEDIA
Awards
2007
Kalyani (for gender sensitivity
2006-07 Western Region
3.
Sport Movies & TV 2007 at
Milano (Italy)
2007
Shooters of India (promo)
4.
World award for best TV
Programme on HIV Aids
2007
Tell me Why? (choice)
5.
UN AIDS Civil society Award
2006
Kalyani (HIV/AIDS)
6.
CBA World Bank Award
2007
God's own Crops (development
issues)
National Awards
S.No
Award
Year
Programme/Category
1.
Natioanl Awards of Films
2006-07
Thakkaiyin Meedhu Naangu
Kanngal (Ening the Bait-Film)
2.
53rd National Film Awards
(Rajat Kamal)
The Whistle Blowers- Award for
Best Investigative Film (short Film)
3.
53rd National Film Awards
(Rajat Kamal)
Way to Death- Award for Best film
on Social issues (film)
4.
53rd National Film Awards
(Rajat Kamal)
Seed Keepers Award for best
Agriculture Film (Agriculture)
5.
53rd National Film Awards
(Rajat Kamal)
Wapsi -Best narration/Voice over
(Film)
6.
ITA Awards
2007
Close up Music Masti Aur Dhoom
(best game show/ quiz show)
7.
Broadcasting Engineering
Society's Awards
2006
Kalayani- Panchu Bhol (Best Public
Service Programme of 2006)
NORTH-EAST REGION
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The North-East Region is the Home Land of a number of small ethnic groups, with
different languages, dialects, religious beliefs, customs and traditions. Thus, the NorthEast presents a unique cultural pattern, which is diverse as well as homogeneous. It is
this unity in diversity which makes the North-East so distinct and special. Despite of
insurgency and accountability problem the Kendras in the North East Region are
functioning efficiently.
The Government of India is doing a lot in the development of the North Eastern
Region. It is the prime duty of the public broadcaster like Doordarshan to make the
people aware of the development works and the benefits there of. Doordarshan
promotes development works and brings about emotional and cultural integration of the
North East with the rest of the country, with emphasis on progress and positive
developments. This objective in view Doordarshan commissioned programmes on the
following topics in the year 2007-2008.
1. The face of the socio economic development.
2. Efforts of Centre/State Government for the balanced development of North
Eastern Region.
3. Speeded up industrialization of North Eastern region.
4. Anti militancy programmes and insurgency in North East.
5. Work undertaken to expand infrastructure.
6. Programmes on special economic package for North Eastern Region.
7. Programmes on integrity of North Eastern Region State with other States of
India.
8. Programmes to project the aspirations, needs and sensitivities of the people of
North Eastern Region.
9. Programmes to raise the income level of rural families of North Eastern Region
by harnessing the vast potential of the region in the field of agriculture,
horticulture, medicinal and aromatic herbs, bamboo, water resources, power
resources and minerals.
10. Programmes to reduce the isolation and increase much needed physical and
psychological integration of North Eastern Region.
11. Programmes to develop tourism, horticulture, food processing and other sectors
where the region has a natural advantage.
Besides this, the National channel DD-1 is having a dedicated slot on weekly basis
for North East a weekly round up programme titled" North East Round Up" which
carries development and other informative stories of North East Region on every
Tuesday at 9:00am.
In addition, the programme based on the following topics will also be produced and
telecast: 1. Women Empowerment, 2. Programme pertaining to Youth, College and
School students, 3. Family Drama, 4. Comedy, 5. Adventure/Detective stories, and
6. Love stories.
Budget allocation for North-East
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M
M
PP
SS
O
P
A
ROY
ALT
Y
TO
TA
L
1 PPC(
NE)
168
720
25
00
41
0
00
171
630
2 Guw
ahati
160
000
68
00
11
60
00
167
960
3 Dibr 692
ugarh 4
28
00
20
0
100
100
24
4 Silch
ar
100
00
32
00
60
0
00
100
24
5 Shill
ong
755
0
30
99
96
0
00
116
09
6 Agart 105
ala
00
30
00
61
0
5000
191
10
7 Tura
735
0
21
00
50
0
00
995
0
8 Itana
gar
121
50
55
00
10
00
00
186
50
9 Kohi
ma
740
0
14
00
21
0
00
901
0
1 Aiza
0 wl
740
0
34
00
76
0
00
115
60
1 Imph
1 al
740
0
30
00
56
0
00
109
60
1 Gang
2 tok
00
10
0
60
00
160
00
00
00
114
00
36
89
9
70
30
5100
465
823
1 Delhi 114
00
3
TOT
AL
416
794
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DOORDARSHAN
PRODUCTION CENTRES
KENDRAS/PROIGRAMME
There are 66 Kendras/programme Production Centers of Doordarshan located in
different parts of the country. These Kendras/ Production Centers are functioning under
the overall guidance, supervision and control of Director General: Doordarshan.
Number of DDKs/PPCs varies from one to four in different States/UTs according to
size of the State/UT (annexure-I). The DDKs/ PPCs produce and telecast programmes
within their coverage zone as per regional/local need for programming. All the DDks/
PPCs in a State are co-coordinated by the capital Kendra of the respective State for
production and telecast. The DDks/ PPCs also produce/ contribute for the programme
telecast on DD1 National and other channels of Doordarshan. There is a Regional
Window on DD1 National for telecasting regional programme daily from 3.00 pm to
8.00 pm in States/ UTs. However, in Tamil Nadu the time of regional window is
extended up to 11.00 pm from Monday to Thursday.
The regional/ local programmes produced/ telecast from the Kendras have terrestrial
support for which there are a number of transmitters of varying capacity in each State/
UT (annexure-I). The Kendras telecast regional as well as local/ area specific
programmes in their respective coverage zones. The terrestrial reach of the programme
in each State/ UT is given in Annexure-III
For maintenance of transmitters and
Maintenance Canters all over the country.
related
equipments
there
are
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Normally Kendra Director is the official head of the Kendra. He is responsible for the
overall functioning of the Kendra. The Kendra has three major wings: 1) Programme
Wing, 2) Engineering Wing, and 3) Administrative Wing for carrying out its duties and
responsibilities of programme production and telecast. The programme Wing
(including news) is responsible for programme planning, production and telecast; the
Engineering Wing is responsible for operating and up-keeping hardware equipments
and machinery relating to programme production and telecast; and the Administrative
Wing is responsible to provide administrative support and facility to the Kendra such as
recruitment of staff, payment of salary, general administration etc.
Annexure- I
Doordarshan Network (as on 31.03.2008)
Sl.
State /UT
Studio
s
No.
HP
National Channel
News Channel
(DD 1) Trs.
(DD News) Trs.
TOTAL
LPT VLP
Tr
154
HPTs
LPTs
VLP
TOTAL
Ts
s
Ts
p
Ts
1
Andhra
Pradesh
3
9
75
10
1
95
4
6
0
10
2
Arunachal
Pradesh
1
1
3
39
1
44
1
0
0
1
3
Assam
4
4
20
1
1
26
2
1
0
3
4
Bihar
2
4
32
2
0
38
2
2
0
4
5
Chhatisgarh
2
3
16
8
0
27
1
0
0
1
6
Goa
1
1
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
1
7
Gujarat
2
7
51
3
0
61
4
3
0
7
8
Haryana
1
2
13
0
0
15
1
7
0
8
9
Himachal
Pradesh
1
3
7
39
2
51
2
1
0
3
10
Jammu &
Kashmir
4
14
15
87
1
117
5
3
0
8
11
Jharkhand
2
3
17
2
0
22
2
2
1
5
12
Karnataka
2
8
47
7
0
62
4
2
0
6
13
Kerala
3
4
20
4
0
28
3
2
0
5
14
Madhya
Pradesh
3
7
61
6
0
74
4
0
0
4
15
Maharashtra
3
8
79
20
0
107
5
10
0
15
16
Manipur
1
2
1
4
0
7
1
0
0
1
17
Meghalya
2
2
3
2
1
8
2
0
0
2
18
Mizoram
1
2
1
2
1
6
1
1
0
2
19
Nagaland
1
2
2
6
2
12
1
1
0
2
20
Orissa
3
5
62
16
1
84
2
7
2
11
21
Punjab
2
4
5
0
1
10
3
0
0
3
155
22
Rajasthan
1
7
65
17
2
91
4
4
0
8
23
Sikkim
1
1
0
6
0
7
1
0
0
1
24
Tamil Nadu
3
7
44
7
1
59
2
9
0
11
25
Tripura
1
1
5
1
1
8
1
1
0
2
26
Uttar
Pradesh
7
11
52
3
0
66
7
10
1
18
27
Uttarakhand
1
1
15
33
2
51
1
2
0
3
28
West Bengal
3
9
19
1
0
29
4
2
0
6
29
A.&N.
Islands
1
1
1
15
0
17
1
1
0
2
30
Chandigarh
1
0
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
31
Dadra & Nagar
Haveli
0
0
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
32
Daman & Diu
0
0
2
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
33
Delhi
2
1
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
1
34
Lakshadweep
0
0
1
8
0
9
0
0
3
3
35
Pondicherry
1
1
1
2
0
4
0
1
0
1
Total
66
135
737
351
18
1241
73
78
7
158
Note 1.
In addition to the above transmitters, 4 digital transmitters at metros are in
: operation. Total No. of Transmitters: 1403.
Annexure- II
156
List of channels on DD Direct Plus
DD
Private
Radio
Channels
Channels
Channel
s
DD1
MH-1
National
DD News
DD Sports
AIR
Hindi
Enert 10
AIR
Channel
Bangla
9 INXM
AIR
Telugu
DD Bharati
DD India
DD Rajya
Total TV
AIR
Hindi
Marthi
Smile TV
AIR
Hindi
Tamil
PTC News
AIR
Sabha
DD
Punjabi
Astha TV
Malayalam
DD Bangla
DD Oriya
AIR
Gujarati
ETC Hindi AIR
Music
Kannada
Makkal
AIR
Tamil
North
East
Service
DD
Time TV
AIR
Gujarati
Hindi
Vividh
Bharat
VBS
DD
Zee Jagran FM Gold
157
Punjabi
Hindi
DD North
Jaihind TV FM
East
(Delhi)
Rainbow
(Chennai
)
DD
Music
FM
Podhigai
India
Rainbow
(Tamil)
Hindi
(Bangalo
re)
DD
Kalaingar
AIR
Saptagiri
TV
Urdu
Star Utsav
AIR
(Telugu)
DD
Chandana
Oriya
(Kannada)
DD
Win TV
AIR
Sahyadri
Malayala
(Marathi)
m
DD Kashir
B4U
AIR
(Kashmiri)
Music
Assames
e
DD Lok
Megha TV
Sabha
FM Gold
(Mumbai
)
DD Urdu
Deutch
AIR
Welle
Rangam
Gyandarsh
Korean
Radio
an-1
Broadcasti
Kashmir
ng System
News Live FM
158
Guwahati
Rainbow
Amrita TV
Kairali
Malayam
India
News
BAG
(News 24
Channels)
IGNOU-II
Gyandars
han
Total- 47 TV channels and 21 Radio
channels
Annexure- III
DOORDARSHAN COVERAGE IN STATES/ UTs
Sr. No.
State
DD1 Channel
DD News Channel
Area %
Pop. %
Area %
Pop. %
1.
Andhra Pradesh
82.7
89.7
12.4
28.7
2
Arunachal Pradesh
18.4
56.5
5.8
21.6
3.
Assam
81.1
85.4
40.1
47.6
4
Bihar
93.8
94.0
24.0
38.5
5
Chhatisgarh
69.2
79.5
11.4
22.5
6
Goa
99.9
99.9
62.2
69.5
159
7
Gujarat
93.3
96.9
15.9
42.1
8
Haryana
99.9
99.9
82.5
89.1
9
Himachal Pradesh
43.2
67.4
12.0
18.5
10
Jharkhand
96.7
97.4
15.7
23.4
11
Jammu & Kashmir
62.3
95.0
22.4
74.4
12
Karnataka
76.2
82.4
23.7
35.2
13
Kerala
99.1
99.2
56.5
90.3
14
Madhya Pradesh
78.1
79.2
19.9
37.0
15
Maharashtra
82.9
91.9
26.6
52.4
16
Manipur
40.6
69.8
25.2
58.7
17
Meghalaya
95.1
97.8
37.5
49.7
18
Mizoram
71.3
75.2
24.5
63.7
19
Nagaland
71.5
72.4
29.6
46.5
20
Orissa
88.7
93.3
12.4
25.3
21
Punjab
99.9
99.9
73.5
73.4
22
Rajasthan
77.4
80.8
18.6
41.7
23
Sikkim
80.4
95.7
58.6
70.6
24
Tamilnadu
95.8
95.8
40.2
47.3
25
Tripura
93.5
93.5
72.2
78.4
26
Uttar Pradesh
90.5
96.4
47.6
60.3
27
Uttaranchal
57.4
81.4
12.2
32.4
28
West Bengal
97.7
97.9
55.2
64.6
29
A & N Islands
46.7
98.5
16.5
56.1
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30
Chandigarh
99.9
99.9
99.9
99.9
31
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
65.2
65.0
-
-
32
Daman &Diu
99.9
99.9
-
-
33
Delhi
99.9
99.9
-
-
34
L'DWEEP ISLANDS
99.6
99.6
13.2
16.7
35
Pondicherry
99.9
99.9
51.1
71.5
Total
81.0
92.0
25.6
49.1
Note: 1. Coverage figures are inclusive of fringe areas (elevated antennae & boosters are
required for obtaining reception in fringe areas).
2. Terrain conditions not taken into consideration.
3. 99.9% coverage has been indicted in respect of those States/ UTs entire area/
population of which lies in the coverage zone of existing/ proposed transmitters.
There is possibility of certain uncovered pockets in these States/ UTs due to
shadow areas.
Annexure VI
List of Special Programmes produced by Kendras under Innovations in
Governance project
DDK Patna
1. Sridhar C.D.M, Purnea, Bihar, Revamping District infrastructure.
2. Disbursement of old age pension to beneficiaries in Bihar.
3. Indian Railways - integrated train inquiry system through call centres
initiated in Bangalore and Patna (Extended to the rest of the country
in Phases).
DDK Thiruvanathapuram
1. Innovation strategies for Tribal Development a) Attappady waste land
comprehensive Environment Conservation Project, Kerala.
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2. ASRAYA - Community based social security through Panchayat Raj
institution, Kerala.
DDK Ahmedabad
1. Gujarat Emergency Earthquake Reconstruction Project, Gujarat.
2. One day Governance - Vadodra & Ahmedabad models, Gujarat
(Background material attached)
3. Urban Governance - Innovation in Municipal Administration.
(Background material attached).
4. Rajeev Topno, District Collector, Vadodra, Managing
Crises.
5. Water infrastructure in Gujarat - Dhananjay Dwivedi, DM Kachchh Bhuj, Gujarat.
6.
Vegetable Garden - Kitchen Garden
supplementary Nutrition, Vadodra Gujarat.
at
Anganwadis
for
7. e-governance for public service delivery, Gujarat (Vadodra and
Ahmedabad collect orates).
DDK Dehradun
1.
S
S
Sandhu,
Secretary,
Govt.
of
Uttrakhand,
Municipal
Administration.
2. Swalijaldhara - Govt. of Uttrakhand
3. Empowerment of Women - Franchisee Arrangement interested to
local self help group in Uttrakhand Powder Corporation Ltd.
Uttrakhand.
DDK Bangalore
1. Upendra Tripathy, MD Bangalore, Metropolitan Transport
Corporation;
Area: Turn around of a sick unit and introducing state of the art
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technology. (Address BMTC Central Office, KH Road, Shantinagar 560027;
2. Shri Rajeev Chawla, Secretary, e- governance, Govt. of Karnataka; Computerization of land records - Bhoomi project:
3. Ritesh K. Singh Dy. Commissioner, Uttara Kannada, Karnataka-PPP
4. Innovation in primary education a. Nali - Kali in Karnataka
5. e- treasury, Mission Mode Project, Karnataka.
6. Payment of wages to beneficiaries under National Rural Employment
Guarantee Act through Post Office Savings Bank Account - Karnataka
7. Issue of refund in all cases where returns have been received by 31st
July in Udduni Range, Karnataka (Indian Revenue Service).
8. S.M. Jaamdar, Principal Secretary to the Govt. Revenue Department,
M.S. Building, Govt. of Karnataka, Bangalore 560001 (Integrated Land
Records Management System - A Paradigm Change in Karnataka
State) (Background paper attached)
9. Indian Railways - Integrated Train Enquiry System through call
centres
initiated in Bangalore.
10. Indian Revenue Service - Disposal of Variety of Grievances with two
days of petition being filed - Bangalore.
11. Yeshasvini - Cooperative Health Care Scheme, Karnataka
12. Fund based Accounting System, Karnataka - for property tax
collection in Bangalore City Corporation.
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13.
Bharat
Nirman
Rural Electrification,
featuring
Bharatal
Meena, IAS,
Chairman.
14. Bharat Nirma - Featuring Vijayanarashimhan, MD, BESCOM
15. People friendly policing and Tacking Naxalism - featuring MK
Nagaraj, IG Intelligence, Karnataka.
DDK Chennai
1. Gagandeep Singh Bedi, DM Cuddalore - Disaster Management during
Tsunami
(presently,
Director,
Dept.
of
Rural
Development,
Govt. of Tamil Nadu, Chennai (Background paper attached)
2.
MA
Siddique,
District
Magistrate,
Sivaganga,
Tamil
Nadu;
Revamping PDS.
3. E- registrations a)Tamil Nadu (STAR)
4. Treasury Information System, Tamil Nadu
5. e - treasury, Mission Mode Project, Tamil Nadu
6. Disbursement of micro - credit to identifies self -help groups in
five
districts of Tamil Nadu, in association with NABARD.
7. Sudeep Jain, Joint Secretary, Department of Rural Development, Govt.
of Tamil Nadu, Chennai.
8. Indian Revenue Service - Increasing Awareness of TDS through
meetings with Bankers, Municipal Corporations and Town and
VillagePanchayats - Tambaram Range, Tamil Nadu.
DDK Jaipur
1. Manju Rajpal, DM Dungarpur - Effective Implementation of NREGA:
2. "Apni Yojana" Govt. of Rajasthan
3. Rajeev Topno, District Collector, Vadodra, Rajasthan, Managing
Crises Situations.
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DDK Delhi
1. R. Balakrishnan, Dy. Election Commissioner, Election Commissioner
of India, New Delhi; - Election process, use of technology in UP
elections (Background material attached).
2. Risk based customs clearance of goods (Indian Revenue Service)
3. Accredited clients Programme - for speedy clearance of Cargo (Indian
Revenue Service).
4. Simplified customs procedure for movement of goods from port to
hinterland (Indian Revenue Service).
5. Reduction of dwell time (Indian Revenue Service).
6. Green Channel for air travel passenger/public (Indian Revenue
Service)
7. Promotion of exports (Indian Revenue Service)
8. Periodical payment of excise Duty introduced by abolishing "pay and
removal of goods system (Indian Revenue Service)
9. Streamlining of audit system (Indian Revenue Service)
10. Large Tax payer unit scheme (Indian Revenue Service)
11. Conservation of biological resources and prevention of drug abuse
(Indian Revenue Service)
12.
Applications under RTI are accepted at over 3,600 Post Office at
District
and
tehsil
level
on
behalf
of
GOI's
Ministries/Organisations/PSUs.
13. Integrated train enquiry system through call centres.
This is an
operation in Bangalore and Patna. It will be extended to the rest of the
country in phases and completed by 30th September, 2007 (Railways).
14. Internet ticketing (Railways)
15. Sale of tickets through machines operated by ICICI Bank in shopping
malls, restaurants and retail outlets. (Railways).
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16.
Sh.
RS
Pandey,
Chief Secretary,
Nagaland,
Communication,improving public Services (presently in the Ministry of
Steel, Govt. of India, New Delhi 011-23062912)
17. Problems of Street/Destitute Children.
18. Empowerment of Women - Stree Shakti Govt. of NCT, Delhi
19. Department of Posts - Instant money orders at 350 locations all over
the country.
20. Department of Posts - e payment services (includes bill collection and
payment on behalf of various services providers apart from payment of
various taxes, municipal dues and school and colleges fees in 3,700 post
offices.
21. Department of posts - e-post service.
22. Expansion and improvement of delivery of postal and financial
services through post offices - dept. of Posts, Govt. of India.
23. Indian Revenue Service - Return mela held at Pragati Madan in Delhi
(Over 3 lakh files) - Delhi.
24. Indian Revenue Service - e- filling of corporate returns.
25.
Indian
Revenue
Service
(Customs
and
Central
Excise)
-
Rationalizations of customs and Central Excise duties).
26. Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise) - Valuation
System of Goods for taxation.
27. Indian Revenue Services (Customs and Central Excise) - Electronic
filling and processing of import/export documents in customs.
28. Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise) - Enhanced
internet based Customs services.
29. Ashutosh Jindal, Dy. Secretary, Ministry of Finance, North Block,
New Delhi, (Ph.011-23092908/23092076; 9868886473 (Provision of
166
drinking
water
and Sanitation in Rural Areas; Success
Stories of Public Private Community Partnership.
30. M.Naga Raju, Director, Ministry of Finance, Dept. of Economics,
North Block, New Delhi (011-2309205) (meeting the Challenges of
Millennium Development Goals: Practice in an Indian District).
DDK Jalanadhar
1. Shri Krishen Kumar, DC Nawanshar, Punjab; - Female Foeticide;
(Presently posted as Chief Administrator, PUDA, Govt. of Punjab,
Mohali, Tel.0172-2215522.
2. E- registration a) Punjab (PRISM) (Sh. N.S. Kalsi) (Background
material attached).
3. Innovations in transport Sector - Computerization in transport
Department in Punjab.
4. Single Window system in Punjab.
5.
Computerization of Govt. work for facilitation of the public innovation practices of Sh. Vikas Garg, DC Mukatsar and Sh.
Gurmeet Singh/Jasbir Singh.
6. Computerization of Land records; E- Governance in Punjab innovation practices highlighted by Dy. Director, land records.
7. Sh. G.S. Bains, Principal Secretary, Local Bodies and Smt. Namrata
Kalsi AGM GMADA.On line approval of building maps and survey
of waste land for construction of houses for the poor.
8. Shri Suresh Kumar, IAS, Administration Secretary Electricity &
Irrigation - Effective implementation of cooperation movement in
ruralareas. Introduced this in urban areas also.
DDK Lucknow
1. Amrit Abhijaat, Director, Mandi, Gomti Nagar, Vibhuti Khand, Govt.
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of
UP,
Lucknow,
0522- 2720381
(O) 6459920 (R)9415411750
(Ek
Talab Ka Kayakalap) (Background material attached)
2. Lokvani - an E- effort to empower. (Dist. Magistrate/Dist.
Administration, Sitapur and National Informatics Centre, Sitapur, UP
(Background material attached)
3. Lokvani Project - featuring Sh. AK Singh, former District Information
Officer, Sitapur, UP
DDK Mumbai
1. Shri Shrikar Pardeshi, CEO Zilla Parishad, Yavatmal, Maharashtra Micro finance and Self Help Groups.
2.
Nipun Vinayak, CEO, Zila Parishad, Jalna District, Maharashtra
Water Sanitation and Health Innovation.
3. Ganjan Kinnu, SDM, Arvi, District Wardha, Maharashtra - Citizens
involved in Wardha health delivery.
4. E- registration a) Maharashtra (Sarita) (Background material attached)
5. Slum Sanitation in Pune
6. Resettlement and Rehabilitation of the Urban Poor: The Mumbai
UrbanTransport Project, Mumbai, Maharashtra.
7. Koshawahini, Marashtra
8. Treasury Information System, Maharashtra
9. Innovation Strategies for Tribal Development a) Baif Development
Research Foundation, Pune Maharashtra.
10. Sh. Nitin Kareer, IAS, Commissioner, Pune Division Pune, Tel. 020
-26362223 - Computerization of Registration Dept. through private
participation.
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Annexure-VII
DD Channels tuned in TV Households*
Channels
TV Households
%
(In Thousand)
DD1(National Network)
95934
99.2
DD News
59995
62.0
DD Malayalam
4140
4.3
DD Podhigai(Tamil)
8425
8.7
914
0.9
DD Bangla
5692
5.9
DD Saptagiri
6514
6.7
DD Chandana (Kannada)
4393
4.5
DD Sahyadri(Marathi)
8187
8.5
DD Gujarati
1513
1.6
DD Punjabi
1184
1.2
DD Bharati
2632
2.7
DD Sports
18509
19.1
% base (Est. TV HHs)
96746
100.0
DD Oriya
(Source IRS 2007 Round -2).
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Growth of Programme Production Centres, Transmitters & Viewership
Year
No. of PPCs
No. of
No. of TV
No. of
Transmitters
Homes
Viewers
(in lakhs)
(in lakh)
2001
55
1236
606
2618
2002
56
1358
722
2702
2003
59
1396
798
2963
2004
60
1403
831
3075
2005
64
1400
900
3379
2006
64
1399
933
4442
2007
66
1403
996*
4605*
* IRS 2008 R1
(Source ARU/Indian Readership Survey)
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Annexure-VIII
Viewership of TV Channels on DD Direct Plus
(Based on Viewership Survey on DD Direct Plus, 2007)
S.N. Channel
%
DD Channel
1
DD1
84.5
2
DD News
57.2
3
DD Sports
43.7
4
DD Bharati
30.9
5
DD Urdu
9.5
6
DD India
27.4
Lok Sabha/Rajya Sabha/Gyan
Darshan Channels
1
Lok Sabha
13.7
2
Rajya Sabha
11.7
3
Gyan Darshan
12.4
Regional Channels of DD
1
DD Malayam
7.8
2
DD Bangla
5.8
3
DD Oriya
4.7
4
DD Gujarati
4.6
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5
DD Punjabi
10.7
6
DD Podhigai
4.8
7
DD Saptagiri
4.2
8
DD Chandana
6.8
9
DD Sahyadri
5.5
10
DD Kashir
6.2
11
DD N.E.
3.0
Private Channels
1
Star Utsav
61.3
2
Aaj Tak
59.8
3
Zee Music
53.3
4
Smile TV
47.2
5
MH1
3.1
6
DW
1.3
7
BBC
15.5
8
Headlines Today
14.4
9
ETC Punjabi
10.0
10
TV 9
7.0
11
Sun TV
12.3
12
Sun News
5.5
13
Jain TV
9.1
172
14
Kairali
7.3
15
Akash Bangla
7.2
16
ETV Marathi
3.5
17
Jaya TV
6.2
18
Sadhna
4.7
19
Play TV
1.0
20
Zee Jagran
0.4
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CHAPTER- V
PRASAR BHARATI – FINANCE & ACCOUNTS
All India Radio
Annual Plan 2007-08
Name of
Scheme
FINANCIAL
Outlay
1
2
PHYSICAL
Expenditure
during
2007-08
Physical
Target
3
Physical
Achievemen
t
Remarks
5
6
4
A Existing
Spillover
schemes
85.00
Capital Plan
1. J&K Special
Package
2. N.E. Special
Package
2250.00
32.00 J&K
Packageph-I
completed
except
modificatio
n of Hostel
Accomodat
ion which
will be
completed
in the
cuurent
working
season.
320.00 _
_
174
Phase-II of Special NE package
was sanctioned by Govt. in
May,06. As such no target for
completion was fixed during
2007-08. Present status is given
below.
1. 1 KW FM stations – 19 Nos.
There is delay in offer and
handing over of sites by the State
Governments.Sites have been
taken over at four places at
Changlang, Goalpara, Tuipang &
Udaipur • Seven
sites
at
Tamenglong , Bomdila, Kolasib ,
Karimganj , Daporijo , Khonsa
and Champhai are yet to be
handed
over
by
State
Governments. At Nutan Bazar,
the State Govt. has withdrawn
the site even after demarcation
and an alternate site has been
offered. This would result in delay
in executing the project. Matter
regarding acquisition of alternate
site is being pursued with State
Government.
• Payment for Phek has is being
sent to DC Phek with the request
to hand over the site at the
earliest. Demand notes
for
Lumding & Ukhrul are awaited
from the State Governments.
• As no suitable site at Dawki
(Meghalaya) could be offered by
the state Government, therefore
location has been changed to
Cherrapunjee with the approval
of the Ministry and site is being
identified. At rest of the places
also acquisition of sites is under
process.
• Order placed for 1 KW FM
Transmitters
.
Delivery
is
expected
by August, 2008.
(2) Silchar 5 KW FM Tr. -Order
placed for Tr. & Gangtok 10 KW
FM Tr.- Purchase proposal
is
under
process.
(3) 100 W FM relay centres -A
tentative list of 100 places has
been
finalised
and
State
Governments
are
being
approached for suitable location,
power supply, etc. for installing
them. Transmitters have been
rerecived
at
Guwahati.
(4) Chinsurah 1000 kW MW Tr.Purchase
proposal
for
transmitter
sanctioned
by
Ministry. Further action is in
175
progress.
(5) Kavaratti 10 kW MW Tr.Additional land has been allotted
by the local administration. Order
for Tr. has been placed.
(6)
Digital
Satellite
News
Gathering
Systems
/MSS
terminals – Order placed for MSS
Terminals. For DSNG Systems ,
technical evaluation of tender is
over and Firm has been asked to
confirm validation of offer.
(7) Sanction of Installation StaffMinistry has been requested to
expedite
the
sanction
of
Installation staff sent vide DG:AIR
ID No. 10/6/2006- D(Plg), dated
19/6/2006 to ensure timely
implementation of Projects.
3. Normal
Schemes
12692.00
9634.05 FM
Transmitter
s : 41Nos.
- 1 KW- 1
No.- 5
KW- 2 Nos.
- 10 KW 32 Nos.20 KW- 6
Nos. MW
Transmitter
s : 4
Nos.Uplink
s : 4
Nos.
Permanent
Studios :
4 Nos
176
FM
Transmitters
: 6 Nos. - 1
KW- Nil.- 5
KW- Nil - 10
KW - Nil.- 20
KW- 6 Nos.
MW
Transmitters
: 3
Nos.Uplinks
: 4
Nos...Perma
nent Studios
: Nil
FM Transmitters1 KW FM Tr.RairangpurTr.
installed.
Measurements are in progress.5
KW FM Trs. at Oras &
Longtherai. Installation is in
progress and will be completed
by June,08.10 KW FM Yrs.- 32
Nos.-Purchase proposal
is
awaiting sanction for placing
order.20
KW
FM
Trs.-6
Nos.Delhi-2- Trs. installed &
commissioned.Chennai-2do-, Kolkata-1 & Mumbai-1- Trs.
installed & commissioned on
existing system with 10 KW
pending
procurement
of
Combiner Unit which is under
process. MW Transmitters 4
Nos.Transmitters
at
Delhi(Nangli), & Raipur installed
& commissioned. Transmitters at
Najibabad & Dungarpur are
under
installation
&
testing.Uplinks4
NosEquipment
installed.
Leh
commissioned.
At
Rohtak,
Varanasi
and
Aurangabad
commissioning
is
in
progress.Permanent Studios - 4
Nos. Leh & Tawang- Building is
ready. Installation taken up & will
be completed in current working
season. Working season is
limited.Mysore- Delay in civil
works. Building is now ready and
Installation is in progress and
expectyed to be completed by
June,08.Jaipur- Delay in building
work. Buildingis work is near
completion.
11th Plan Approval is awaited.
II-11th PLAN
1.J&K Phase-II
0.00
60.00 Phase-II of
J&K
Package
was
sanctioned
in May,07.
400.00
Digitalisation of
transmitters,
studios,
connectivity
&
DTH Channels
1.00
Strengthening of
External
services
by
Digital
6.00
E-Governance,
training,
Resources,
security,
Addl.
Office
Accommodation,
Staff Qrs etc.
1.00
177
Project sanctioned in May,07.
Procurement of Diesel generators
and UPS systems for Existing
Stations of AIR in J&K is in
progress.
New
Technology
and Science
&
Technology
(R&D)
RevenueMisc
Revenue Software
Total
Funds
under
revenue
plan are
mainly
used for
operation
&
maintenan
ce of
newly
installed
projects,
payment
of salary
to
installatio
n staff,
procurem
ent of
initial
spares
etc.
3150.00
2575.47
3250.00
2472.17
21835.00
14876.07
53
13
178
All India Radio
Annual Plan 2006-07
Name of
Scheme
FINANCIAL
Outlay
1
2
PHYSICAL
Expenditure
during
2007-08
Physical Target
3
4
A Existing
Spillover
schemes
Capital Plan
1. J&K Special
Package
85.00
32.12 J&K
Package-ph-I
completed
except
modification of Hostel
Accomodation which
will be completed in
the cuurent working
season.
179
Physical
Achievem
ent
5
Remarks
6
2. N.E. Special
Package
2250.00
320.00 _
_
180
Phase-II of Special
NE package was
sanctioned
by
Govt. in May,06. As
such no target for
completion
was
fixed during 200708. Present status
is given below.
1. 1 KW FM
stations – 19 Nos.
There is delay in
offer and handing
over of sites by the
State
Governments.Sites
have been taken
over at four places
at
Changlang,
Goalpara, Tuipang
& Udaipur • Seven
sites
at
Tamenglong
,
Bomdila, Kolasib ,
Karimganj
,
Daporijo , Khonsa
and Champhai are
yet to be handed
over
by
State
Governments.
At
Nutan Bazar, the
State Govt. has
withdrawn the site
even
after
demarcation
and
an alternate site
has been offered.
This would result in
delay in executing
the project. Matter
regarding
acquisition
of
alternate site is
being pursued with
State Government.
• Payment for Phek
is being sent to DC
Phek
with
the
request to hand
over the site at the
earliest.
Demand
notes for Lumding
&
Ukhrul
are
awaited from the
State
Governments.
• As no suitable site
at
Dawki
(Meghalaya) could
be offered by the
state Government,
therefore location
has been changed
to
Cherrapunjee
with the approval of
the Ministry and
site
is
being
identified. At rest
of the places also
acquisition of sites
is under process.
• Order placed for 1
KW
FM
Transmitters.
Delivery
is
expected
by
August,
2008.
(2) Silchar 5 KW
FM
Tr.
-Order
placed for Tr. &
Gangtok 10 KW FM
Tr.
Purchase
proposal is under
process.
(3) 100 W FM relay
centres -A tentative
list of 100 places
has been finalised
and
State
Governments are
being approached
for
suitable
location,
power
supply, etc. for
181
installing
them.
Transmitters have
been rerecived at
Guwahati.
(4)
Chinsurah
1000 kW MW Tr.Purchase proposal
for
transmitter
sanctioned
by
Ministry.
Further
action
is
in
progress.
(5) Kavaratti 10 kW
MW Tr.- Additional
land
has
been
allotted by the local
administration.
Order for Tr. has
been
placed.
(6) Digital Satellite
News
Gathering
Systems
/MSS
terminals – Order
placed for MSS
Terminals.
For
DSNG
Systems,
technical evaluation
of tender is over
and Firm has been
asked to confirm
validation of offer.
(7) Sanction of
Installation
StaffMinistry has been
requested
to
expedite
the
sanction
of
Installation
staff
sent vide DG:AIR
ID No. 10/6/2006D(Plg),
dated
19/6/2006
to
ensure
timely
implementation of
Projects.
182
3. Normal
Schemes
12692.00
9634.05 FM Transmitters :
41Nos. - 1 KW- 1 No.5 KW- 2 Nos. - 10 KW
- 32 Nos.- 20 KW- 6
Nos. MW Transmitters
: 4 Nos.Uplinks : 4
Nos. Permanent
Studios : 4 Nos
183
FM
Transmitter
s : 6 Nos.
- 1 KWNil.- 5 KWNil - 10 KW
- Nil.- 20
KW- 6 Nos.
MW
Transmitter
s : 3
Nos.Uplink
s : 4
Nos..Perm
anent
Studios :
Nil
FM Transmitters1
KW
FM
Tr.RairangpurTr.
installed.
Measurements are
in progress.5 KW
FM Trs. at Oras &
Longtherai.
Installation is in
progress and will
be completed by
June, 08.10 KW
FM Yrs. - 32 Nos.Purchase
proposals
is
awaiting sanction
for placing order.20
KW
FM
Trs.-6
Nos.Delhi-2Trs.
Installed
&
commissioned.Che
nnai-2-do-,
Kolkata-1
&
Mumbai-1Trs.
installed
&
commissioned on
existing
system
with
10
KW
pending
procurement
of
Combiner
Unit
which is under
process.
MW
Transmitters
4
Nos.- Transmitters
at Delhi(Nangli), &
Raipur installed &
commissioned.
Transmitters
at
Najibabad
&
Dungarpur
are
under installation &
testing.Uplinks- 4
NosEquipment
installed.
Leh
commissioned. At
Rohtak, Varanasi
and
Aurangabad
commissioning is in
progress.Permanen
t Studios - 4 Nos.
Leh & TawangBuilding is ready.
Installation
taken
up
&
will
be
completed
in
current
working
season.
Working
season
is
limited.MysoreDelay in civil works.
Building is now
ready
and
Installation is in
progress
and
expectyed to be
completed
by
June,08.JaipurDelay in building
work.
Buildingis
work
is
near
completion.
II-11th PLAN
1.J&K Phase-II
Digitalisation
of
transmitters,
studios,
connectivity
&
DTH Channels
11th Plan Approval
is awaited.
0.00
60.00 Phase-II of J&K
Package was
sanctioned in May,07.
400.00
184
Project sanctioned
in
May,07.
Procurement
of
Diesel generators
and UPS systems
for
Existing
Stations of AIR in
J&K is in progress.
Strengthening of
External services
by Digital
1.00
E-Governance,
training,
Resources,
security,
Addl.
Office
Accommodation,
Staff Qrs etc.
6.00
New Technology
and Science &
Technology
(R&D)
1.00
Revenue- Misc
3150.00
2575.47 Funds under revenue
plan are mainly used
for
operation
&
maintenance of newly
installed
projects,
payment of salary to
installation
staff,
procurement of initial
spares etc.
Revenue Software
3250.00
2472.17
21835.00
14876.07
Total
53
185
13
Revenue Non-Plan (Grant –in-air) of DG: AIR
Annexure – I
(Rupees in thousand)
S.No.
Name of Media Units/Activities
BE 2007-08
(Approved by
Ministry)
RE 2007-08
BE 2008-09
1
2
3
4
5
(Non-Plan)
(Non-Plan)
(Non-Plan)
5378800
5508200
5376500
Broadcasting (Major Head-2221) Sound Broadcasting
(Sub Major Head) Direction and Administration (Minor
Head) Prasar Bharati (Minor Head)
1
Revenue Non-Plan (Grants-in-Aid)
For All India Radio
Annexure – II
(Rupees in thousand)
Sl.No.
Name of Media
Units/Activity
BE 2007-2008
RE 2007-2008
BE 2008-2009
Plan
Non-Plan
Total
Plan
Non-Plan
Total
Plan
Non-Plan
Total
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
1
2
1
Broadcasting (Major NA
Head-2221) Sound
Broadcasting (Sub
Major Head)
Direction and
Administration
(Minor Head)
NA
NA
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
Television (Sub
Major Head)
Salaries
NA
NA
0
0
0
0
0
0
NA
186
3
General (Sub-Major
Head) Prasar
Bharati (Minor
Head) Revenue
Non-Plan (Grantsin-Aid) All India
Radio
NA
5378800
5378800
0
5508200
5508200
0
5376500
5376500
4
Total
0
5378800
5378800
0
5508200
5508200
0
5376500
5376500
187
Annexure-IV
Expenditure Details I/C Plan Revenue (2007-08) of Doordarshan
Doordarshan
SBG
RE
FE
Exp.
50.00
50.91
45.82
42.19
20.00
9.57
9.57
3.90
Reasons for shortfall
DBS
1 J&K special plan
Capital
1) DTH receive units meant
for
J & K region could not be
provided due to non
availability of space, which
was to be provided by
state govt. 2) Slow
progress of 300 meter
tower work at AMRITSAR
Revenue
30.00
29.15
29.15
37.99
2 Distillation and
61.43
modernization of
production facility (studio/
OB)
52.43
52.43
52.43
3 N E special package
40.00
55.03
75.72
80.99
Capital
25.00
40.00
40.00
43.73
Revenue
15.00
15.00
15.00
37.24
4 DTH
10.00
9.00
9.00
9.00
5 HDTV
39.20
00.10
0.10
0.10
6 Other spill over schemes
6.00
47.08
47.08
93.78
7 Software
60.00
59.98
59.98
188.78
40.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
Acquisition/Production
(normal)
8 Digitillisation of
188
Non approval of new
transmitters
scheme
9 Commonwealth games
coverages
0.01
0.00
0.00
0.00
Total DBS
306.64 262.31 262.31 258.33
[Capital]
201.64 158.18 158.18 153.23
[Revenue]
105.00 104.13 104.13 105.10
IEBR support
438.20 268.59 268.59 163.10
[Capital]
150.00 66.00
[Revenue]
288.20 202.59 202.59 163.58
Grand Total (IEBR + DBS)
744.84 530.90 530.90 471.63
[Capital]
351.64 224.18 224.18 202.55
[Revenue]
393.20 306.72 306.72 268.68
66.00
49.72
Annexure-V
DOORDARSHAN
ANNUAL PLAN 2007-08
S.N
.
Name
of
scheme
Approve
d Outlay
(Rs. in
crore)
Expenditur
e
Physical
Targets
Achievements
Remarks
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
A
Capital
1. J&K
SBG-20
3.9
Permanent
HPT set-ups
at Kupwara
& Amritsar
Pmt. HPT set-up
at
Kupwara(DD1&D
D Kashir)
commissioned
Foundation
of Tower at
Amritsar
completed.
Erection to
Special
Plan
RE-9.57
(Rs. in
crore)
189
start
2.NE
Special
packag
e
SBG-25
RE-40
43.73
Studio, Port
Blair(aug.)
Completed
HPT,Kokrajh
ar (int.)
Interim HPT at
Kokrajhar
commissioned
HPTs, Port
Blair
(DD1&DD
News)
DD1 & DD News
HPTs at Port
Blair
commissioned
VLPT
projects-35
nos.
11 VLPT Projects
completed &
commissioned
Distribution
of 25000
DTH sets &
TV sets for
NE States
All 25000 DTH
sets & TV sets
handed over to
nodal officers of
respective State
Govt.
10 ch. Cband uplink
(for DTH
service in
A&N Islands)
190
Equipment
for
remaining
VLPTs
supplied &
departmenta
l works in
progress (16
addl. VLPTs
since
commissione
d till July,08
Tenders
received &
under
evaluation
(order since
placed in
June,08)
Upgradation
of E.S. at
Guwahati
(for 2 NE
channels)
3.
Normal
scheme
s
SBG306.64
RE215.43
159.98
Tenders
received &
under
evaluation
1. Studio
Projects
Gorakhpur
Completed
(pmt. set-up)
Panaji (addl.
studio)
Building
constructed.
Installation
works in
progress.
Construction
of building in
progress
Jammu
(addl.
studio)
II.
Transmitter
Projects
i) New HPTs4
191
3
Out of 3
HPTs, one
HPT
commissione
d in int. setup.
Installation
of remaining
one HPT
since
completed
ii) HPTs
(permanent
set-up)-7
2
Delay in
completion
of projects
due to
delaying
construction
of towers by
the agencies
iii)
Repacement
of old HPTS
(DD1 & DD
News) at
Chennai.
DD News HPT
commissioned
DD1 HPT
since
commissione
d in April,08
iv) Auto
mode LPTs107
7
Order for 50
LPTs placed.
Tenders for
remaining 50
LPTs
received
Provision of
DTH sets
(20000 nos.)
in Himachal
Pradesh
6926 DTH sets
handed over to
nodal officers of
state Govt.
Addl. 7987
DTH sets
handed over
till July.08.
Remaining
5087 DTH
sets likely to
be supplied
in Aug. 08
192
(Rs. in crores)
Sl.No. Scheme
1
1.
2
Revenue Plan
Outlay
200708
3
Exp.
2007-08
4
Physical
Target
5
Achievement Remarks
6
29.15
29.15
2,798
episodes
2,798
episodes
1. J&K
2.
2. NE Package
15.00
15.00
6,880
episodes
6,880
episodes
3.
Normal
60.00
59.98
18,000
episodes
18,000
episodes
4.
Total Revenue
Plan
5.
Total
104.15
`104.13
27,678
episodes
27,678
episodes
193
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