| 12 Jun 2021
AIR revenue from commercial ads was just over Rs 4.5 billion in 2015-16

NEW DELHI: All India Radio earned Rs 4.54 billion from commercial advertisements during 2015-16.

Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore told Parliament that AIR earned Rs 4.07 billion in 2014-15 and Rs 4.56 billion in 2013-14.

Akashvani (AIR) has 420 broadcasting stations operational in the country including 100 Watt FM Relay Stations.

There are 290 Private FM radio stations operational in the country.

Replying to another question, the Minister said Regional News Units (RNUs) are functioning in all States except Uttarakhand ?and

One RNU has been approved for Dehradun (Uttarakhand).

In Jammu & Kashmir state there are three RNUs at Jammu, Srinagar & Leh.