| 18 May 2024
No plans to shift Urdu unit out of AIR HQ, Sindhi to remain in Gujarat: Rathore

NEW DELHI: There is no plan to shift the Urdu Unit from the All India Radio Headquarters in Delhi, Parliament has been informed.

Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore said the decision by Prasar Bharati to shift Indian language news bulletins to their respective regional units at various capital stations of AIR had been taken after the advent of satellite communication as it would cause unnecessary expenditure.

The national news bulletins continues to be aired in their respective languages from the State capitals without any change in time or number of bulletins to ensure optimum utilization of News Readers-cum-Translator in various regional languages posted in News Services Division of AIR.

The Sindhi Unit, which was shifted to Ahmedabad in 2005, is working effectively for more than a decade now. The casual News Reader-cum-Translators in Sindhi are adequately available in that particular region, he said.