RadioandMusic
| 15 May 2021
AIR strengthening transmitter in Pithoragarh to counter radio broadcasts from across border

NEW DELHI: Admitting that radio broadcasting from other countries can be heard in some parts of the frontier districts of Uttarakhand, Prasar Bharati has said a 10 kW FM transmitter at Pithoragarh has been approved under the 12th Plan.

At present, 1kW MW and 100 W FM transmitters are providing radio coverage to the district of Pithoragarh of Uttarakhand.

All India Radio Programmes broadcast from SW transmitters are being heard in the remote rural areas of the frontier districts, including Pithoragarh.

In addition, 21 radio channels of All India Radio have also been made available on Doordarshan’s DTH platform Freedish and these can be received through a set top box all over the country with the help of small sized dish antenna receiving units.