| 30 Mar 2023
Convert AIR Medium Wave to FM to reach more people, says Javadekar

NEW DELHI: Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar feels Medium Wave (MW) frequency of Akashvani should be converted to FM, as a majority of radio sets catch only FM signals these days.

"Telecast of Doordarshan will be made mandatory on every direct to home and cable network, “according to Javadekar.

Speaking at a press meet in Ahmedabad, Javadekar said his aim was to make Doordarshan and All India Radio the first choice of viewers.

Javedkar invited suggestions from the public in this regard. "I held a meeting with local officials and asked them to come with ideas to improve the content of DD and AIR. To do that, we have decided to invite suggestions from people about what they would like to watch and listen," he said.

"We are taking steps to make Doordarshan channels available in all cable TV as well as direct to home platforms," he further added.

Recently Javadekar, told PTI that he has given an "in principle" approval for the broadcast of news on private FM Radio and a decision in this regard would be taken soon. He said representatives of FM Radio stations had met with him and he told them that he had no objection to them broadcasting news