Five transmitters are set at Green Ridge in Jammu and Kashmir, Patnitop and Rajouri (2) and Himbottingla in Ladakh.
The central government has taken initiative to extend the broadcast of All India Radio in the border areas. Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said this in a written reply to a question raised in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.
The minister claimed that the broadcast of All India Radio has reached every part of the country, including rural and border areas.
According to central statistics, All India Radio has been able to reach 99.2% of the country’s population. In addition, Doordarshan broadcasts reach 92% of the country’s population.
The Doordarshan Free Dish DTH platform on the other hand is being extended to all channels of All India Radio along with free Doordarshan channels and private TV and FM channels of the country to almost all parts of the country except Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Prasar Bharati has also made arrangements to reach All India Radio and Doordarshan channels via satellite in Andaman and Nicobar through C-Band.
Apart from this, the company has also made arrangements to make this service available on Android and iPhone platforms through internet and NewsOnair app, said Javadekar.
In addition, the central government has launched several projects to expand the coverage of All India Radio in the country. Among them, 32 FM transmitters are being installed across the country, the minister said. Other projects include installing 100-watt FM transmitters at 111 locations for local broadcasting and five five-kilowatt FM transmitters in areas along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir. All these transmitters are located at Green Ridge in Jammu and Kashmir, Patnitop and Rajouri (2) and Himbottingla in Ladakh.