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Over 29,500 DTH sets provided free by the government in 16 states

NEW DELHI: A total of 29,782 direct-to-home boxes are set to receive Doordarshan’s free-to-air DD Direct Plus, including 20,397 in hilly areas of Himachal Pradesh, which have been provided by the government to 16 states where terrestrial signals are not easily available.

These include 2,277 in Rajasthan and 1,942 in Madhya Pradesh, according to the Information and Broadcasting Ministry.


Doordarshan provides free-to-air with a bouquet of 59 TV channels (19 Doordarshan channels and 40 other TV channels). DTH signals can be received by using a set top box and small sized dish receiver units.


As these signals can be received anywhere in the country except Andaman and Nicobar Islands, DTH service in C-band with bouquet of 10 channels is in operation in the Islands.

The DTH sets have been provided in various states for uncovered areas as part of DTH Scheme and Special NE package (Phase-I).


Prasar Bharati has informed that 21 channels of All India Radio are available through the platform throughout the country.








































































S.No.

Name of the State

No. of DTH sets provided

1.

Arunachal Pradesh

108

2

Assam

332

3

Chhattisgarh

528

4

Gujarat

1253

5

Himachal Pradesh

20397

6

Jammu & Kashmir

500

7

Karnataka

1500

8

Madhya Pradesh

1942

9

Manipur

108

10

Meghalaya

107

11

Mizoram

106

12

Nagaland

108

13

Rajasthan

2277

14

Sikkim

108

15

Tripura

108

16

Uttarakhand

300

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