Out of these,commissioned programmes account for six hours, another
four and half hours are taken by in-house and news/current affairs
programmes while the archival programmes take four hours daily.
The special audience programmes cover Gojri, Pahari, Ladakhi, Dogri,
Sheena, Balti, Pushtu, Bhadarwahi and Punjabi audiences.
At a meeting to review the progress of the Special J&K Package,
the minister of information & broadcasting Ravi Shankar Prasad was
informed that the project is nearing completion and Rs 2563.6 million
out of an outlay of Rs. 3796.3 million have been spent. 975 programmes
have been commissioned so far.
Some of the current affairs programmes like Date Line Kashmir,
Kashmir Now, Kashmir Nama, Pakistan Reporter,
Sarhad Ke Do Rukh, PTV Sach Kya Hai and Pukhta
Saboot are very popular. Commissioned programmes include serials
on children, women, youth, sports, career counseling etc.
Out of the 112 infra-structural projects envisaged, 109 have already
been commissioned. The completed projects include HPT Srinagar,
12 LPTS, 60 VLPTS, upgradation of eight VLPTS, 10 maintenance centres,
two DSNGs and a studio at Leh. Three satellite uplinks at Srinagar,
Jammu and Leh have been commissioned, HPT at Poonch for DD-2 commissioned
and an interim set up is also commissioned for DD-1&2 at Naushera,
Gurez, Samba and Kupwara. At Tithwal, interim set up is expected
to be completed by June this year, according to a statement from
the Press Information Bureau.
The strengthening of the DD transmitters and other infrastructure
has not only extended DD coverage to the far flung and inaccessible
areas within J&K but also extended coverage to large areas in Pakistan
and the Pakistan Occupied Kashmir countering the propaganda from
across the border. The improvement, both in the content and infrastructure
has helped in focusing on the foreign mercenaries fighting a war
as profession, highlighting the negative effects of militancy in
Kashmir and its fall out, rich and established secular principles
of India and J&K and India's inherent unity in diversity besides
providing healthy entertainment.