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I&B ministry made nodal agency for giving information on govt's achievements

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NEW DELHI: Fazed by the fact that dissemination of information on government's achievements were not being done properly, the information and broadcasting ministry, has been made a nodal agency for the purpose.

This decision was taken at a meeting held on 1 November wherein it was said that various media units of the I&B ministry, including AIR, Doordarshan and Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity would be asked to coordinate and pool their resources for reaching the people in every corner of the country and inform them about progress of the Common Minimum Programme (CMP) of the government.

It was also decided that a separate report on the implementation of the CMP will be sent to the Cabinet Secretary and the Principal Secretary to the PM. DD would produce approximately four-minute programmes based on the progress reported by implementing ministries on the thrust areas of CMP. They would focus on one theme for every week. The respective Ministries would indicate the focus areas and provide inputs and the programmes would be produced in-house by DD.

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