Agricultural programmes find space on DD channels: Prasar Bharati

MUMBAI: Doordarshan telecasts 30-minute programmes on agriculture six days a week from Monday to Saturday at 6:30 am, Prasar Bharati has said.

Additionally in 18 States, specific agriculture programmes are being telecast for a duration of 30 minutes five days a week from Monday to Friday and over 36 clusters across the country, area specific agricultural programmes are being telecast on narrowcast mode.

As regards Akashvani, almost all stations of All India Radio are broadcasting programmes for farmers daily in the morning, noon and evening. The average duration of agriculture based programmes is 60 to 100 minutes per day. An exclusive project titled Kisan Vani has been launched in association with the Ministry of Agriculture.

Further, the prices of agricultural products in different Mandis are being telecasted five days a week Monday to Friday through Mandi Bhav Bulletins on the national channel of Doordarshan and through 18 regional channels covering 18 States and also on narrowcasting clusters in respect of these States.

In addition, Minimum Support Price (MSP) of agricultural commodities are also being telecasted repeatedly on national channel and regional channels and all narrowcasting clusters. On Akashwani, the retail prices of agricultural produce are being broadcast and they are also included in News bulletins.

This Information was given by Minister of Information and Broadcasting and Parliamentary Affairs, P R Dasmunsi in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha.

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