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Agri graduates hired by AIR, no plans for recruitments for Kisan TV: Jaitley

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NEW DELHI: All India Radio has appointed 26 agricultural graduates as Farm and Home/Farm Radio reporters for its programmes aimed at the farming community.

The Parliament was informed by Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley that these appointees are from the recently concluded recruitment for the post of Transmission Executive. 

Meanwhile, he said Prasar Bharati has ‘no proposal as of now’ to recruit agricultural graduates for Kisan TV channel. 

He said Kisan TV was being run by the in-house staff of Doordarshan and by engagement of casual staff according to the requirement of the channel. 

Experts from the agricultural field are consulted from time to time as required, he added in reply to a question.

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