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Agriculture news on private TV channels recommended

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NEW DELHI: Private television channels should devote some of their time for news on development of agriculture and farmers, Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu has said.

He pointed out that Doordarshan’s Kisan channel was providing credible information to farmers and updating their knowledge about agriculture. He said that it would be useful if private TV channels reduced some of their time from news to focus on agriculture.

Naidu was in Hyderabad over the weekend to give away anniversary awards of Rytu Nestam journal for progressive farmers.

Local journalists who had contributed to development of agriculture were also honoured for their contribution.

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