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DD allocates Rs 4.5 lakh for handloom programmes

NEW DELHI: Six kendras of Doordarshan will receive a total amount of Rs 4.5 lakh for telecast of programmes relating to National Handloom Day celebrated by the Textiles Ministry last month.
The decision to reimburse the six stations for varying amounts was taken yesterday (22 September 2016).

The ministry has already remitted a sum of Rs 16.38 lakh. The additional sanction follows a note sent by additional director-general (development communication division) Ranjan Mukherjee to director-general Supriya Sahu.

The kendras and the amounts each will receive are: Mumbai and Hyderabad (Rs 1 lakh for two locations by each kendra); Varanasi (Rs 1 lakh for one local, studio and set); Chennai and Bhubaneshwar (Rs 50,000 each ); and Delhi (studio and set).

A DD directive stated that it has to be ensured that the expenditure does not exceed the ceilings being allocated and each kendra has been asked to send in a report by the fifth of the next month.

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