DD committed to truthful information & wholesome entertainment: Naidu

NEW DELHI: Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today said the Government planned to enhance the reach of Doordarshan FreeDish by distributing Free DD direct-to-home boxes in remote and interior areas of the country through State Governments, especially in the LWE impacted areas.

He said the Ministry would be giving 10,000 DTH boxes to Chattisgarh for distribution in the LWE areas.

He claimed that DD FreeDish was the largest free DTH Service available to the people in the country and reached more than 22 million homes.

Stressing that Doordarshan was committed to truthful information and wholesome entertainment, Naidu was speaking at the release of 14 Short Films produced by DD showcasing the success stories under the various Flagship Schemes of the Government which had positively impacted people’s lives and had brought a transformational change in the country.

Prasar Bharati Chairman Surya Prakash and DD Director General Suprya Sahu were also present.

He said the films had successfully portrayed the underlying development narrative through testimonials from the beneficiaries at the field level all across the country.

Naidu said these films would be showcased on all Doordarshan channels in Hindi and all other Indian languages with the purpose to motivate and inspire others also to use the benefits under various Flagship Schemes of the Government. Such films would also be used by all other Media units of this Ministry to enhance outreach across media platforms.

The following themes have been covered in the short films produced by Doordarshan.
1. Mission Indradhanush
2. Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna and Soil Health Card
3. Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas
4. Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana
5. Skill India
6. Beti Bachao Beto Padhao
7. Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojna
8. Kaushal Bharat Kushal Bharat
9. Pradahn Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna
10. National Solar Mission under Ujjwal Bharat

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