NEW DELHI: The Government, which had last month issued an update list of urban areas to be covered during Phase III of the Digital Addressable System (DAS), today issued a fourth list relating to West Bengal.
The list issued on 3 November had related to the urban areas to be covered in seven states and one union territory.
That was in addition to the 16 states for which upgradation had been announced on 16 October.
Around 250 towns have been deleted from the West Bengal list while DAS has been shifted to around 10 other towns in 20 districts in West Bengal. This leaves a total of 1,055,469 TV households to be covered by midnight tonight.
The third updated list had referred to changes in Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jammu & Kashmir, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur and Telengana, and the Union Territory of Daman & Diu.
Earlier in October, the states and UTs where changes were made are as follows: Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Rajasthan, Punjab, Tripura, Uttarakahd, Uttar Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar,and Puducherry.
The updated list with regard to these states and UTs also indicates areas that have been deleted and those which have been added, apart from the number of television households to be covered in each case.
The changes have been made on the basis of the list of Urban local Bodies in West Bengal received from the Joint Secretary, Municipal Affairs Department, West Bengal according to an e-mail of 18 December.
It has been clarified that the list does not contain areas covered in the first two phases.
The list of areas to be covered in Phase III was issued on 30 April this year.