Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate 91 FM transmitters tomorrow to boost radio connectivity in the country. The FM transmitters of 100 Watt will be inaugurated through video conferencing. These transmitters have been installed in 84 districts across 18 States and two Union Territories. A special focus of the expansion has been on enhancing coverage in Aspirational Districts and in border areas.
The States and Union Territories which are covered include Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, West Bengal, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Ladakh. With this expansion of All India Radio’s FM service, an additional 2 crore people, who did not have access to the medium, will now be covered. It will result in expansion of coverage in about 35 thousand sq km area.