Explore setting up of regional Kisan TV channels

Adequate Progress

The BJP government launched a television channel dedicated to Farmers (DD Kisan) in May 2015. Viewership of the channel is around 73 lakh per month on average. Funds allocated for the channel has increased from Rs. 26 crores in 2014-15 to Rs. 70 crores in 2016-17. The programmes are translated into regional languages by other Doordarshan Kendras.

However, no regional Kisan TV channels have been set up. Hence, region specific information is not delivered to farmers in real time.

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