Prasar Bharati has revealed that it has plans to set up 839 new FM stations in private sector. The stations would be launched in 290 cities of the country in near future.
The plans were revealed by the Secretary Union Information Broadcasting Ministry Uday Kumar Verma at inaugural ceremony and launch of 10 MW FM Channel-2 of the local station of All India Radio popularly known as 'Radio Kashmir.
He also further highlighted that the 10 to 20 FM Channels in private sector have been earmarked for Jammu and Kashmir under this programme.
As an added incentive he further highlighted that the license fee and the rental fee for the private parties intending to launch FM stations in the state would be half as compared to the private persons in rest of the country.
(Source : Media Mughals)