Bihar Governemnt welcomed TRAI's recommendations

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New Delhi, Sep 19 (UNI) Bihar Government welcomed the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India's (TRAI's) recommendations that the cable and Direct to Home (DTH) operators be registered with the district magistrate.

Addressing the 26th conference of Information Ministers, Bihar Government's Information and Public Relations Minister Arjun Ray said here today that till now it was the Head Post office which was the registering authority and they never furnish the list of registered service providers to the State government and it was for this reason the registration authority should be bestowed with the State governemnt.

Mr Ray demanded that like other States, the Indian Institute of Mass Communication and the Institute of Film and Television should be established in Bihar at the earliest. At the same time, Mr Ray further asked for the Regional officers of Directorate of Audio Visual Publicity (DAVP) and Registrar, journals and Newspapers should be established in eastern zone of India essentialy in Bihar.

He said Bihar had 700 km long international border in the remote areas and thus, there was urgent necessity to enhance communication by increasing the capacity of Akashwani and Doordarshan centres.

He also demanded that the Akashwani and FM centres should be established at Raxaul, Sitamarhi and Kishanganj besides there was necessity to accelerate the construction work in proposed relay Centres at Madhubani, Banka, Gaya and Bhabhua.

Similarly, the number of Doordarshan relay centres should be increased by installing at Bhagalpur, Darbanga, Gaya, Kishanganj and Motihari. However, some areas of the State were naxalism affected and thus it was essential to propagate the policies and the development programmes implemented by the government, he added.


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