Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approves Central Sector ‘Broadcasting Infrastructure and Network Development (BIND)’ Scheme

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What is the News?

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the proposal of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting’s “Broadcasting Infrastructure and Network Development” (BIND) Scheme.

What is the Broadcasting Infrastructure and Network Development (BIND) Scheme?

Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting 

Type: Central Sector Scheme

Aim: To bring modernisation to the public broadcaster Prasar Bharati i.e. All India Radio (AIR) and Doordarshan (DD). 

Under the scheme, financial support will be provided to Prasar Bharati for expenses related to the expansion and upgradation of its broadcasting infrastructure, content development and civil work related to the organization.

Significance of the scheme: The scheme will enable the public broadcaster to undertake a major upgradation of its facilities with better infrastructure which will widen its reach, including in the Left Wing Extremism border and strategic areas and provide high-quality content to the viewers. 

What is Prasar Bharati?

Prasar Bharati is India’s state-owned public broadcasting agency. It is a statutory autonomous body set up by an Act of Parliament and comprises the Doordarshan Television Network and All India Radio.

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