Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur today informed the Lok Sabha that Prasar Bharati is not closing any Akashvani radio stations in the country. In a written reply to the Lok Sabha, Mr Thakur said Prasar Bharati is having 500 All India Radio Broadcasting centres across the country.
The minister informed that obsolete analog transmitters are phased out from time to time with the availability of alternate transmission technologies such as FM, satellite radio through DTH and internet streaming. The minister also informed the House that Prasar Bharati has not closed AIR FM Radio channel in Bengaluru. Mr Thakur said multiple Akashvani stations including AIR Bengaluru contribute several hours of classical music content daily to Raagam 24×7 thus providing opportunities to artists from respective cities. NewsOnAir