MUMBAI: A fews days ago, the Cabinet Committee of Economic Affairs (CCEA)*approved the launch of DD Arun Prabha channel for North East. The state will have its first dedicated 24x7 channel which will be launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Doordarshan Kendra (DDK) at Itanagar on 9 February 2019.
Doordarshan director-general Supriya Sahu tweeted, “Congratulations Arunachal!!! Here we come. Cabinet has approved the launch of Doordarshan Arunprabha channel from Itanagar to fulfill the aspirations of the people of North east region.”
In addition to this, 1,50,000 DTH sets have been approved for distribution in different states in the country which will help people in the border, remote, tribal and LWE areas to watch Doordarshan's DTH programmes.
On the same day, the cabinet gave its approval to the proposal of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) regarding Prasar Bharati's "Broadcasting Infrastructure and Network Development" scheme at a cost of Rs 1054.52 crore for three years from 2017-18 to 2019-20.



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