Javadekar said his aim was to make Doordarshan and state-run All India Radio first choice of viewers.

The minister further said that his ministry will work to popularize Doordarshan and All India Radio-in line with other popular private channels.

"We are going to make broadcast of Doordarshan mandatory on every DTH (direct to home) and cable network," added the minister.

Javedkar who holds the independent charge of Information and Broadcasting also invited suggestions from the public in this regard.

Javadekar, said, "I held a meeting with local officials and asked them to come with ideas to improve the content of DD and AIR," he said.

"To do that, we have decided to invite suggestions from people about what they would like to watch and listen," he said.

"We are taking steps to make Doordarshan channels available in all cable TV as well as direct to home platforms. Similarly, we need to convert the Medium Wave (MW) frequency of Akashvani to FM, as majority of radio sets catch only FM signals these days," added Javedkar.


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