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MIB presents list to PM including Kisan TV as part of ‘Make in India’ campaign

MUMBAI: Taking prime minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Make in India’ campaign forward, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) has pitched for a 24-hour channel for farmers and the setting up of a national centre for gaming.

The MIB presentation to the PM also included a communications university, expansion of FM radio channels, complete digitisation of TV channels, digitisation and restoration of film archives and skill development of the media and entertainment sector.

As earlier reported by TelevisionPost.com, the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has allocated a sum of Rs 100 crore (Rs 1 billion) for Kisan TV. The channel will disseminate real time information to the farmers regarding new farming techniques, water conservation and organic farming.