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No proposal to launch a TV channel to spread legal awareness: Govt

NEW DELHI: The Ministry of Law and Justice has no proposal to launch a TV channel to spread legal awareness.

“There is no proposal at present to launch a TV channel to spread legal awareness. The government has undertaken various initiatives for legal awareness through print and electronic media in collaboration with different Ministries like HRD, Electronics and IT, Rural Development, various state governments, civil societies and multilateral international organisations like UNDP,” Minister of State for Law and Justice PP Chaudhary said in the Lok Sabha.

Chaudhary further said that the government has not sought a separate channel from the bouquet of 32 direct-to-home channels launched by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD).

However, preliminary discussions have been made by the Department of Justice with the Ministry of HRD to telecast their legal literacy short films, videos in one of the existing channels of Ministry of HRD currently dedicated to Law & Legal studies, he added.