ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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All-India Radio : More of the Same

More of the Same A correspondent writes: THE winds of liberalisation have blown nothing new in the All-India Radio network, judging from the report of the standing committee of parliament on communications on the working of AIR. AIR routinely falls short of its targets. It gives lack of funds as one of the reasons for this. Yet, during the Eighth Plan, it utilised only Rs 657 crore of the allocation of Rs 835 crore. In 1997-98 as well only 62 per cent of allocated funds were spent. In spite of this, the parliamentary committee approves of the proposal to levy a licence fee on stereo radio to raise revenue.

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