DD Kisan channel
DD Kisan channel
Date: May 28, 2015
Vigyan Bhawan IARI IMD Krish Vigyan Kendras
DD Kisan – India’s first TV channel dedicated to farmers
Indian Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi on Tuesday 26th May 2015, launched a television channel DD Kisan at a function held in Vigyan Bhawan for rural India and it is expected to bridge the informations gap in agriculture by bringing programmes for farmers on global trends in crop planting and prices to make better choices. The 24-hour DD Kisan channel would be of great help to the farmers access better technology, informations regarding weather and crop prices and would in productivity of agriculture .
The new DD Kisan channel comes at a time when rural India is going through worst crop seasons battered by harsh weather and fall in the prices of rice, wheat, cotton,potatoes etc.
About DD Kisan:
Kisan Channel would facilitate the farmers in providing information regarding the policy initiatives undertaken in the Agriculture sector. It is the first such initiative of a Public Broadcaster to start a 24 hour channel exclusively dedicated to the farmers.
The platform would enable the benefits of technology accruing to the farmers. This channel would inform, educate and update the farmers with the latest developments in the area of farming on a 24×7 basis.
The non-Hindi speaking farming community would also be benefitted by the launch of Kisan channel as the various programmes would also be available in other regional languages.
Advice of IMD Scientists and Agricultural Scientists would be broadcast periodically for the farmers so that they may know about the crop diseases, ways to protect crops from various diseases and on how to increase the crop yield.
The Channel will give information on newer ways of agricultural practices being followed world over and the R&D in the agri sector across the world.
The Channel has tie up with IMD, IARI, Agricultural Universities, Krish Vigyan Kendras etc.
About Doordarshan DD
It is autonomous India’s central government founded public service broadcaster.
Launched on 15th September 1959.
Headquarters is New delhi.
Krishi Darshan was first programe telecasted on DD.
In the year 1982, National telecasts were introduced.
Director General DD is Vijayalaxmi Chhabra.
About All India Radio AIR
It is national public radio broadcaster of India.
Its also known as Akashavani.
Head quarters is in New Delhi.
Established in year 1930.