The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) on Monday called on the State Governments/Union Territory administration to facilitate the operational convenience of print and electronic media services.
The Ministry noted that at the current juncture, robust and essential information dissemination networks viz. TV Channels, News Agencies, Teleport Operators, Digital Satellite News Gathering (DSNG), Direct To Home (DTH), and Highend-in-the-Sky (HITS), Multi System Operators (MSOs), Cable Operators, Frequency Modulation (FM) Radio and Community Radio Stations (CRSs) are of utmost importance to ensure timely and authentic information dissemination.
Noting that the functioning of these networks is required not only to create awareness among people and to give important messages but also to keep the nation updated on the latest status.
The Ministry has requested that the operators of such facilities be permitted to remain in operation, provided uninterrupted electric supply, movement of accredited staff, and facilitate smooth supply and distribution chain as may be required.