Govt to consider financial autonomy for Prasar Bharati
Meenakshi Verma Ambwani
New Delhi, Dec 17:
The Government is exploring the possibility of giving financial autonomy to
public broadcaster Prasar Bharati in view of the changing scenario. The
country, at present, has nearly 800 channels in operation.
The relook at Prasar Bharati's functioning is also prompted by the fact
that nearly 90 per cent of Information and Broadcasting Ministry's funds
are being spent on the public broadcaster.
Sources said some consultations had begun and various financial models
could be looked at, which include the way public broadcasters, such as BBC,
are funded in the UK, or providing grants to the public broadcaster
directly through the consolidated fund, or look at other indigenous funding
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