Javadekar said that it is important that all states have their own Doordarshan channel. The channels of other states are available on DD Free Dish, he said.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, who joined the video conference from Assam, called it a significant day for the people of the state.
Sonowal said the channel will “boost the growth of Assam in all spheres of human activities, while at the same time help percolate the initiatives and programmes of the government to grassroots.” “PM Modi, from day one, has been sincerely trying to focus on the true potential and possibilities of north-east,” he added.
Shashi Shekhar Vempati, CEO, Prasar Bharti, said that with the launch of DD Assam, all states in north-east now have state specific channel and for the first time the rich diversity of North East has a satellite footprint which can be viewed anywhere in India through DD Free Dish platform.