AIR technical snag irk listeners, lackadaisical attitude blamed

From Our Correspondent

TEZU, Aug 01: All India Radio station set up in 1967, second oldest in Arunachal Pradesh after Pasighat, though upgraded to 10 KW MW transmission but its sound quality remained poor. However, installation of  100 Watt FM transmission has had brought much succor to listeners of Lohit, Anjaw, Namsai and Lower Diabng Valley districts.

However, it also developed technical fault on June 17 last but not repaired as yet.

When asked, programme executive Anand Miyi said that the issue was intimated to additional director general (E), Guwahati and assistant director general (E), Dibrugarh seeking early rectification.

Though engineering dept has 10 technical staffs, including senior engineering assistant (1), engineering assistant (3), senior technician (2), technician (3) and one diesel engine driver (1), but they could not repair the minor defect.

“The director and deputy director (E) of the station do not bother to repair serious technical fault for which numerous programmes on COVID-19  to sensitize the people, news, PM ‘Man Ki Baat’ unfortunately the poor quality of transmission made our effort futile”, Miyi rued.

All Arunachal Pradesh Gaon Buras Welfare Association district unit president Soloi Ngadong said that the villagers have only radio as source of entertainment. The authority should rectify the defect soon in interest of listeners.

The Cultural & Literary Society of Mishmi, All Mishmi Student Union and All Mishmi Women Welfare Society (AMWWS) have advocated that to renovate the defunct system and upgrade it for the interest of listeners.

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