Ranchi, May 16 (PTI) Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Venkaiah Naidu today announced a round-the-clock Doordarshan channel for Jharkhand. Also Read - MS Dhoni's Parents Test Positive For Covid-19, Admitted to Ranchi Hospital

Special slots will be kept for Jharkhand through ‘Doordarshan Bihar’ till a full-fledged channel is launched, he told a press conference here. Also Read - Will Jharkhand Impose Restrictions in State? Soren Govt Calls All-party Meet Today to Review Situation

Naidu, who was here to review programmes of urban development and housing departments in the state, said the announcement for a separate 24×7 channel was made following a request from Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das. Also Read - 'Doctor Doctor Chillate Reh Gaye...' Wailing Daughter Confronts Minister After Father Dies of COVID | WATCH

He said Jharkhand has been given the most film-friendly award by the National Film Awards.

The Union Minister said in order to set up a film city in the state, assistance will be taken from the National Film Development Corporation and the Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute in Kolkata.

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