DD channel for start-ups

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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman proposes to start a DD channel exclusively for start-ups announcing the Union Budget 2019-20.

  • The channel will serve as a platform to discuss issues affecting the growth, funding and tax paying and matchmaking with venture capitalists and investors
  • The start-ups will design and execute the channel itself
  • In 2016, the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has suggested setting up a channel dedicated to startups to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
  • Owned by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
  • Presently, Doordarshan operates 21 channels that include DD National, News, regional satellite channels, state networks, international channel, a sports channel in various languages