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Volume 237: debated on Tuesday 25 March 1930

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asked the Secretary of State for India particulars in respect of the arrangements made by the Government of India for the taking over and development of broadcasting in India?

I can add little at present to the answer given to the hon. and gallant Member for Chelmsford (Colonel Howard-Bury) on 3rd March, as the Government of India's intentions are necessarily provisional at this stage. They are applying to the Legislative Assembly for funds to cover the expenditure involved in acquiring property and continuing broadcasting during the current year, amounting to Rs.3,00,000 for purchase of assets and Rs.30,000 for other expenses. Provision has also been made in the Budget for a net estimated loss of Rs.1,41,000 during 1930–31.