Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Puducherry govt too to take over cable TV biz

Puducherry government today said it would consider taking over the cable television services to protect interests of subscribers by floating a corporation to render the service.

The government would also study the modalities to be adopted to provide the services through the corporation, Chief Minister N Rangasamy told the territorial assembly replying to questions from members.

Details on introducing the system had been sought from the government in neighbouring Tamil Nadu where the DMK government has floated the state-owned "Arasu Corporation" to provide cable services.

A Anbalagan (AIADMK) accused the government of not effectively collecting tax from cable tv operators and hence private players were enjoying. He wanted the government to take over cable television services.

CPI and DMK members asked the government to ensure that the government took over the services through a corporation as was done in Tamil Nadu.

Source:Economic times

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