Science Safari on National Geographic

The government has decided to showcase Indian science on the National Geographic Channel by launching a programme, Science Safari.

india Updated: Jan 28, 2006 12:38 IST
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The government has decided to showcase Indian science on the National Geographic Channel (NGC) by launching a programme, Science Safari.

The programme will show latest developments and innovations made by Indian scientists. The channel would produce the programme jointly with the Ministry of Science and Technology, which would have ownership rights over the content.

NGC will get Rs 2 crore for the programme. "The channel will produce a 45-minute programme and 15 one-minute capsules on the basis of contents provided by the ministry.

The programme, made in the next four months, will be telecast by National Geographic in May this year. National Geographic Channel will telecast the programme 14 to 15 times in the next eight months after which the ministry will telecast the programme on Doordarshan and regional channels so that they reach people in all the corners of the country.

The CDs of the programme will also be shown in schools," Science and Technology Minister Kapil Sibal said.

First Published: Jan 28, 2006 12:38 IST