Government's initiatives like Make in India, Skill India, and Digital India are positive signals for new transformation including GST which would prove to be a game changer for Indian media and entertainment sector, especially the broadcasting sector, asserts Venkaiah Naidu, Minister for Information & Broadcasting.

While inaugurating the seminar organized by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on its completion of two decades, he commented on the role of the TRAI, and stated that 'the transition to digital broadcasting had posed several challenges and the role of TRAI was extremely crucial in this regard for overcoming any hurdles that may put the transition to newer technologies on a slow path.'

The broadcasting sector in the country is at the threshold of entering into a new era of digital broadcasting, which would open lots of opportunities to use latest technological innovations to not only enhance reach but also enhance the quality of the reach.

Emphasizing the government's initiatives on various policies for further growth of the media and entertainment sector, Naidu said, 'The Digital India campaign along with the Make in India campaign would strengthen the industries, such as video streaming, online music services, and gaming in India, taking advantage of the increased Internet penetration. Indigenous manufacturing of various digital broadcasting equipment had taken roots under the initiative of Make in India.

He urged all the stakeholders to encourage and promote indigenous development of equipment in the country.