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 AIR Archives

(a) Digital Sound Archives/Library

The Digital Sound Archives is a rich repository of priceless recordings/autobiographies of eminent personalities, freedom fighters, national leaders such as Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Mahatma Gandhi, Sh. J.R.D Tata, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, Sh. Harivansh Rai Bachchan and Dr. VergheseKurien. Apart from this, rare music recordings, dramas, features, documentaries and lectures are preserved in the library.

(b) Programme Exchange Unit

Programme Exchange Library circulates radio programmes like serials, features, community songs, dramas and monthly chain plays among the AIR stations spread across the country.

(c) Transcription Service

This unit transcribes and preserve the recording of speeches delivered by the Presidents & Prime Ministers.

(d) Refurbishing Unit

This unit takes care of enhancing the audio quality of the archival value recordingsof AIR& DD available in Central Archives.

(e) Commercial Releases & Marketing

Audio assets such as speeches, features, documentaries etc are available for sale on commercial and non-commercial basis along with licenses. The Policy/Rate Card for obtaining the sound recordings/licenses is available at the following links:

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This unit is has released many ACD/DVD titles out of its rich archives. The releases are available online for sale through and

(f) Social Media Cell

Central Archives publishes media content of AIR & DD of public interest on OTT/Social Media platforms namely YouTube, Twitter, Facebook & Instagram.

—— Social Media Handles of Central Archives