The Telangana government on Wednesday entered into an agreement with ISRO to boost the content of the state-run Mana TV for the benefit of viewers in the state.

Mana TV was an initiative started in undivided Andhra Pradesh to provide programmes on distance education, telemedicine and agriculture extension under different channels.

The then Andhra Pradesh government had entered into an agreement with ISRO in 2006. It was due for renewal in 2009. Telangana state was carved out of Andhra Pradesh in 2014.

The Telangana government has now entered into a fresh agreement with ISRO in view of the rapid changes in technology, a state government release said.

Following the agreement, Mana TV would offer better content on distance education, telemedicine and skill development by using satellite technology, it said.

The fresh agreement would also provide coaching to students appearing for State Public Service Commission examinations and entrance tests for admission into engineering, medicine and agriculture courses, it added.