Kumoun Vani radio station to start in Uttaranchal

The radio station will be 64th community radio station in India


Samir Sachdeva | March 3, 2010

A community radio station named Kumoun Vani will start functioning from, The Energy Resources Institute at Mukteshwar in Uttranchal.

The radio station to be set up will bring the local communities on a common platform and enable better communication and flow of resources between them.

Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India has signed a grant of permission agreement for establishing, maintaining and operating the community radio station and a letter of Intent had been issued to the institute after recommendations of inter ministerial committee (IMC).

The community radio station is expected to be operational within three months as per the agreement.

The ministry of I &B encourages setting up of community radio stations as it promises to provide an opportunity to the local communities to express themselves, share their views and particularly empower the women, youth and the marginalized groups to take part in local self governance and overall socio, economic and cultural development in the area.

Through the community ratio local organisations will be invited for content sharing through radio spots and programmes, music bands or music groups can be invited to play and create radio jingles. Workshops/seminars sessions can be narrated on the radio creating awareness, discussions on technique and method to improve horticulture practice and comments from experts/panel discussion. Experts from various backgrounds will be invited to discuss issues related to environment protection, emancipation & development of society to afford an all-round rapid healthy development and also to meet the social responsibilities.




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