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118 New Community Radio Stations To Be Set Up: Javadekar

New Delhi: As many as 118 new group radio stations are within the technique of being arrange in varied elements of the nation, together with in Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected districts, north-east and Jammu and Kashmir, Data and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar stated on Friday.

Group radio is a good way to speak with the general public and provides alternatives to native artists, he stated.

“We are going to expand community radio to many other areas which will start in a few months,” the Union minister stated.

The permitted record of candidates having been granted Letter of Intent for establishing group radio stations consists of 16 from LWE-affected districts, six from most LWE-affected districts, 25 from coastal districts, 17 from aspirational districts, three from the north-east and two from Jammu and Kashmir, an official assertion stated.

Purposes from NGOs, instructional establishments — each personal and public — and Krishi Vigyan Kendras have been granted approvals, it stated.

It’s anticipated that these group radio stations would turn into operational inside the subsequent six months, the assertion stated.

Group radio stations act as important communication channels for enhancing the final mile of outreach of the federal government, it stated.

Plans are afoot to make sure growth of the group radio community to every district of the nation.

Group radios are small (low energy) FM radio stations with a protection space of round 10-15 km radius, relying on the geography of the realm.

Group radio stations play a major function in dissemination of agriculture-related info, authorities schemes for individuals’s welfare, climate forecast and so forth.

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