Community Radio Station to start at Mumbai

October 5th, 2009 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Oct 5 (ANI): A Community Radio Station will start functioning at Union Park Residents Association, Khar Bandra, Mumbai.

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has has signed a Grant of Permission Agreement for establishing, maintaining and operating a Community Radio Station.

The Community Radio Station is expected to be operational within three months as per the agreement.

With this, the number of CRS will increase to 57 in the country.

“JAGO MUMBAI” as the Community Radio Station will generate awareness for demo centers for composting and vermiculture, rainwater harvesting and solar power.

The vision is to empower the Community Radio Station, awareness and motivation to understand and carry out their civic responsibilities and to proactively participate in their all round development and as well as protection of environment.

The proposed Community Radio Station will create awareness and motivate the surrounding community radio station cleanliness, health and sanitation, environment, waste management, conservation of water and electricity.

It’s intended to empower, unearth and showcase community radio station provide a network for social interface resulting in self - development.

The Ministry encourages setting up the Community Radio Station as it promises to provide an opportunity radio station local communities to express themselves, share their views and particularly empower women, youth, marginalized groups to take part in local self governance and overall socio economic and cultural development in the area. (ANI)

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