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Community Radio Station to start in Gulbarga, Karnataka

02 January 2009

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Communities in Gulbarga will soon have their own radio platform with the Information and Broadcasting ministry clearing the set up of the country's 39th community radio station in the district.

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India has approved a grant of Permission Agreement for establishing, maintaining and operating a Community Radio Station (CRS) with the Sharanbasaveshwar Vidya Vardhak Sangha, a Gulbarga based NGO.

The government took this decision after screening by a Screening Committee and after seeking requisite clearances from various Ministries.

As per the agreement, the community radio station would be operational within three months. With this, the number of CRS will increase to 39 in the country.

With a launch community radio station, the Ministry is giving an opportunity to the local communities to express themselves, share their views and particularly empower the women, youth and marginalized groups to take part in local self governance and overall socio-economic and cultural development of the area.

The Community Radio Station being established in Gulbarga will serve the communities in the region, particularly girls, women, farmers and students and empower them.

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