Mananthvady in Kerala to have Community Radio Station

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New Delhi, June 8 (ANI): A Community Radio Station will start functioning at Wayanad Social Service Society, Mananthvady in Kerala.

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has given permission for establishing, maintaining and operating a Community Radio Station (CRS).

The Community Radio Service in Mananthvady is named as 'Community Radio Mattoli' and the process of establishing the service has already been set in motion.

Letter of Intent had been issued to the Institute following recommendations of Inter Ministerial Committee and seeking requisite clearances from various Ministries.

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

The Ministry encourages setting up the Community Radio Stations that aim at the socio economic empowerment of tribals, women, small or marginal farmers in the area of operation through participatory or sustainable development means, and to promote self reliance through empowerment of the target group.

Its mission is organizing or empowering the target groups consisting of small or marginal farmers, women, tribals and children for a participatory development process aimed at sustainable as well as integral development. (ANI)

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