Namakkal in Tamil Nadu to have Community Radio Station

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New Delhi, Sept 17 (ANI): A Community Radio Station will start functioning at Namakkal in Tamil Nadu.

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

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 53 in the country.

The "PGP Community Radio" will be functioning with the objectives to disseminate useful socio- economic information, legal and other scheme available to the public, eradication of social evils, latest development in agriculture, animal husbandry and poultry for general public in the area.

As regards younger people, the Community Radio will disseminate the developments in education, choice of subjects of study, career guidance, job market and how to develop personality, motivation, self-confidence and communication skills.

The Ministry encourages setting up of the Community Radio Stations as CRSs promise to provide an opportunity to the local communities to express themselves, share their views and particularly importance of education. (ANI)

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