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Community radio station to start in Maharashtra

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New Delhi, Mar 13 (ANI): Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has signed a grant of permission agreement for establishing, maintaining and operating a Community Radio Station (CRS) at Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Babhaleshwar at Ahmednagar district in Maharashtra.

Letter of Intent had been issued to the University on January 2, 2008 after 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. With this, the number of CRS will increase to 44 in the country.

The community radio to be established at Krishi Vigyan Kendra is intended to further take the programmes and activities of KVK to wider farming community and replicate the success stories so that the benefit of information services increases the livelihood opportunities for the target community.

Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Babhaleshwar is one of the leading KVKs in the country that was bestowed with best KVK Award during the Biennium 1998-99 by the ICAR. It has implemented several innovative programmes and activities that has remained a role model for other and paved the path for other KVKs.

It has primarily made significant inroads into organizing farmer centric programmes through Group Organization, Production and distribution of biofertilizers, biopesticides and use of Information Technology. Several innovative technologies have been disseminated on large scale through mass media like radio, television and newspaper etc.

The Krishi Vigyan Kendra CRS campus would serve a population of over 8.15 lakhs that comprises of tribal population, SC, ST and other disadvantaged sections of the society apart from general population. Agriculture is a predominant enterprise practiced by the community. (ANI)

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