Community Radio in India: Present Status (August, 2014)
Community radio station is a crucial communication tool in India, where participatory democracy plays a vital role in overall development. The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has simplified the process of obtaining licenses so that a number of CRS can come up with the motto of promoting voices and issues of the communities. As of 11th August 2014, there are 171 operational Community Radio stations in India, operating from different parts of the country, catering to diverse communities and under different situations. The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has received a total number of 1448 applications so far since 2004 and issued the Letters of Intent (LOI) to 398 organisations.
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