Community Radio Gives Powerful Voice

A village in Mewat, not far from capital Delhi, is also the headquarters of Alfaz-e-Mewat (Voices of Mewat), FM 107.8, one of the country’s most famous community radios, known for its bottom-up, community-oriented and community-produced content on issues relating to health, sanitation, land, and agriculture.

No wonder then it has become a powerful platform for villagers to demand their rights and for accessing public services in a region where literacy rates are among the worst in the country, and where having a television at home is looked down upon, what with religious beliefs.

There are hundreds of community radio stations around the country which are doing exemplary work to serve the area they reach, and most of them help in education, better farming, taking the message of government schemes etc.

Read more of this Mewat's community radio station in a report by Manoj Sharma published in Hindustan Times....

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