Can Community Radio Stations broadcast advertisements?

Yes, Community Radio Stations can broadcast advertisements if they follow the guidelines stated in the Community Radio Policy. The Community Radio policy states:

“Transmission of sponsored programmes shall not be permitted except programmes sponsored by Central & State Governments and other organisations to broadcast public interest information. In addition, limited advertising and announcements relating to local events, local businesses and services and employment opportunities shall be allowed. The maximum duration of such limited advertising will be restricted to 5 (Five) minutes per hour of broadcast.”

DAVP also empanels operational Community Radio Stations which have completed