Government to give impetus to Community Radio Stations in vulnerable areas

Government is in a process to identify media dark areas not serviced by private or state radio, including those where disadvantaged sections find it tough to benefit from welfare programmes for setting up Community Radio stations.

In this region of wretched poverty not far from Delhi, Mohd Arif, 28, and colleague Warisa, 23, are part of a team of intrepid reporters for a rural radio station. From a humble studio, they break the day’s biggest story that quickly fills the local farming community.

The newsmaker on a particular day is a young boy, part-time farm help and part-time student, who finally manages to succeed in school.