Naxalite affected areas to have community radios

For the first time, community radio stations will come up in Naxalite-affected areas in the country. In a significant shift in policy, the government has given the nod for nine CR stations in Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand. The first one is likely to come up in Bastar in Chhattisgarh.

The CR stations that have received permission include one each in Ambikapur and Bilaspur and two in Raipur, one each in Jagdalpur in Bastar district, Bishrampur in Surjpur district and Bhilainagar in Chattisgarh. Two CRs in Ranchi, Jharkhand including one in Central University and Manthan Yuva Sangathan have also been given letters of intent.

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