Community radio station to start at Hisar, Haryana


MUMBAI: Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India has signed a Grant of Permission Agreement for establishing, maintaining and operating a community radio station at Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agriculture University, Hissar.

The community radio station is expected to be operational within three months as per the agreement. With this, the number of CRS will increase to 60 in the country.

The community radio station, would be beneficial to communities surrounding suburban areas of Hissar. The objective is to reach out to the communities, particularly those who are poor, literally challenged farmers and socially culturally underprivileged people. The CRS aims to address issues that concern the community through participatory programmes, and improve the quality of life in general and agricultural activities of the farmers in particular.

The CRS programs will be based on developmental, agricultural, health, educational, environmental, social welfare, community development and cultural programs.