The Government of India has approved setting up of community radio station at Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT-Kanpur). The station, expected to be operational within three months, will serve the surrounding populace comprising of students, housewives, skilled and unskilled labourers, petty traders and private and government employees as well as retired persons.
Besides, disseminating knowledge on health care, agriculture, science and technology in addition to the literacy programmes for children and adult, it will provide a platform for creative and innovative programme making and run awareness campaigns on social issues. The initiative is a part of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry to provide an opportunity to the local communities to express themselves, share their views and particularly empower the women, youth and the marginalised groups to take part in local self governance and overall socio-economic and cultural development of the area.
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