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Community Radio is gradually recognised as a source of information, promoter of cultural diversity, and as the Voice of the Voiceless. It is an effective instrument and a catalyst that can maintain transparency and accountability in the development efforts of rural and underprivileged segments of society. Equally, it is a service that enables increased communication among local communities on a wide range of issues – from local cultural expressions to improved agricultural, health and human rights issues.
MANT was selected by UNICEF, on the basis of the recommendation of the District Administration (SBCC Cell, Purulia), to be assigned the task of establishing a Community Radio Station, the first ever of its kind in West Bengal with a target population of 1 lakh within a radius of 15 km in the Block of Puncha, Purulia known for its abiding poverty and backwardness. Accordingly, the project got initiated in the month of October 2010 and since then the project has been enjoying financial support from UNICEF. Now UNICEF is to withdraw its financial input... more