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A Brief Synopsis On Establishment of COMMUNITY RADIO STATION (CRS) - VOICE OF VOICELESS COMMUNITY...


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##Community Radio means radio broadcasting with the objective of serving the cause of the community in the service area by involving members of the community in the broadcast of their programs..... >>>>


##It means radio broadcast with the objective of serving the community in the area of Rural Farming Programs, social development programs, coupled with some entertainment program to make the broadcast interesting by involving members of the community...... >>>>

Comparison b/w FM & CRS

##Private FM & CRS both operate on Frequency Modulation (FM)..... >>>>


##FM Radio is allowed for commercial use for which actual license fee is charged whereas in CRS there is no license fee...... >>>>


##There is a major difference in the content on FM Radios and CRS.... >>>>


##Further, for CRS the programs are made with the participation of the community..... >>>>

Eligibility Criterion to Set up Community Radio

##The application should be from a non-profit organization or a community-based organization.... >>>>

  1. Civil Society, Voluntary Organizations, Registered Societies, Autonomous Bodies and Public

  2. Trusts registered under registration of Societies Act or any such relevant act

  3. State Agricultural Universities, ICAR Institutions, Krishi Vigyan Kendras

  4. Educational Institutions

##Registration of the organization at the time of application should be at least three years old and the organization should have a proven record of at least three years of service to the local community.... >>>>


Project Cost for CRS Setting Up

##The cost of setting up a basic CR station could be anywhere between INR15-30 L (excluding the cost of land and building) depending upon the equipment..... >>>>


FEE for CRS

##Applicant has to pay a processing fee of INR2.5K to Ministry of I& B at the time of application and a Bank Guarantee of INR25K at the time of signing the Grant of Permission Agreement (GOPA).... >>>>

One organization can get only one permission.


Procedure of CRS Application

##The first step of the procedure is the submission of the CR application to the MoIB..... >>>>


##Thereafter, a letter of Intent (LOI) will be issued granting permission to run a community radio.... >>>>


##After receipt of LOI, applicant is required to apply to Wireless Planning and Coordination Wing (WPC) for frequency allocation within 30 days.... >>>>


##Following this, the applicant receives a Decision to Grant W/T License (D/L) from the MoCIT...... >>>>

##After receipt of frequency allocation from WPC Wing, next step is to obtain SACFA (Standing Advisory Committee for Frequency Allocation) clearance from WPC..... >>>>


##After obtaining frequency allocation and SACFA clearance, applicants are required to sign Grant of Permission Agreement (GOPA) with the Ministry of I&B..... >>>>


##After signing GOPA, applicants have to obtain Wireless Operating License (WOL) from WPC...... >>>>


The station must be operationalized within 3 months of getting all clearances


##SACFA clearance...... >>>>


##Broadcasted Programs from a CRS.... >>>>


##GOPA for CRS.... >>>>

##CRS Air Commercials.... >>>>


##Raising Funds by CRS..... >>>>


##Government provide financial assistance for CRS.... >>>>


##Technical Parameters of CRS... >>>>


##Major Components of CRS... >>>>


##Complete Community Radio Station Package Equipment... >>>>


##Documentation.... ##Fundraising...... ##On-Air System....... ##Production System..... ##RF System...... ##Technical Furniture.... ##Acoustics.....

##Infrastructure and Unit Management..... ##Staff Management.... ##Extras..... >>>>

ARE provides support and consultancy related to publicity, advertisements, publications, promotional programs for mass awareness and fundraising, execution of planning and programs for social practice, monitoring, evaluation and management.


Presently ARE has been concentrated into some State cum Central innovative schemes like DSIR, DST, SEED, CRS (Community Radio Station) etc.


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