The Haryana (India) Government has decided to encourage non-profit organisations to set up Community Radio Stations for social development in the state.
The state government has taken this decision after the permission of the Union Government for setting up Community Radio Stations all across the country by non-profit organisations. Voluntary organisations, including State Agriculture Universities, ICAR Institutions, Krishi Vigyan Kendras, Registered Societies and Autonomous Bodies and Public Trusts registered under Societies Act, in addition to educational institutions can open community radio stations across the country. These community radio stations will focus on issues related with education, health, environment, agriculture, rural and community development. As distinct from Private FM broadcasting, community radio will bring all small communities together and focus on local citizens.