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Govt to set up 500 community radio stations by 2017

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The Centre would provide Rs 100 crore as financial support to set up them and for training, capacity building and awareness activities

The Centre would provide Rs 100 crore as financial support to set up them and for training, capacity building and awareness activities

crNew Delhi: The Centre has proposed to set up 500 community radio stations by the end of 2017 under the 12th Five Year Plan.

For this the Centre has decided to provide Rs 100 crore as financial support to the new initiative.

Out of this, Rs.90 crore had been earmarked for financial support to these stations and the remaining Rs.10 crore for training, capacity building and awareness activities, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Manish Tewari said.

A “road map” would also be prepared to provide assistance for operating community radio stations, he added.

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