Unesco’s International Programme for the Development of Communication (Unesco-IPDC) has approved $ 60,000 for the establishment of the first 10 community radio in India. Unesco is funding in collaboration with organizations like Alternative India Development (AID).
The support would be extended in specific areas of technology choices, advice maintenance and technical training at the community level with a view to the development of the community radio movement and industry in India. IPDC has also approved a project One World South Asia (OWSA) for $ 150,00 for the reinforcement of a Community Multimedia Centre to serve the marginalized weaver communities of Chanderi in Madhya Pradesh. IPDC has also approved other $ 91,000 funds for ommunication projects in other South Asian countries including Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal, while $ 76,000 fund for projects submitted by Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC, Singapore), Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD, Kuala Lumpur) and the New Delhi-based International Federation of Journalists (IFJ, South Asia).