India Still Waits: Rural Poor Not Yet Ready For the Promise of Radio: “They’re ready and raring to go. But for development workers wanting to launch their own micro-powered community radio stations, it’s like a case of shouting with their mouths gagged.

Since the mid-nineties, community groups have expected permissions to come for them to set up non-profit ultra low-powered FM radio stations. But till date, this has not come, leading to some protagonists to try everything short of pirate radio to get themselves heard.”

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