INSIGHT into Community Radio in Odisha

VV Correspondent Abhishek Dash reports from Dalipathna, Nuapada district, Odisha explaining how radio is one of the best mediums for villagers to gain insight into what government schemes are available and what their entitlements are.   Purna Chandra Banchoor a resident informs Abhishek, “There is an organisation called ‘Chalo Chalo’ in Nuapada district. They are broadcasting a programme called ‘Mor Tunde Mor Katha’ through Bhawanipatna Radio Station…These programmes are about local problems…in our Koshali dialect.  They are discussing about MGNRGA, Right to Education, budget, ICDS and other programmes of the government.”   Our Correspondent explains how rural people are unaware about government programmes as information is not readily available to them in their language. However, through radio rural people get access to this knowledge.   Watch more videos about community projects by clicking on this link.   Written by Manjinder Singh Sidhu   Related Link.

The Student Teacher Ratio and School Area needs improvement

/ November 24, 2022

In this video of UPS Manwan Awoora school, Kupwara, Kashmir, the community correspondent Pir Azhar shows us that there are nine classes for 250 students, and due to lack of space, the lower primary classes are held outside in the open. Also the school has only 7 teachers. 

The Sinking Houseboats of Kashmir

/ November 23, 2022

Houseboats are a major tourist attraction in Kashmir. History says that this tradition started in the 1800s and since then it has created a unique heritage in the tourism industry.

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