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The Community Radio Association (CRA) champions community broadcasting by building stations’ capability and by creating a healthy environment for the sector to thrive. 

Community Radio is a vital part of the Indian media landscape. The 450+ radio services broadcasting across India play an important role in providing a voice for communities that aren’t adequately serviced by other broadcasting sectors. These include:

  • Indigenous Indians
  • Ethnic communities
  • Educational services
  • Religious communities
  • Print disabled communities
  • Music, arts and cultural services
  • Youth and seniors’ communities
  • These community broadcasting services:
  • Provide a diverse range of viewpoints that enrich the social and cultural fabric of Indian  society and contribute to public interest outcomes
  • Promote the identities of local communities and contribute to social inclusion
  • Provide opportunities for participation in free-to-air public broadcasting and content production
  • Contribute to media diversity
  • Generate a high level of local content
  • Provide a unique range of services and programs