The Community Radio Station (CRS) named as Sharada Krishi Vahini was established at KVK Baramati and inaugurated on 18 January 2011 at the auspicious hands of Ms. Supriyatai Sule. This radio station can be heard on 90.8 MHz frequency. The aim of the CRS is to deliver newest information in the field of agriculture to the farming community as per their needs and problems. It was also decided to provide a platform to the farmers, farm women to share their experiences, skill and art, problems and needs to other farmers and communities. CRS has participation from farmers, self help groups, students, doctors, local artist, agriculture entrepreneur, teachers, and experts in its programs. They share their experiences in agriculture, cattle rearing, poultry etc. The programmer goes to villages and collects farmer’s talks about their experiences, their problems of livelihood, and it is broadcasted on CRS. Also the farmers come to the CRS and can record their talks. CRS is also recording local folk songs from the community member and these songs are played through CRS which gives them wide publicity. The songs like patriotic, devotional and light music are recorded at CRS and also at the home of community member. The guidance from agriculture scientist, experts on the needs and problems according to the farming activities are broadcasted through the CRS.
Schedule of broadcasting
24×7 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
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“Radio is the theater of the mind; television is the theater of the mindless.”
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