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Prof. Amita Singh, Special Centre for Disaster Research - SCDR informed that JNU is planning to launch a community radio station as a part of the varsity's social responsibility. The community radio station will cater to residents of nearby areas such as Hauz Khas Village, Ber Sarai, Vasant Vihar, and Mahipalpur. She also informed that they are also working on a plan to make the radio station reach Chattarpur.
The Special Centre for Disaster Research (JNU) will sign a pact with Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) to launch the community radio service.
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The radio service is a part of the university’s social responsibility project. According to her, the radio service will not only keep people informed about the environment-related issues but will also address the local issues. Lately, with increasing social problems like women's safety, it is very important to address them and talk about different ways through which their safety can be ensured.
It will address the problems related to the disaster, its effects, school admissions and others local problems faced by the residents in their day-to-day life.
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IIMC students will work as RJs and will also provide logistical support to the radio station. Meanwhile, SCDR will conduct research to look for topics which can be taken up on radio shows.