With an objective of carving out a new roadmap for mainstreaming Community Radio as an effective outreach tool for community empowerment a conference was inaugurated in New Delhi on Saturday.
During the conference it was brought about that it was necessary to target the uncovered areas in the country and have a operational business model.
Avoiding delays in operationalizing the licences in view of the scarcity and squatting over spectrum was also brought about during the meet.
Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni said financial assistance will be made available by the ministry to stakeholders for boosting the sector.
To encourage better programming and competition among Community Radio Stations, National Community Radio Awards in five categories have been instituted.