COMMUNITY RADIO SETS
Community radio sets play an important role as a powerful
medium of education and enlightenment of the masses. They
are also helpful in a campaign ot rural education which is being
imparted through programmes broadcast from the Akashvani. Under the Rural Broadcasting Contributory Scheme of the Government of Maharashtra, community radio sets are supplied to grampanchayats or other organised bodies in villages. The Publicity Department, which is in charge of implementation of the scheme, installs the radio sets and provides for maintenance and repairs. The concerned parties are required to contribute Rs. 175 for a dry battery set and Rs. 150 for an electric set initially. They have also to contribute Rs. 60 for maintenance, repairs, provision of dry batteries and radio licence for the set, every year.
Ownership of the community radio sets rests with the Government. The sets are meant exclusively for the use of village people. The listeners are required to tune programmes for villagers relayed from the Akashvani (All India Radio).
The following is the tahsilwise list of villages where the community radio sets have been installed (August 1964): -
Amravati Tahsil: Palasmandal, Dhanora Gurao, Kekatpur, Ashti, Takarkheda Sambhu, Brahmanwada Govindpur, Uttam-sara, Kholapur, Januna, Mahuli Jahagir, Mahuli Chor, Tapo-wan, Mangrul-Chavala, Mhaispur, Masod, Devra, Hartala, Nandura, Peshwa, Fulamala, Budagad, Bhatkuli, Karajgaon, Sanskar Kcndra, Badnera, Asra, Sukli, Vanarshi, Sayat, Chinchkhed, Pohara Bandi, Jalka Hirapur, Katamla. Marki, Ganoja, Virshi, Rohankheda, Pardi, Hirapur, Kanphodi, Kovla-]ateshwar, Kavatha Bahale, Wathod Sukleshwar, Takli Bk., Wardha (Nandura Pinglai), Dahigaon.
Morshi Tahsil: Khanapur, Ner Pinglai, Khopda, Dapori, Khed, Kolvihir, Nimbhi, Pala, Chincholi Gavali, Ladki, Lehe-gaon, Shirkhed, Hiwarkhed, Benoda, Karajgaon, Utkhed, Mangruli Peth, Pimpalkhuta, Porgavan, Tiwsaghat, Rajura Bazar, Vichori, Rohankhed, Yawali, Taroda, Savarkhed, Ashtoli, Pavani, Wagholi, Gadegaon, Haturna, Wadala, Bhila-pur, Ghodgavan, Goregaon, Deotwada, Corla, Balora, Khadka, Ittamgaon, Vishnora Dabheri. Yeoti, Domak, Waghal, Shin-gori, Aloda, Kati, Katsur, Ghorad, Chincholi Kale, Loni, Wathoda, Patur, Simbhora, Bargaon, Belora, Dhaga, Umar-khed, Wadegaon, Udapur, Amadapur, Chandas Wathoda, Bahada, Salbardi, Ekdara.
Melghat Tahsil: Gaulkheda, Telkhar, Sanskar Kendra, Chikhaldara, Aladoh.
Daryapur Tahsil: Yeoda, Gaiwadi, Darapur, Kokarda, Sasan Ramapur, Samda, Kasampur, Khallar, Shingnapur, Takarkheda More, Vihigaon, Sategaon, Kapus_ Talni, Khirada, Borala, Arala, Kumbhargaon, Kasbegavan, Panora, Lakhad, Nanded Bk., Chausala, Murha, Bembla Bk., Chincholi-Shin-gore, Sangawa Bk., Nimbhari, Vanoja, Bhandaraj. Nandrun, Lakhanwadi, Bhamod, Chincholi Bk., Shinganwadi, Karla,
Warud Bk., Ramtirth, Kalashi, Shirajda, Taroda, Turkhed, Thilori, Sanglud, Sasan Bk., Lotwada, Pimpalgavan, Jainpur Sakhari, Kalamgavan, Nachona, Amla, Uprai, Pimpalkhuta, Hantoda, Lehegaon, Khirgavan. Ghada, Matragaon, Kalgavan, Rahimapur, Chincholi, Umri Mamdabad, Nalwada, Kanholi, Karatkheda, Lasur, Narsingpur, Belora, Chandola, Naigaon, Pohi.
Achalpur Tahsil: Parsapur, Haram, Wadgaon Fattcpur, Chamak Bk., Asegaon Purna, Talwel, Shirasgaon Band, Tale-gaon Mohana, Krishnapur, Kashe Bopapur, Yesurna, Sonori Sultanpur, Jasapur, Nanori, Madhan. Boregaon Dori, Borala, Vishroli, Tuljapur Gadhi, Asadpur, Naigaon Bordi, Thugaon Pimpri, Bhugaon, Tajna Purna, Boregaon Peth, Kharala, Dahegaon Purna, Bhilona, Pimpri, Brahmanwada, Banoja Bk., Wagdoh, Vasni Bk., Donoda, Jawardi, Kavatha, Nijam-pur, Pimpalkhuta, Wani, Nimbhora, Kural, Hayapur, Masod Akhatwada Dattapur, Balgaon, Gaurkheda, Khanjamanagar, Kolha. Brahmanwada-Thadi. Savli Najik Datura, Salepur, Malhara. Jagannathpur, Hirur Kasba, Nimbhari, Kandli, Kushta Bk.. Yelki Purna. Kushra Kd., Tuljapur, Upatkheda, Yeota, Bodad Subhanpur, Kasampur, Haidatpur.
Chandur Tahsil: Songaon. Talegaon Dashsahastra, Maroda, Shendola Kd., Chincholi, Zadgaon, Shendurjana Bazar, Amla Vishweshwar, Rajura, Wathod Kd., Juna Dhamangaon, Oknath, Raipur Kasarkheda, Dighi, Sonegaon, Kharda, Mal-khed Rly., Waghoda, Asegaon, Nimboli, Shidodi, Warud Bagaji, Palaskhed, Dhamantri, Boregaon Nistane, Chinchpur, Zada, Shirasgaon Korde, Yeoti, Nimbhora Delwadi, Boregaon Dhande, Jalka Patache, Savanga Vithoba, Bhatkuli, Varuda, Sultanpur Khatkheda, Wani, Bharwadi, Kaundanyapur, Dhanora Mogal, Dapori. Ashok Nagar, Belora. Malegaon, Bimbha, Dhotra. Vitala, Dhamak, Shelu Natwa, Usalgavan, Satargaon.