Henvalvani is a community-run radio station that provides the villages surrounding Chamba in Uttarakhand a platform for sharing information, opinions, songs and stories. Reporters are drawn from these villages and broadcast in the local dialect.
Community Served: Local village communities
Geography Served: Villages surrounding Chamba
Languages: Garhwali, Kumauni
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Telephone: 01376256159, 01376256159
Primary contact: Rajender Negi
Hevalvani Samudayik Radio, Udham Singh Nagar, Uttarakhand
The Henvalvani Samudayik Radio Station has been ongoing in Chamba district of Uttarakhand for the past 4 years. The community members have a rudimentary community media centre with one computer and a couple of mini disc recorders. They regularly produce programmes on local issues like health, dowry, female infanticide, caste practices and improving agricultural practices. The achievement of the team is commendable given that a few months back none of them had touched a computer let alone work on complicated audio editing software and now all team members are fluently working on the computer and producing content that is derived locally, is locally referenced and locally relevant.
G.B.Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar
Udham Singh Nagar