WHY SUPPORT US?

ABOUT RADIO BRAHMAPUTRA

Brahmaputra Community Radio Station, (Radio Brahmaputra 90.4MHZ) is the first grassroots community radio station of North East India situated in the district of Dibrugarh, Assam. It was established with support from UNICEF in 2009 to cater the communication need of the marginalized communities: who lives in geographically isolated locations as well as media dark regions such as islands, tea garden and other remote villages where people normally speaks local languages and dialects which mainstream media does not include as part of their programs.

Radio Brahmaputra is licensed by Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India (MIB) in the name of its parent organization-Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research (C-NES) (https://www.c-nes.org/about-cnes/), which has been working in the region since the year 2000 on various issues related to public health, education, livelihood, sanitation and drinking water, ecology, environment and pollution, conservation, gender and human rights as well as energy and governance etc. through innovative application of ideas such as the Boat Clinics in partnership with the National Health Mission, Government of Assam, to over 3,00,000 population with sustained primary health care services.

About C-NES

The Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research (C-NES) was incorporated as a Trust on 7th January 2000 with Indian Registration Act under Trust Act 1882 and registered under Section 80 G (5) (vi) of Income Tax Act 1961. It is an empanelled member of the TISS National CSR Hub. It has offices in Guwahati in Assam state, North Eastern India and at New Delhi and works on a range of issues and areas at both field and policy levels relating to the following : health, education, governance, participative planning and rights, water resources, environment, rural livelihoods, peace building and building better understanding among communities. C-NES is also committed to developing bridges between the North-east, which still remains among the more misunderstood parts of India and other regions. The region is finally and slowly creating its own space and finding its own pulse. C-NES designs, develops and implements innovative ideas to reach the poor and marginalized groups specifically in areas of health, education, energy and environment, conducts workshops and training programs, reviews government policies and projects. C-NES is registered under Section 80 G (5) (vi) of Income Tax Act 1961. Contributions to C-NES qualify for tax-exemption. The Trust is also registered under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) by the Ministry of Home Affairs; vide their letter ll/21022/83/ (102)/2003 dated 13.8. 2003. The FCRA registration number is 231660377, Category: Social.

Radio’s works for community

Through our various interventions and participatory communication approaches, we are working with marginalized communities to access information on diverse subjects and issues. Furthermore, we are connecting them to their various rights, governmental schemes and available opportunities etc. Simultaneously, we are empowering them in the process of human development and social transformation. C-NES is registered under Section 80 G (5) (vi) of Income Tax Act 1961. Contributions to C-NES qualify for tax-exemption. The Trust is also registered under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) by the Ministry of Home Affairs; vide their letter ll/21022/83/ (102)/2003 dated 13.8. 2003. The FCRA registration number is 231660377, Category: Social.

Why to support

With the platform of community radio and community media, we are reaching the unreached and providing voice to the voiceless and educating people for social development. Furthermore we plan to connect, help, educate and empower more isolated communities, we also plan to preserve folk songs, music and stories. With this idea in mind, we want to extend our services to distant marginalized groups, so that none of the communities remain deprived and secluded.

Whom to reach

With our services we reach to the vulnerable and marginalized, isolated and voiceless, suppressed and deprived, estranged and ignorant people from tea garden, remote villages and riverine areas. And eventually with our programs, projects and initiatives we furthermore plan to extend our reach to distant marginalized communities in order to bridge the isolation and bring social up-liftment and transformation.

 

Contact information


Station Address:
Brahmaputra Community Radio Station (BCRS)
Centre for North-East Studies & Policy Research (C-NES)
Maijan Borsaikia Gaon, P.O. Hiloidhari, Dibrugarh,
Assam-786002
Mail ID: contactradiobrahmaputra@gmail.com

North-East Office
Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research (C-NES)
House No 25, Bhaskar Nagar
(Near Bhaskar Bidyapith H.S School)
R.G. Barua Road, Guwahati 781021
Tel: +91-361-2205330/ 2203962, +91-98540 28963.
Email: pm@c-nes.org

New Delhi Office:
Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research (C-NES)
B-378, Chittaranjan Park (Ground Floor)
New Delhi 110019
Mail ID: contactradiobrahmaputra@gmail.com