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Community Radio Surabhi

(Lead Community  Radio  Station)

  Promoted by IIEC & Approved by M I & B, GoI)


Frequency : 90.4 F.M 

Date of Launch :  1st May 2015

Registration Number : 1131500814, 04/02/2015


Licence Number : FMCR-177/1+1 


Service Tax Number : AACTR5357BSD002


PAN Number : AACTR5357B ​


Nodal Department : Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Govt. of India, New Delhi 


Address & Location of CRS : C/o-IIEC, Plot No.-1602/1611, Daspalla,

                                                  P.O.-Subalaya,  Dist-Nayagarh, Pin-752091, Odisha,  India

                                                  E-mail :


Geo Co-ordinates : Longitude – 840 29’ to 850 27’E

                                 Latitude – 190 54’ to 200 32’ North


Present Financial Support : UNICEF/CRA, New Delhi, UNICEF, Odisha

                                                & CEMCA, New Delhi.

                                                I & PR Department, Govt of Odisha  


Approved by : The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting , Govt. of India


Operational Area : 15-20 k.m radius


Duration of Broadcast: 10 hrs. (7 a.m to 12 p.m and 5 p.m to 10 p.m)


Blocks Covered - Daspalla, Gania & Nuagaon, District –Nayagarh, State –Odisha


Approx. Coverage of Population: 3,00,880 (Three Lakhs Eight Hundred Eighty)


No. of Villages Covered : 200


Name of the Chief Functionary: Dr. Shisir Kumar Das, Chief Executive

                                                      Contact No- +91 9437051145 



The Community Radio sector has swiftly and indelibly carved out a niche for itself on the Indian

Mediascape for more reasons than one. Community radio is driven by commoners, has local flavor and

displays indigenous upbringing. For masses, Community Radio is “us” as against the big media, which

is “them”. Community Radio is about a common man’s aspirations and grievances, and local authorities

responses and misses. Going beyond the favorite taglines like “giving voice to the voiceless and of

the people, by the people, for the people”, Community Radio Stations are today set to write the

agenda of participatory local governance in their neighborhoods, which is an important aspect

of good governance.



Radio Surabhi,  a Community Radio Station in Odisha (India) came in to being with a difference in 2015.

Indian Institute of Education & Care (IIEC) facilitated emergence of this CR with an aim to build a strong

sense of identity and unity among community members who collectively raise concerns and take action

to find solutions to their problems through this locally accessible media platform. This CR is a product

of an evolutionary process started around 27 years ago with its varied development interventions, it was

felt necessary for the local communities to have a platform where they can raise voice against injustice,

share culture and tradition and showcase local talent. 

Thematic Focus

  • Inclusive education

  • Gender, Agriculture & Allied sectors

  • Livelihood & Skill Development

  • Governance

  • Health & Disability

  • Girl Child Protection & Development

  • Science & Technology,

  • Art & Culture

  • Youth Development.

  • Gender 

Signature Programmes

Siksha Diksha (Education), Chasa Basa (Agril. & allied), Gyana Bigyan (Knowledge & Science),

Jibika (Livelihood), Mo Gaon-Mo Jibana (My village My life), Kala O Kalpana (Art & Performing Arts ),

Kids World, Womnes World, SUNA JHIA (Golden Girl) and Youth time.   


Key Partners

ATMA, Odisha; Ministry of Agriculture & Co-operation, Govt. of India; Department of Health & Family

Welfare, Govt. of Odisha; District & Block Administration; National Rural Livelihood Mission;

Panchayati Raj Department; Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK); OUAT, Odisha; Department of School & Mass 

Education and Civil Society Organizations.



Odia (major), Hindi & English (occasional)

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