Project/Organization Name:  Kumaon Vani

Initiated by: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), Uttarakhand

About the project: Kumaon Vani is a community radio station set up by TERI in Mukteshwar in Nainital district of Uttarakhand. Located at an altitude of more than 2286 m, it reaches out to nearly 500 villages in Nainital, Bhimtal, Almora, Ranikhet, Champawat, Devidhura, Pithoragarh, Betalghat, Sheetlakhet, Kausani, Gwaldham and Bagheshwar. Kumao Vani also uses IVR and mobile technologies to reach wider population with phone-in facility also.

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Kumaon Vani is operated, owned and driven by the local communities in Mukteshwar. The main agenda of Kumaon Vani is growth and development of Kumaon region by promoting know