Completed pilot

Pragathi Foundation

The Pragathi Foundation has successfully completed its pilot and handed over a two-way Wi-Fi community radio initiative called Rang Radio to 16 remote communities in Uttarakhand state. These ‘signal dark’ villages have no telecommunications connections with the outside world. During the pilot, locals set up transponders on DIY towers and received training for ongoing maintenance. Other community members run the station and produce most of the content for a daily show featuring news about landslides or other hazards, vaccination opportunities, weather, poetry and more.