| 18 Jul 2024
Ahmedabad's Mahila Sewa Trust to start its CRS

MUMBAI: Mahila Sewa Trust, Ahmedabad has been given permission for establishing, maintaining and operating a community radio station and is expected to be operational within three months.

Mahila Sewa (Self Employed women association) was set up on 18 June 1975 under the Bombay Public Trust act. Its main goals are to organise women workers for full employment and self reliance. It also organises women to ensure that they obtain full employment apart from providing childcare, healthcare, insurance and conducts trainings and seminars.

A Letter of Intent had been issued to the Institute after recommendations of Inter Ministerial Committee and seeking requisite clearances from various Ministries. Mahila Sewa CRS is the 49th CRS in the country.

The trust has started its community radio initiatives for building capacity of the women of the informal sector. The main objective of the activity is to provide information and education to the members in the remotest of the villages.

The radio programmes will concentrate on subjects like health, water, agriculture, animal husbandry, national and international events etc. The programmes will particularly emphasize community participation. The professional experts will give the training to the women at grassroot level.