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Disaster Resilient Community using Community Radio



The project will setup permanent community radio which will act as Emergency Radio in Cuddalore District. The temporary Emergency Radio setup by SARANALAYAM Trust in Cuddalore Collector Office is the India's First Emergency Radio which is Cuddalore Emergency Radio 107.8 MHz. The proposed new Community Radio will be a permanent Radio to help the people of Cuddalore District in Indian State of Tamilnadu which is disaster prone.

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Cuddalore District in Indian state of Tamilnadu is vulnerable to disaster. Every year, people of Cuddalore are affected by flood, cyclone every year. There is no communication system to alert them locally for life saving timely information. When disaster strikes, there comes power failure. So the existing mainstream media will be ineffective to reach the people.


The simple community radio will help the reach the people with local specific information on the time so as this will save human loss and property loss. Every household will be given an emergency radio receiver kit which has crank option while will chrager the radio receiver with worst condition of power failure for days together and people still can listen to radio for life saving important announcements.

Long-Term Impact

This project of using community radio to empower community will result in Disaster Resilient community where people are educated on Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Relief and Disaster Mitigation. The project supports to establish a permanent community radio station for Cuddalore. The temporary Cuddalore Emergency Radio 107.8 MHz setup by Saranalayam Trust at District Collector's Office helped the people during flood in 2015. There is need for permanent radio for disaster pron cuddalore District.


Cuddalore Emergency Radio 107.8 MHz
NDTV about Cuddalore Emergency Radio 107.8 MHz
Times of India about India's First Emergency Radio

Organization Information


Location: VRIDHACHALAM - India
Project Leader:
John Nelson
VRIDHACHALAM, Tamilnadu India
Donations: $0 raised ($5,000 needed)
Donors: 0 (40 needed)
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