The Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) had its genesis from establishment of an Agricultural School at Saidapet, Madras, Tamil Nadu, as early as 1868 and it was later relocated at Coimbatore.
The Tamil Nadu Agricultural University e – Radio Broadcasting Station is implemented as per the policies approved of the Government of India for the grant of licenses for setting up of such stations to well established educational institutions. The present project is implemented by Media Lab Asia in collaboration with World Development Foundation, New Delhi for TNAU, Coimbatore.
Functionally, Community Radio means radio broadcasting with the objective of serving the cause of the Community in the service area by involving members of the community in the broadcast of their programmes.
The TNAU, Community Radio Station which has the coverage of 15 to 20 km, has the feature of ‘e’ component in it and hence the broadcast programme is integrated into the e – Extension network.
Handling Community e – Radio is an interesting and creative task. All the three types of intelligence viz., abstract, mechanical and social, are judiciously utilized in this ICT tool for making the programmes informative as well as interesting.