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Community radios on climate hit right notes, find listeners


Earlier this year when cyclone Fani hit Odisha, a community radio in Puri worked overtime — urging people to evacuate their homes, disseminating information about shelters and providing alerts. That continued until Fani damaged most of its equipment. Community radios in several parts of India have emerged to fight against climate change, helping communities understand how it affects their lives. If in the east, radios are helping farmers battle drought, in the north they are asking people to move to solar energy and less waterintensive crop varieties. Down south, there are lessons on how to prepare for a cyclone.


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