Agriculture and Water
The signature program of the radio station reaches out to the traditional agrarian communities, especially the small-scale farmers with low productivity, and encourages them to avail government subsidies and programs and adopt new technologies for their benefit. This program correlates with SDG Goal 1—End poverty in all its forms everywhere, and SDG Goal 2—End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture.
Programs: Tohfa-e-Kudrat: Jal Jangal Zameen (Water, Soil, and Forests)
Community radio’s essence of participatory communication goes a long way on achieving the goal. At Alfaz-e-Mewat, our work on SDG 16 Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions pertains to legal empowerment and promoting citizen participation to bring about awareness and capacity enhancement to ensure increased justice to end poverty, reduce inequality, and create conditions for shared and sustainable prosperity.
Programs: Kanoon Ki Baat; Hamse Hai Shasan; Gaon Ki Chaupal; Panchayat ki Baat Tai Ke Saath
Working on SDG 5, Alfaz-e-Mewat provides a platform for girls and women to speak out their concerns and aspirations. Women’s perspectives and opinions are not often given much priority. This is more so in villages, where women’s mobility is restricted and confined to household chores. Alfaz-e-Mewat programs demonstrate that society needs women’s leadership, and their essential involvement brings social and positive behavioral changes to rural communities.
Programs: Kuch Tum Kaho Kuch Hum Kahen; Hinsa Ko No; Udaan
Health and Hygiene
Alfaz-e-Mewat programs on health and hygiene focus on building awareness about cleanliness and the importance of clean drinking water. The team profiles villages in terms of health infrastructure, features ASHA and anganwadi workers, and interviews members from the Village Health Sanitation and Nutrition Committees.
Programs: Saaf, Safai, aur Sehat; Sehat Ka Paigaam
Alfaz-e-Mewat has done lot of programming on financial inclusion and literacy with support from CSR partner, Canara HSBC OBC Life Insurance. The programs lay emphasis on the importance of savings, insurance, agricultural loans, services provided by banks, roles and responsibilities of banks, and redressal mechanism in case of delays and denials.
Programs: Vitya Vani
Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood and beyond. Alfaz-e-Mewat FM 107.8 has been working with Rajbala Foundation to explore community radio as a tool to disseminate awareness about mental health issues and coping mechanisms.
Programs:Uljhan, Aane Wala Kal