Community Radio gives voice to people from marginalized sections of society to express their views on Community Development. It promotes participatory decision making through healthy discussion on local issues. Community Radio encourages participatory community development, harnessing locally available resources and innovation in Community Development. The larger objective is to provide a cost effective means of empowering local communities and enabling them to play a more meaningful role in the course of economic and social development. The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MoIB) is the nodal point for dealing with the Community Radio licensing process, a 12-step procedure that applicants desirous of obtaining a licence to set up a Community Radio Station embark upon. The process involving various ministries, though, most of the attention goes to the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting and the Ministry of Communications & Information Technology for obvious reasons.