About Us

Seeking Modern Applications for Real Transformation (SMART) was registered in 1997 under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 with non-profiteering objectives. It has been working with vulnerable communities, with a focus on women, and is committed to creating awareness and empowering communities to speak up and stand up for their rights and entitlements. SMART uses new and traditional communication technologies for acquiring knowledge in order to create a more just social and economic order with a mission to eradicate poverty through gender equality, improved family health, protection of the environment and promotion of democratic participation of minorities.

Partners

In our journey, we have worked with and been supported by a variety of governmental and non-governmental partners

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In the News

How community Radios are helping fight COVID-19

It is a sweltering afternoon and Imran Khan has just started another episode of ‘Corona Se Jang, Radio Mewat Ke Sang’, a live programme, in his thick Mewati accent.

Published in Hindustan Times on 1 June 2020

Haryana: Radio raises Covid awareness, fights misinformation in Nuh

NUH: In this age of technology, it is the humble wireless that’s proving to be the vaccine against misinformation in Nuh, which has reported 57 cases of Covid-19 so far.

Published in Times of India on 20 April 2020

Nuh shatters wrong notions in its fight against COVID-19

The Haryana district, accounting for more than one-fourth of the State’s active cases in the second week of April, now has seven under-treatment patients left, which is less than 2% of the State tally of 360 cases.

Published in The Hindu on 16 May 2020

Radio Mewat in India: broadcasting 14 hours without fear or favour

Mewat has one of the lowest media penetration in the country, but a high mobile phone penetration, which also doubles up as a potent radio listening-tool.

Published in IAWRT in April 2020

Community radio stations reach out to create corona awareness despite lack of funds

The outbreak of COVID-19 has further strained the resources of the CR stations, said N A Shah Ansari, president community radio association.

Published in The New Indian Express on 27 March 2020