Saturday, October 19, 2013

Two years on, panel’s mobile tower suggestions yet to be implemented

More than 2,000 people participated in a walkathon to promote heart health organised by the MGM hospital at Vashi on Sunday, a week after World Heart Day. DoT reduced the radiation limit to 450 milliwatts per sq m in September 2012 Provide static continuous testing/measuring centres for online monitoring of radiation levels at prominent places in metro cities
A real-time monitoring system is in the process of being developed Service providers should measure the radiation level of certain prominent places and display it for information of the general public
Not implemented Create a database with information of all base stations, emission levels, and display this on a public domain
Not implemented The report of the committee was released in January 2011. used.“What is required is a higher number of towers and antennae which emit lower power transmissions within shorter distances. The current approach of the authorities is wrong,” said Kumar.
Meanwhile, the DoT is in the process of creating a realtime system to monitor radiation levels emitted from mobile towers. “A study is being carried out on the techno-commercial feasibility to create a centralised database of all mobile towers in the country, which will be a unique initiative,” said Milind Deora, minister of state for communications and information technology.

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