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Soon, Telecom Coordination Committee to check levels of EMF radiation from cellphone towers

The committee would be constituted take action within one week of receipt of complaint.

  • Published: April 3, 2017 6:00 PM IST
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A city-level ‘Telecom Coordination Committee’ would be set up soon to redress grievances related to mobile phone towers in Gurugram, a senior civic official said today. The committee would be constituted to get levels of EMF (Electromagnetic Field) radiation from such towers checked by Telecom Enforcement, Resource and Monitoring (TERM) cells within one week of receipt of complaint. Also Read - Indian mobile gaming market to shoot up to at least $5 billion by 2025: Report

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“A City-level Telecom Coordination Committee will be constituted to get levels of EMF radiation from such towers checked..,” said Commissioner, Gurugram Municipal Corporation, V Umashankar.

This was divulged by the official during an awareness program organised by Department of Telecommunications, Central Government in Gurugram, a press release said. Umashankar said the committee would comprise officers of Department of Telecommunications, Government of India, Municipal Corporation and District Administration Gurugram and Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA).

He said that as per the extensive studies carried out by various organisations, “current evidence does not confirm the existence of any health consequences from exposure to low level electromagnetic field”. He said that more such awareness programmes would be conducted in Gurugram to educate the people about “myths surrounding mobile network towers”. ALSO READ: India s prescribed standards for mobile radiation are 10 times higher than international standards: DoT

Presentation and literature prepared by telecommunications and health departments would also be uploaded on the website of the Municipal Corporation, he added.

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  • Published Date: April 3, 2017 6:00 PM IST



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