Airtel, Vodafone top list of towers exceeding radiation limit: Manoj Sinha via Gears of Biz

New Delhi: Bharti Airtel and Vodafone were at the top of the list of operators whose mobile towers were found violating radiation norms in an audit conducted by the telecom department, Parliament was informed on Wednesday.

“During the audit carried out by TERM Cells, total 284 base transceiver stations (BTSs) installed on various mobile towers by various telecom service providers (TSPs) have been found exceeding the prescribed electromagnetic field (EMF) radiation limits as on 20 June 2017,” telecom minister Manoj Sinha said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.

Out of the total non-compliant mobile sites, 69 belong to Bharti Airtel and its subsidiary, 62 to Vodafone, 34 to Tata Teleservices and its subsidiaries, 32 to Reliance Communications, 22 to Idea Cellular, 20 Aircel and 11 to Loop Mobile (operations closed now), according to the data shared by the minister.


He said that in India norms for exposure limit for the emission from mobile towers are already 10 times more stringent than the safe limits prescribed by ICNIRP and recommended by WHO. “Making the norms ten times stricter than what has been prescribed by ICNIRP and recommended by WHO, obviates the need for having separate norms for special localities,” Sinha said.

The minister said that the DoT guidelines issued to state governments on 1 August 2013 for mobile towers do not place any restriction on installation of mobile towers near the residential area, educational institutions and hospitals, etc.

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