Mobile/Satelite Towers in Residential Areas
Dek
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#16
| Maha Guru Member
Thanks a lot Prakaant.

from where I can get information regarding radiation level allowed for such towers, I mean mentioned in government's policy or some notification to telecom operators.
#17
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I just tried googling "Permissible radiation level allowed for mobile towers" ...

... and got wonderful results like this, this, this and this...
#18
| Maha Guru Member
I do not want to criticize our (Indian) system but isn't it like a hooligan teasing a 6-7 year old boy and the boy has no power to go against him.

now, coming to the point :D

Today I read in The Tribune regarding Vodafone, Airtel & five others are charged for not following govt. norms for mobile tower radiations and as laid by the givt. penalty/fine for not doing so is Rs.5 Lac per tower. It was a random check by Dot. You can read it here.

I want to ask if I can get in touch with Dot or Pollution Control Dept. to check radiation level of the tower in my neighborhood, can I do so? if no what & how can I get it check that the tower is not releasing more than as prescribed by the Govt. I tend to forget this tower thing after following it with Govt. Departments and then had to leave the matter as said by my mom otherwise the water ran till neck high to my neighbor and Municipal Corporation.:mad:

Once again, I miss "headbang" emoticon.:D
#19
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Originally posted by: Dek View Post

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I want to ask if I can get in touch with Dot or Pollution Control Dept. to check radiation level of the tower in my neighborhood, can I do so?


File an RTI and ask 1) Whether the operator is complying with the 1st Sept order as per DoT ?

They will respond by doing a spot check, and/or will have to reply in the affirmative or negative :)
#20
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Originally posted by: Dek View Post

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I want to ask if I can get in touch with Dot or Pollution Control Dept. to check radiation level of the tower in my neighborhood, can I do so?


Originally posted by: nycank View Post

File an RTI and ask 1) Whether the operator is complying with the 1st Sept order as per DoT ?

Please read this and this also.
#21
| Maha Guru Member

Complaint system launched for radiation from towers

Complaint system launched for radiation from towers :

Press Release by Dot.

Implemented in Maharastra only, should be implemented through All India.
#22
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You may file your complaint by clicking here which is to be shortly activated for your area or here presently active for your area.

Also please note, the press release says:
The complainant can get the site tested by paying Rs 4000 to M/s TCIL. It was also informed that in case the site is found to be non compliant with respect to the desired norms on testing then no fee would be charged from the complainant. The test results will be made available on the website of DOT and will also be sent to the complainant through email and SMS.

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