Radiation level from telecom towers down from today
With new guidelines coming into force from Saturday, radiation emission from telecom towers will come down to 1/10th of the present level, a development that will address public health concerns. Also, the handsets to be rolled out from domestic manufacturing units or to be imported will have reduced absorption capacity, as per the new guidelines.
The minimum distance of a tower (with two antenna) will be 35 meter from a residential building. There are over seven lakh towers for mobile phones throughout the country of which 95% of them are already compliant with the new emission norms.
Non-compliance of these standards will result in a penalty of Rs.5 lakh per tower, telecom minister Kapil Sibal said.