“The department of telecommunications (DoT) and Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) will launch an awareness campaign by October end to sensitise resident welfare associations (RWAs) that exposure to telecom towers do not cause cancer or other diseases.
It is a case of the mighty influence of the private telecom companies. The government has now decided that mobile towers can be erected on the government buildings to ensure connectivity. There are many reports on the radiation of the mobile towers and in many places, agitations are going on. BSNL has put warning boards wherever it has constructed mobile towers near its offices.
Connectivity is important and at the same time, the radiation issue is also to be tackled. What is the government plan is not known. It should be transparent.