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West Bengal LSA of the Department of Telecommunications organised Online Awareness Workshop on EMF Radiation

News Desk, News Nation 360: The West Bengal Licence Service Area (LSA) unit of the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) organised an Awareness Workshop on EMF Radiation in Kolkata. The session was organised as part of DoT’s public advocacy programme to dispel myths around EMF radiation and address unfounded fears of citizens by presenting credible scientific evidence. The workshop was attended by government officials, the general public, residents’ welfare associations, students, doctors, telecom service providers, infrastructure providers and other officials. The eminent key speakers at the event were Sri R K Sharma, LSA Head, DoT WB LSA, Dr T K Joshi, Advisor to Health Minister, Govt. of India, Shri Pabitra Sarkar, DDG (Compliance), DoT WB LSA and Shri Mihir Kumbhakar, Director (Compliance), DoT WB LSA. Shri R K Sharma, LSA Head, DoT, West Bengal LSA talked about the necessity of mobile towers and well-entrenched infrastructure for streamlining network connectivity. He also stated the country’s EMF radiation norms are 10 times stricter than the limits prescribed by the International Commission on Non-ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) and are in adherence to the recommendations of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Scientific research on EMF signals has not been able to establish any injurious effects on human health from mobile tower radiation. Dr TK Joshi, Advisor to Health Minister, Govt. of India stated across the world, extensive scientific research has been unable to establish a connection between mobile tower radiation and human health. The WHO has also stated that there is no risk to human health from mobile tower radiation. The panellists responded that Network Connectivity is authoritative for a connected future and a healthy infrastructure will support the advancement of many technologies, which in turn would enhance the way we all live and work. The level of exposure near a cell phone tower typically is many times lower than the exposure from using a cell phone. DoT and Telecom Operators are fully committed and equipped to ensure compliance with guidelines. These guidelines are designed to safeguard the concerns of citizens on EMF exposure norms are adhered to as to safeguard their beloved citizens.

Report : Anustup Kundu