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HC pulls up govt over mobile radiation issue

DNA | Last Modified - Aug 17, 2012, 05:49 AM IST

HC pulls up govt over mobile radiation issue
  • HC pulls up govt over mobile radiation issue
    HC pulls up govt over mobile radiation issue

    Jaipur: Coming down hard on the state government, the Rajasthan high court asked it to set a deadline by when recommendations by the PK Goyal Committee will be implemented.

    The bench of chief justice Arun Mishra and justice NK Jain-1 was hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by the retired justice IS Israni on growing radiations from mobile towers.

    The government informed the court that the Goyal Committee submitted a report over the towers radiations on August 13. The committee has made recommendations to remove towers from schools, colleges, hospitals and densely-populated areas.

    Taking a note of recommendations, the court has asked the government to table the report. It also directed the government to specify the deadline by when the recommendations will come into force.

    The counsel of the petitioner, Prateek Kaslliwal made arguments related to the mobile towers also. Referring to the orders issued by education and forest departments, the counsel told the court that the towers should not be installed in the radius of one km area of the schools and forest land.

    But the orders are not being implemented. On this, the court made a verbal comment that the government is forming the rules for birds. However, the rules, which were made for humans, remain only on papers.

    The high court said that the central government has constituted a committee over radiation issue, seeking suggestions and objections from the masses by November 16. Until then, the Centre has agreed that the radiation level from towers be reduced by up to 10 times.

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