The Minister of State for Communications and I.T. Sachin Pilot said that stricter laws will be brought into effect following a new report released by the World Health Organization which said that there might be a link between mobile phone use and brain cancer.
Pilot said that his ministry will be looking into the amount of radiation emitted by mobile phone towers and revealed that an expert group has already urged the government to revisit the radiation guidelines in the country.
He went on to add that his department has been actively making sure that the radiation emitted by mobile phone towers are below the prescribed limit and said that a fine of Rs 5 lakh has been slapped on each tower that does not comply with the limit.
"While telecom is a huge success story in India, we have to ensure that any possible health-related effects of radiation emitted by mobile phones and towers are reflected in the guidelines. The final guidelines would take into account the best global benchmarks and scientific evidence on the subject", he said.