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India to study impact of mobile towers on birds, bees

Posted by seumasach on September 1, 2010

This is the emerging multipolar reality coming into play. In the West, media control has been simply awesome, keeping this connection out of popular consciousness, and  dealing with the question, if at all, in the infantile manner which has become their hallmark. However, we no longer control India which is now moving to deal with an issue which threatens their food supplies.

For more background see:

ITNT Archive: Disappearing Bees

Thaindian News

1st September, 2010

New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) India will study the harmful impact of mobile phone towers on birds and bees, with the environment ministry constituting a committee that is also tasked with formulating guidelines on their installation.

The 10-member committee has been constituted under the chairmanship of Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) director Asad Rahmani and it will submit its report in six months. The committee will suggest measures to address the problem.

“The expert group will access the level of possible impact of growth of mobile towers in urban, sub-urban and forest areas on the population of birds and bees,” a statement from the ministry said.

The expert group will review all studies in India and abroad on the ill effects of mobile towers in animal, birds and insects.

“The team will also formulate guidelines for regulating the large scale installation of mobile towers in the country,” the statement said.

A recent study by scientists from Punjab University revealed that radiation from mobile towers affect the population and breeding of bees.

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