Valsad: In Valsad district, more than 500 mobile towers were been estimated which are hazardous to the public's health. According to Valsad's well-known advocate and socialist Ketan Shah, though officials are aware of the facts still they are ignoring it.
According to the social activist Ketan Shah, more than 500 mobile towers have been already installed in Valsad district and still, its numbers are increasing steadily. He has raised the movement against the government officials who approve the permission for installation of such towers by violating the government guidelines. These mobile towers emit hazardous radiations which can invite serious brain and heart diseases among the exposed people.
All the government officials are well aware of the specific guidelines issued by the government for the installation of the towers but for the greed of some money, certain officials unofficially provides the approval for installation. Even the builders and the society management are also aware of the adverse effects of hazardous radiations; still, for the greed of rental money, they approve the installation of the tower. For the approval of the mobile tower, the mobile companies lease the rent from Rs. 30,000 to 1 lakh in that area. For the temptation of this money, the government officials and the builders are playing with the health of the people. The situation is becoming even worse day by day, as for the installation of mobile towers not only the premises of the apartment but also the open spaces and warehouses have been hired.