Enabling Broadband connectivity across the country is essential to bridge the Digital divide between rural-urban and rich-poor. This will also promote e-governance, transparency, financial inclusion and ease of doing business.

The Internet has transformed the world and society like never before. It has provided a platform for new opportunities through innovation. Internet has fostered the supremacy of ideas rather than capital.

India has experienced a phenomenal growth in the number of mobile phone users. The increased use of mobile phones in India has raised public interest in possible health issues associated with exposure to electromagnetic energy. People are concerned about exposure from mobile handsets and mobile towers.

Precautionary guidelines for mobile users - Mobile users are advised to take precautionary measures while using a mobile

Guidelines for issue of clearance for installation of mobile towers (based on new radiation norms w.e.f September 1st, 2012) -Single Window Clearance can be provided to telecom service provider / infrastructure provider after following points are verified by the local body / State Government. This will ensure issuance of faster clearances.

Department of Telecommunications is quite conscious on the issues related to public health and the details as below are the steps that have been initiated by the department on Telecom.

The document describes the test procedure for the measurement of electromagnetic fields from telecom base stations in GSM, CDMA, W-CDMA, 3 G and Wi-Max etc environment. The main aim of the measurement is to confirm the compliance of base station installation as per ICNIRP guidelines limits.