because every tiger counts...
 

Parliament

>> TIGER RESERVE   >> ELEPHANT MENACE   >> TIGER POPULATION   >> NGOs IN ANIMAL WELFARE   >> TIGER POPULATION   >> POACHING OF TIGER   >> DEATH OF WILD ANIMALS   >> WILD ANIMAL ATTACKS   >> TIGER HABITATS   >> CULLING OF WILD BOARS   >> DIGITAL DATABASE OF ENDANGERED TIGERS   >> ENDANGERED SPECIES   >> ANIMAL CENSUS   >> ELEPHANT CORRIDORS   >> PRESERVATION OF TIGERS   >> ELEPHANT TUSK TRADE RACKET   >> DEATH DUE TO ANIMAL ATTACKS   >> FUNDS FOR RELOCATION OF SIMILIPAL AND SATKOSIA TIGER RESERVES   >> WILDLIFE MORTALITY DUE TO ROAD PROJECTS   >> Increase in tiger deaths   >> PROTECTION OF ELEPHANTS/WILD ANIMALS FROM SPEEDING TRAINS   >> SALE OF TIGER BODY PARTS   >> NATIONAL WILDLIFE ACTION PLAN   >> POACHING OF TIGERS IN SUNDERBANS   >> Decrease in population of Indian rhinos   >> POACHING OF WILD ANIMALS   >> PROTECTION OF DWINDLING TIGER POPULATION   >> GLOBAL TIGER INITIATIVE   >> SPECIAL TIGER PROTECTION FORCE   >> WILD ANIMALS VENTURING INTO HUMAN HABITATS   >> VERMIN ANIMALS   >> TIGER POPULATION   >> ANTI-POACHING LAWS   >> COUNTING OF WILD ANIMALS   >> POISONING AND ELECTROCUTION OF TIGERS   >> HUMAN-ANIMAL CONFLICTS   >> WILDLIFE CRIMES   >> ILLEGAL OCCUPATION OF NATIONAL PARKS   >> PREVENTION OF MAN-ANIMAL CONFLICTS   >> POPULATION OF TIGERS, CUBS AND OTHER WILD ANIMALS   >> ELECTROCUTION OF ANIMALS IN FORESTS   >> POACHING OF ROYAL BENGAL TIGERS IN SUNDARBANS   >> REVISED GUIDELINES FOR DECLARATION OF CRITICAL WILDLIFE HABITAT   >> SECURITY OF WILD ANIMALS   >> PROTECTION, PRESERVATION AND BREEDING OF WILD ANIMALS   >> INCREASE IN WILD AND DOMESTIC ANIMALS   >> NATIONAL TIGER CONSERVATION AUTHORITY   >> SURVEY ON ENDANGERED SPECIES   >> DEATH OF WILD ANIMALS   >> DEATH OF TUSKERS   >> more >>   
 

Parliament

back Go Back        Print

DECLINE IN NUMBER OF SPARROWS AND BEES

19 Dec 2011
Lok Sabha


*347 . Shri OM PRAKASH YADAV
SONAWANE PRATAP NARAYANRAO

Will the Minister of ENVIRONMENT AND FORESTS be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the Electro Magnetic Radiation (EMR) from communication towers has been found to be one of the causes of decline in the number of sparrows and bees in the country;

(b) if so, the measures taken to protect the lives of sparrows and bees;

(c) whether there is any proposal to formulate a law to protect the flora and fauna from EMR in the country both in the rural and the urban areas; and

(d) if so, the details thereof alongwith the action taken or proposed to be taken by the Government in this regard?

MINISTER OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE) FOR ENVIRONMENT AND FORESTS (SHRIMATI JAYANTHI NATARAJAN)

(a) to (d) A Statement is laid on the Table of the House.

STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) TO (d) OF THE LOK SABHA STARRED QUESTION NO 347 REGARDING ‘DECLINE IN NUMBER OF SPARROWS AND BEES’ BY SHRI OM PRAKASH YADAV AND SHRI SONAWANE PRATAP NARAYANRAO DUE FOR REPLY ON 19.12.2011.

(a) &(b) An Expert Group comprising wildlife scientists, bird experts and physicists from reputed institutions was constituted by the Ministry of Environment and Forests in August 2010 to study the ‘possible impacts of communication towers on wildlife including birds and bees’. The group in its report submitted to the Ministry in September 2011 confirms the adverse effects of electro magnetic radiations (EMR) from mobile phones and communication towers on the health of human beings. However, it also points out that exact co-relation between radiation of communication towers and health of wildlife is so far not established. The report also states that although existing literature depicts adverse effects of electro magnetic (EMR) on the biological systems of living beings, more research is required to assess the true impact of EMR on free-living floral and faunal species, including birds and bees in the country.

(c)&(d) Since, more studies are required to study the true impact of EMR on wildlife flora and fauna, including birds and bees, it is not advisable to formulate laws on the subject at this stage.