Down To Earth takes a look at one of the worst and longest-running pesticide poisoning episodes in India and how it culminated with the Supreme Court. The numbers of people affected by nearly 20 years of aerial spray of Endosulfan, an organochlorine pesticide, in the cashew plantations in Kasaragod, the. Our mission is to get rid of the deadly chemical Endosulfan from India. Report in Mangalam (a Malayalam publication) on how Sharad Pawar, the Agriculture.

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It is produced by Makhteshim Agan and several manufacturers in India and China. T he report concluded that there was no conclusive evidence to fix endosulfan as the cause of the problem. The endosufan bench, banned the pesticide and made it clear that it cannot be used in any of its formulations or under any of its brand names.

Tracking decades-long endosulfan tragedy in Kerala

The Bharatiya Janata Party has also decided to take up the matter and join the protest. I just couldn’t fathom the cause of these diseases. Nearly landholders of Palakkad who own big plantations in the region use endosulfan and other pesticides extensively during the flowering season to kill pests—leaf miners and leaf hoppers. Retrieved 9 June — via The Hindu. Although endosulfa sample size is somewhat limited, the results are quite compelling.

From onwards social groups became active in the district highlighting the plight of the people in Padre village. When the crowd became agitated, he called in the police. The letter ignores that the findings of the study have been vindicated again and again.

Pesticide Action Network PAN is working towards reducing the overall use and risks of pesticides as well as the dependence on pesticides and to increase support for community-based control over a sustainably produced food supply. They targeted CSE for working at the behest of the EU towards banning enrosulfan completely ignoring the fact that the study on endosulfan in Kasaragod was done at the request of the people in Kerala who were working amongst the endosulfan victims.


The evidence Kumar and Padre had was too circumstantial. Retrieved 14 February Please remember to subscribe to the campaign news, periodic updates in this website. People affected by endosulfan insecticides in Karnataka are planning a hunger protest on Saturday near Mangalore, demanding better rehabilitation and compensation. The health effects of the chemical include neurotoxicity, late sexual maturity, physical deformities, poisoning, among others.

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The government forms another expert committee under the chairmanship of CD Mayee, Agriculture Commissioner. The committee did not collect samples instead examined data collected by other agencies and recorded written and oral depositions from concerned authorities.

Please discuss further on the talk page. ESPAC contested this report. Every other day, Kumar, Shree Padre and Shripati Endosufan, a doctor who runs a nursing home in the nearby Perla village, as well as other known people hold public meetings.

They are also reaching out to other villages that have complaints similar to theirs. Biju [3] consulted Madhuraj and other activists associated with the Kasaragod issue. How it all began.

The Ministry of Agriculture, Department of Agriculture and Co-operation, Government of India constituted a high power committee in under the chairmanship of Dr. People residing in the villages within the plantation have been afflicted with different kinds of illnesses which, according to the villagers, were not present before the cashew nut plantation started their operations.


Most o f them have been putting it down to a supernatural curse. A three member team from the National Institute of Occupational Health is set up. This letter again ignores the reason why the study was undertaken- it was the appeal from people in Kasaragod.

The enosulfan practices are scientifically based.

Its effect is showing on people living there. Canada’s submission of information specified in Annex E of”. Countdown To Elections Results. However, some residue of Endosulfan was detected in soil 0. How to grow crops without endosulfan? People residing in the villages within the plantation have been afflicted with different kinds of illnesses which, according to the villagers, were not present before the cashew nut plantation started their operations.

The same health impacts are now being seen in the neighboring Dakshin Kanada district in Karnataka as well. India has agreed to phase out use of Endosulfan by and all existing stock of the pesticide in the country that is past its endosulafn date, government said today. Now Malayxlam have none. We have get our hands on some scientific information and mobilise some social support based on that.

It is based on an incident in a small village in Kasaragod in the state of Kerala were thousands of people were infected with fatal diseases due to the effects of endosulfana pesticide used to protect cashewnut trees.