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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Later, on a petition filed in the Supreme Court of Indiathe production, storage, sale and use of the pesticide was temporarily banned on 13 Mayand later permanently by the end of Archived from the original on September 7, The committee also insisted that labeling should be made mandatory in bold letters to avoid wndosulfan of endosulfan near water-bodies.

To begin with, it was a pesticide called endrin. The Mayee committee was formed since there was a lack of unanimity among the members of the Dubey committee with regards to its recommendations and lack of consensus among the experts on the safety of endosulfan. The Perla Division of Kasaragod Plantation has the Padre Village Enmakaje Panchayat which has remained the center point of endosulfan controversies for makayalam than two decades now. endosu,fan

The film is a partly fictional representation of the environmental disaster caused by the use of the pesticide endosulfan in the Kasaragod District of Kerala, India. Again the court dismisses this case.

Most o f them have been putting it down to a supernatural curse. The squad, headed by an assistant director of the agriculture department, has met with little success.

Tracking decades-long endosulfan tragedy in Kerala

The court order states that the petitioners have established a prima facie case through the documents presented. The effect is anybody’s guess till a thorough scientific probe is conducted. The doctor went back to his tattered, dog-eared toxicology textbooks. All News Photos Videos. During the first hearing on May 2, the bench of Chief Justice SH Kapadia, Justice KS Radhakrishnan, and Justice Swatanter Kumar asked the Centre as to whythere should not be a ban on the sale and use of the pesticide against which there has been proven records of consequences on human health.


This issue talks about the endosulfan issue and its present status in detail. The district collector grants permission for aerial spraying.

Endosulfan Industry’s Dirty War – A Chronology of events

The valleys below house villages like Padre. The government will now invoke the provisions of the Insecticides Act, a Central act and write a letter to the Union Government about the ban. R B Singh to review the continued use of some pesticides including endosulfan. Overall, this will lead to its elimination from the global markets. If you check the February issue of the journal, you’ll chance upon the appeal: The district health authority surveyed 9, house- holds in Muthalamada and Kollengode panchayats in November this year and identified 46 suspected endosulfan victims; four other children were found suffering from hydrocephalus like Sharanya.

There is a vast databank consisting of reports of fact-finding missions, videos, photographs, links to articles in leading newspapers and magazines. October 13th th The scribe started searching the internet.


How it all began. From the mid s, the pesticide endosulfan has been aerially sprayed on a cashew nut plantation covering several endodulfan in Kasargod District, Kerala State, India. The inter ministerial committee seeks the view of the Insecticides Registration Committee under the Insecticides Act IUPAC name 6,7,8,9,10,Hexachloro-1,5,5a,6,9,9a-hexahydro- 6,9-methano-2,4,3-benzodioxathiepineoxide.

The World Health Organization estimated worldwide annual production to be about 9, metric tonnes t in the early s.

Biju [3] consulted Madhuraj and other activists associated with the Kasaragod issue. She was diagnosed suffering from hydrocephalus—a condition caused by abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid.

Rat snake, a farmer’s friend as it checks the rodent population, has disappeared. International Business Times, India Edition.

Kerlabhumi blog Map showing status of ban on endosulfan around the globe. It is called the mango city. Ban Endosulfan Campaign From the mid s, the pesticide endosulfan has been aerially sprayed on a cashew nut plantation covering several villages in Kasargod District, Kerala State, India.


Though the committee recommended the continued use of endosulfan in the country it specified that endosulfan should not be used near water-bodies as it would pollute the water body and moreover endosulfan is known to be highly toxic to fishes and that this should be put as a condition while issuing certificate of registration.

Archived from the original on July 12, Stories bringing out the plight of the victims were published in the fortnightly and received huge response. These are harassment tactics. The court finds no validity in the accusations and allegations against us. Pillai, under the Maya Movies production house banner. Endosulfan was the only pesticide applied to cashew plantations in the villages for 20 years, and had contaminated the village environment.

Same issues were raised once again by the pesticide lobby. The Times of India”. One case that has really caught the attention of the malajalam is that of Kittanna, who has cerebral palsy. Trial spraying of endosulfan began in India will phase out all endosulfan use by This shocking piece of news was taken up by many others who followed it up with proof from a number of studies endosuulfan were conducted in the region.

He encouraged Kumar to probe further. In our own country Kerala and Karnataka have banned this chemical after finding makayalam and environment damages.

Aromatase inhibitors Endocrine disruptors Convulsants Cyclopentenes Neurotoxins Nonsteroidal antiandrogens Organochloride insecticides Organosulfites Teratogens Xenoestrogens. They were tested for presence malayalaam Endosulfan to determine the environment and health impacts.

If the cause of their maladies is not the pesticide, it might be an even longer wait till some scientist somewhere decides otherwise.