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Pesticides aid rural suicides in Warangal? -V Nilesh

hom 1,819 died. It also mentioned that 96 per cent of the pesticide poisoning cases admitted in 2002, “had intentionally poisoned themselves” and that two pesticides, monocrotophos and endosulfan, accounted for majority of deaths with known pesticides in 2002. Please click here to read more.

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SC orders Kerala to compensate endosulfan victims in 90 days

left many with mental and physical disorders The Supreme Court, on Tuesday, directed the Kerala government to pay Rs 500 crores in three months as compensation to over 5,000 victims of the use of endosulfan pesticide. People, especially newborns, have suffered deformaties, health complications and loss of family members due to exposure to the agrochemical. The SC bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar also asked the state to consider setting

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Ban 13 pesticides, phase out 6 by 2020, suggests Verma panel -Aditi Nigam

27 pesticides in 2018. The six pesticides suggested for phasing out by 2020 are: alachor, dichorvos, phorate, phosphamidon, triazophos and trichlorfon. The Verma panel did not review the use of endosulfan, as it is being examined by the Supreme Court. Review mooted Following the panel recommendations, the Registration Committee (RC) of the Central Insecticides Board, at a special meeting held on December 22, 2015, has suggested that &ldquo

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India is phasing out the use of DDT, but it's not tackling its long-term effects -Radhika Singh

lture further contaminate our environment. After it restricted DDT, the government began encouraging the use of other POPs that were potentially even more harmful, such as HCH (later banned in 1997), endosulfan (later banned in 2011) and then lindane (restricted in 2012). Rather than acknowledge that the makeup of all POPs render them intrinsically harmful, the government seems to be promoting different POPs in turn until each is found to have tangibl

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Study brings hope to Kasaragod villages

-The Times of India KOZHIKODE: endosulfan concentration in Kasaragod villages is declining, a study has revealed. What more, the combined toxic residue of endosulfan in soil samples collected from affected areas is persistent only for 1.5 to 2 years, before naturally degrading. The study, which comes as a relief to many, was jointly conducted by the Centre for Water Resources Development and Man

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Bedridden by pesticide, but won’t skip vote -KM Rakesh

will have to be carried by his parents to the polling booth on April 17. Santosh, who lives in Kokkada village in Belthangady taluk, some 70km from Mangalore city, is among the 6,000 victims of endosulfan, the deadly pesticide the Karnataka Cashew Development Corporation had sprayed on cashew plantations between 1980 and 2000. Subsequent events have been catastrophic for people in three districts that reported cases of foetal deaths, unnatu

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Alternatives to endosulfan get the nod-Roy Mathew

ernatives THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Conference of Parties to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, meeting in Geneva, approved non-chemical as well as chemical alternatives to endosulfan on Thursday. The non-chemical alternatives were proposed in a significant departure from past practice. The evaluation of non-chemical alternatives, as accepted by the conference, consists of an ecosystem-based approach to pest management

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endosulfan forum withdraws stir

-The Hindu Kasaragod: The endosulfan Peedhitha Janakeeya Munnani has decided to withdraw temporarily the indefinite hunger strike spearheaded by it for the past 36 days after the second round of high-level talks held with Chief Minister Oommen Chandy. A decision to this effect was made by forum convener Ambalathara Kunhikrishnan here on Monday night, hours after the talks held in Thiruvananthapuram concluded. "We are quite sati

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CPI(M) accuses Centre, State of neglecting endosulfan victims

by DYFI handed over to victims Kasargod: Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) has accused the Central and State governments of shying away from providing relief and rehabilitation packages to endosulfan victims in the district. Instead of implementing the National Human Rights Commission-recommended relief and rehabilitation packages, both the Central and State governments were more keen on safeguarding the interests of the pesticide compan

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Are genetically modified crops finally on their way out of India?-Darryl D’Monte

to deal with this potentially toxic technology, the precautionary principle has to apply. This is what, for instance, has guided the central government’s strictures on the use of the pesticide endosulfan which has caused genetic abnormalities when sprayed in cashew plantations in Kerala and Karnataka. By all means, the moratorium should be reduced from a decade, provided the Centre and states take adequate steps to monitor the introduction of t

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