Thursday 15 November 2012

Author(s): Aparna Pallavi

Another Kasaragod

Like Kerala’s Kasaragod, neighbouring Dakshina Kannada is bearing the brunt of spraying of endosulfan. While Kasaragod grabbed media spotlight and Kerala banned the pesticide, victims in Karnataka are still struggling for recognition

Another Kasaragod

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  • Endosulfan has been in use in

    Endosulfan has been in use in the tea estates of West Bengal and Assam from 1970s. It may perhaps be useful to do survey in these estates to have more conclusive proof.

    Posted by: Anonymous | 3 years ago | Reply
  • As it is banned now when is

    As it is banned now when is India going to phase it out totally, and why the delay?.

    Because of its threats to human health and the environment, a global ban on the manufacture and use of endosulfan was negotiated under the Stockholm Convention in April 2011. The ban will take effect in mid 2012, with certain uses exempted for 5 additional years.[2] More than 80 countries,[3] including the European Union, Australia and New Zealand, several West African nations,[4] the United States,[5][6] Brazil[7] and Canada[8] had already banned it or announced phase outs by the time the Stockholm Convention ban was agreed upon. It is still used extensively in India, China, and few other countries. It is produced by Makhteshim Agan and several manufacturers in India and China.

    Posted by: Anonymous | 3 years ago | Reply
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