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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Endosulfan is an off- patent organochlorine insecticide and acaricide that is being phased out globally. They mobilised themselves under the action committee and sent a complaint to the district administration. You can join the campaign demanding our government to bring a nation wide ban on Endosulfan.

Endosulfaan panchayat complained to the district collector, seeking a thorough probe. See April 1st July 15th The report was released in March Inhe wrote to some big names in psychiatry in the region, drawing their attention to the mysterious nature of the problem.

Focus once again shifted to Kasaragod and there was a fresh demand for a nationwide endossulfan of the pesticide.

Views Read Edit View history. It was evident that PCK did not follow protective malayalamm for the workers, the public in the surrounding areas and the water sources during spraying.

So how does one explain such a drastic increase after a decade? Bacillus thuringiensis Baculovirus Beauveria bassiana Beauveria brongniartii Metarhizium acridum Metarhizium anisopliae Nomuraea rileyi Lecanicillium lecanii Paecilomyces fumosoroseus Paenibacillus popilliae Purpureocillium lilacinum.

The survey endosulafn Thanal was on various types of disorders prevalent in the district and the number of people suffering from these diseases. On his decision to take the lead role, actor Kunchacko Boban stated, “It was such a sensitive script, to which no actor could have said no. It also added that there was a close similarity between the spectrum of health effects observed in the study population and those described in animal experiments.

Aerial spraying of endosulfan began sometime aroundsay Padre residents. No encosulfan studies link exposure to endosulfan specifically to cancer in humans, but wndosulfan vitro assays have shown that endosulfan can promote proliferation of human breast cancer cells.


India is one of the countries opposing the global ban, thanks to a very strong pesticide lobby in the country. Till then, all that there is to go by are the observations malayalamm the residents, particularly the elders who have witnessed the change in local ecology. The evidence Kumar and Padre had was too circumstantial.

Subsequent reports were to be filed after visits in August and a brainstorming session on the use of endosulfan. This report gives the rehabilitation progress that has been made till date and the health effects of Endosulfan. If you have anything to say about this website or our campaign, please send us a mail through this form.

This letter again ignores the reason why the study was undertaken- it was the appeal from people in Kasaragod. Wikipedia articles with possible conflicts of interest from September Use dmy dates from November Use Indian English from November All Wikipedia articles written in Indian English Articles containing explicitly cited English-language text All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from September Articles needing additional references from May All articles needing additional references.

Butterflies gave Guruvayurappan the first clue on the impact of pesticides.

Numerous in vitro studies have documented its potential to disrupt hormones and animal studies have demonstrated its reproductive and developmental toxicity, especially among males.

It is being sprayed in the mango plantations and health impacts, similar to that of Kasaragod is beginning to show in Palakkad as well. The POPRC decided that endosulfan met the criteria of Annex D of the Stockholm Convention — a half life of the chemical in water is more than two months or half life in soil is greater than six months or half life in sediment is greater than six months or b the chemical is endosulran sufficiently persistent to justify its consideration within the scope of the Convention.

Final Report of the investigation of unusual illnesses allegedly produced by endosulfan exposure in Padre village of Kasaragod district N. Decades of spraying this pesticide, and only this pesticide, on the village provided a unique opportunity to analyze its impact. Archived from the original PDF on Endosulfan-induced misery gained worldwide attention as a result of these photographs.

Rat snake, a farmer’s friend as it checks the rodent population, has disappeared. A worker told me they were mixing pesticides in the cakes to prevent jackals from eating them. National Human Rights Commission issues notices to sndosulfan Central and State governments seeking explanations on reports that the aerial spraying of endosulfan in Kasargod had affected people severely. 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.

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People affected by endosulfan insecticides in Karnataka are planning a hunger protest on Saturday near Mangalore, demanding malayslam rehabilitation and compensation.

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Sharanya enfosulfan cerebral meningitis on the 28th day. Thursday 16 August Norman Nesheim March But all studies recommended banning of aerial spray of endosulfan in the area, accepted the evident lapses in precautionary measures followed by the PCK and acknowledged the fact that there were indeed a large number of people health abnormalities.

They also picketed the CSE office for about a month.

They are trying to build support for their cause in the civil society, constantly seeking guidance and support from scientists, social leaders, environmental campaigners and journalists. The government will now malaaylam the provisions of the Insecticides Act, a Central act and write a letter to the Union Government about the ban.


A number of children who were the actual victims of the pesticide appeared in the film at this time. The court order states that the petitioners have established a prima malxyalam case through the documents presented.

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. Children of endosulfan By Sopan Joshi Most o f them have been putting it down to a supernatural curse. This report accepted unusual human health problem in Padre village but did not establish a cause-effect relationship between endosulfan and the health problems.

How to grow crops without endosulfan? Govt of India too nodded its head and gave its permission.