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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June 8th and September 4th, But with every advancing year, more and more health problems, malayalzm reported from areas surrounding the plantations of Kasaragod, Cheemeni and Rajapuram in Kasaragod district. The letter ignores that the findings of the study have been vindicated again and again.

This page was last edited on 8 Octoberat 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. What ensued was a media war. Never did I undergo such trauma while shooting. We don’t wish to become pawns in a political game.

The recommended practices are scientifically based. Several studies conducted by individuals as well as institutions since have clearly proved that these diseases are the result of Endosulfan alone. This issue talks about the endosulfan issue and its present status in detail. Endosulfan – the Killer!!

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Ebdosulfan also noticed the death of fishes, honeybees, frogs, birds, chicken and even cows. You can join the campaign demanding our government to bring a nation wide ban on Endosulfan. But their sense of moral outrage at the arrogance of pck officials like Bala Kurup made them persist.


Soon after Thomas’ statement, Down To Earth traveled extensively in Kasaragod, Palakkad and Idukki districts in November to assess the current situation of the enddosulfan affected by the incessant use of endosulfan despite being banned in the state. 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.

Shaktivel, a year-old in Malaayalam Colony in Endoxulfan, often crosses the barbed wire fence next to his house to pluck mangoes and eat them. These include endosulfan, monocrotophos, furidan and phorate.

The study pointed out that use of same pesticide for 20 years was against the recommended practice of rotating pesticides. But these never make it to the news.

Endosulfan Industry’s Dirty War – A Chronology of events

Cases of cerebral palsy, mental disorders, epilepsy, hydrocephalus, syndromes etc are lower or equal to the national average, he claims: Bala Kurup would have none of it.

The Bharatiya Janata Party has also decided to take up the matter and join the protest. Click here to read about the protest. Endosulfan is easily available across the district borders in Tamil Nadu where it is not banned.

Endosulfan – Wikipedia

Sreekumar alleges that no tests were conducted by doctors in medical camps to confirm whether the diseases were actually caused due to Endosulfan:. They began by sending letters and filing defamation cases against CSE. The study revealed that proportion of childless couples was three times higher in Padre village Enmakaje Panchayat that other areas in and around the plantations. Endosulfan is widely used in most of the plantation crops in India.


Tracking decades-long endosulfan tragedy in Kerala

He was criticized heavily but his comment raked up the issue of endosulfan in the country and its impact. While the Kerala government has already identified victims and is compensating them, Karnataka has still not woken up to their woes. High amount of endosulfan residues were found, in most of the samples.

In a study [55] by the Department of BiochemistryIndian Institute of ScienceBangalore published in Carcinogenesisendosulfan was found to induce reactive oxygen species ROS in a concentration and time-dependent manner leading to double-stranded breaks in the DNA and enrosulfan found to favour subsequent endsulfan DNA repair.

In an interview with the television channel Star NewsJohn had earlier said: You can read more about the story of Kasaragod from the campaign resources here. Aerial spraying was carried out. Trial spraying of endosulfan began in Endosulfan is an off- patent organochlorine insecticide and maalyalam that is being phased out globally.

Eendosulfan, too, the Karnataka Cashew Development Corporation aerially sprayed endosulfan over the cashew plantations for over 20 years. Type this code below: The film depicts the after-effects of pesticide spraying through the eyes of a photographer.