Endosulfan is an off-patent organochlorine insecticide and acaricide that is being phased out .. This inspired protests, and the pesticide was banned in Kerala as early as , following a report by the National Institute of Occupational Health. British photographer Beatriz Lopez and Peter Caton visit Kasargod district in north Kerala, whose residents have been plagued by the spraying. The nodal medical officer of Kasargod district, who played a key role in Kerala’s campaign against the pesticide endosulfan, refuses to answer.

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Vibhavari Dave, local leader and Member of Legislative Assembly MLAfrom Bhavnagar, Gujaratvoiced her concerns on the impact of ban of endosulfan on families and workers of Bhavnagar.

Aerial spraying was carried out. Shree Padre was also there. When the crowd became agitated, he called in the police.

Untreated, they collect 15 to 30 kilos per day. Around two weeks ago, tired of the lies of the media and politicians, an organisation called Endosulfan Apamaana Kerwla Samiti was lerala. Vilification Campaign begins against CSE From the time CSE came out with its report on the impact of aerial spraying of endosulfan on health of the people in Padre village till the time the Union agriculture ministry ordered a state ban on endosulfan, the pesticide manufacturers tried all possible tricks in the book to ensure continued use of endosulfan in the cashew plantations of Kerala.

India will phase out all endosulfan use by Endosulfan is widely used in most of the plantation crops in India. His argument boils down to one single point: Surprisingly, almost all the ailments are restricted to people under 25 years of age,” the doctor points out. Union ministry of agriculture issues gazette notification restricting the use of Endosulfan in any form in the State of Kerala. She filed a petition after her numerous letters of concern to the plantation corporation were ignored.


The chemical is semivolatile and persistent to degradation processes in the environment. I would like to ehdosulfan endosulphan banned in all states not only Kerala. At about the same time, the wife wakes up and comes to the kitchen to drink water. The magistrate confirms that the study was not defamatory in nature and that it was merely a criticism. District medical officer Rose Thomas said it was a quick survey, not a scientific study. But that ban has been ineffective.

In JanuaryThe Guardian ran an article saying half the homes in the village of Kattuka Kattukukke misspelt in Kasargod had a disabled person—a gross exaggeration. Elderly and coping with physical pain, Shafi’s widowed mother, Aisha, has little opportunity to rest; staying awake most nights to comfort her insomniac son.

Endosulfan Industry’s Dirty War – A Chronology of events

In an interview with the television channel Star NewsJohn had earlier said: But noose tightens December 10th endosulan Some studies have documented that endosulfan can also affect human development. Residents saw bees, frogs dndosulfan fish disappear from the area. He blames natural causes for the ailments people have been suffering. The survey by Thanal was on eendosulfan types of disorders prevalent in the district and the number of people suffering from these diseases.

AgrowOct 22, Narayan C, teacher at the Government Higher Secondary School in Vaninagar area of Padre, says, “For the past 10 years, teachers have felt that the children coming from the backside of the school, which is adjacent to the Kodenkiri stream, are below the average intelligence level.


These alternatives have not only brought farmers out of the debt trap they have also preserved keraala ecology and brought back the pollinators.

We have asked farm workers to look for a new job if contractors force them to spray endosulfan. There is also an epidemic of fear, says Sreekumar.

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The harassment continued even after all the responses were provided by CSE to numerous government committees and courts. Without a total ban in India, smuggling across borders into Kerala has proved difficult to contain. The bench added that Kerala can also approach the Centre, state corporations and other entities for kegala compensation amount.

I’m in complete agreement with what the workers have to say on this.

In his statement Mr. This was in response to public outcry and media reports regarding health hazards and pollution caused by spraying of endosulfan in cashew plantations owned by PCK. The poisoning effects are diverse and devastating for the victims, their families and the wider community. They included water, soil, human blood and milk and animals. So I cannot give endosu,fan straightforward answer. Equol S -Equol Glabridin.

They began by sending letters and filing defamation cases against CSE.