M'lore: Immediate Ban on Endosulfan Sought - Memorandum Submitted to PM, Prez

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Daijiworld Media Network – Mangalore (PS/SB)

Mangalore, May 17: District unit of Bharathiya Kisan Sangh and Saavayava Krishi Parivara (organic farming fraternity) on Tuesday May 17 jointly organized protest meet demanding imposition of immediate ban on use of Endosulfan pesticide.

Addressing the gathering, B K Ramesh, Saavayava Krishi Parivara said that their demands include forming a special squad to ensure not to introduce endosulfan in the market using alternative names, quick provision of compensation for all endosulfan-affected victims, conducting scanning for pregnant women at government hospital to ensure check spread of ill-effects of endosulfan to the next generation, creating awareness about the ill effects of endosulfan through media such as TV, newspapers, hoardings etc and recognizing organic farmers by rewarding them for not using pesticides while growing crops. In case their voice goes unheard, the protest will be intensified by projecting the mess in every taluk, he added.

He also said that every year 150 lac letre endosulfan is produced in India which has given second place to the country, but has resulted in serious health hazards. 

CH Narayan Bhat, district president of Kisan Sangh, Praveen and Raghuram Bhat among others were present.

The memorandum was submitted to the prime minister, president of India through DC.



Title : M'lore: Immediate Ban on Endosulfan Sought - Memorandum Submitted to PM, Prez


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