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Beltangady: Endosulfan Victims to get Rs 50 Lac Compensation from State Govt


Beltangady: Endosulfan Victims to get Rs 50 Lac Compensation from State Govt
 
Daijiworld Media Network – Beltangady (RD/SP)

 
Beltangady, Jul 30: State Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa announced that a sum of Rs 50 lac would be released towards disbursement of compensation to the victims of the after-affects of endosulfan use in the taluk.

As reported in a detailed report that appeared in daijiworld.com on Jul 14, 2009, the deadly chemical, used between the year 1980 and 2000 in plantations of coastal Karnataka as an effective insecticide-cum-acaricide, has left sordid tales of its strong after-effects in places wherever it was used.
 
CM Yeddyurappa and panchayat raj and rural development minister Shobha Karandlaje gave this assurance to the delegation of victims, led by Sridhar Gowda and taluk BJP president Kushalappa Gowda, who represented Upparavalike Samyukta Sangh that has been pursuing struggle for the monetary relief. The delegation met them at the state capital, on Monday July 27.
 
The delegation explained to the CM, that residents of Kokkada village near here, were affected by the spraying of the above deadly chemical on cashew plantations, that had been regularly done to regulate the pests.  Several people were affected; nearly 100 were affected by cancer while 10 – 45 people have died owing to the after-affects of endosulfan on the cashew plantations located in their neighbourhood.  As a result, many babies were born with physical and mental deformities, the delegation said.
 
In response to the plea of endosulfan victims, CM Yeddyurappa announced that those who have suffered over 60% disability, both physical and mental, because of endosulfan use, would be compensated.

The health department officials are likely to arrive at Kokkada, to identify the victims.

Nothing has been as yet decided about compensating people with less than 60% disability. Although during CM Yeddyurappa’s earlier term as the deputy CM in the coalition government, an assurance was made in this connection, the department of horticulture evaded the responsibility devolved to it. As Karnataka Cashew Development Corporation has since been brought under the purview of the forest department, the responsibility of paying compensation lies with the forest department, informed Sridhar Gowda, who led the delegation of endosulfan victims along with Kushalappa Gowda.

Earlier Report:

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  • jaya, Udupi-Garadi rooad

    Fri, Jul 31 2009

    Really great. But is there a way we can be sure that 50 lakhs reaches the right persons ?

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  • Antony Crasta, Mangalore/Sydney-Australia

    Fri, Jul 31 2009

    Better something than nothing, as the saying goes!, and all the credit goes to you, Daijiworld, for your wide coverage, publicity, and your push. I only hope that the Authorities concerned will properly investigate and handout the compensation to the right people as and when the cases get settled. Good on you, the Honourable Chief Minister of Karnataka, Mr. Yedduarapp, and thank for your prompt response.

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  • SK Hegde, Karkala

    Thu, Jul 30 2009

    Hello Daiji, Good coverage.At the same time is there any way you can create a private fund where we can donate for those people.

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  • Antony Pereira, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 30 2009

    Great job and excellent publicity by daijiworld. Thank you daijiworld and ur team. Our C.M. has announced that a sum of Rs 50 lac would be released towards disbursement of compensation to the victims of the after-affects of endosulfan. Let the money be released and let it reach the affected people on time without the interference of middlemen.

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  • Shweta, Doha / Qatar

    Thu, Jul 30 2009

    Well the state govt has done atleast this much..wha about the central govt? nobody curses them?Atleast sumthing is better than nothing..I hope it reaches the correct ppl though.

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  • Shweta, Doha / Qatar

    Thu, Jul 30 2009

    Well the state govt has done atleast this much..what about the central govt? nobody curses them?

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  • sama, bahrain

    Thu, Jul 30 2009

    Sure 50 lakh will reach to particular people.?

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  • Prakash D''Souza, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 30 2009

    Shame on you just giving 50 lac to those suffering people. When u have spent 4 crore rupees for repairing the CM bungalow .i.e your bungalow.. I  am damn sure this minister is going to eat that poor people's money..

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  • sama, bahrain

    Thu, Jul 30 2009

    sure 50 lac will reach to particular people.?

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  • vincent lobo, mangalore

    Thu, Jul 30 2009

    Just 50 lackhs! Shame on our chief minister. were he can spend 400crores of rupees on traveling by helicopter for his personnel use. If you had said 50 crores I would have praised you. what will they buy peanuts for those kids and elders.

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  • Ashish Rehan, Mangalore/ DUbai

    Thu, Jul 30 2009

    Hi yeddi... Good work.. but can you make sure 50 lakh will reach to particular people instead of mis use...

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  • G.H.shukoor Mata, IRTHADKA.UPPINANGADY

    Thu, Jul 30 2009

    Its good news.but it is not a solution of this problem.govt.must give them medical package & other necessities.because govt.one who main response of this cause.they spray highly dangerous poison endosulfun on cashewnut plantation.its very badly make cause for villagers who are living in nearest of this plantation. Now they cannot earn. Their generation to generation is also continuing this problem.and pain. They are paying all their life for this cause.  Govt.must take all the responsibilities of this victims.because they are also humans like us.

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  • siddarth, mangalore

    Thu, Jul 30 2009

    Thank you CM , hopefully it will be implimented also and reaches the right people .

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  • Clara Fernandes, Mangalore/Dubai

    Thu, Jul 30 2009

    I salute you DAIJI !!!!!!!!!Wonderful! This is what called community service. God bless you. May you reachout more and more needy to bring in awareness, that God wants us to help the poor and needy for he has sent us to carryout his mission. Hope this money reaches to the right needy and bring some happiness ,smile on them.

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  • Govind, mangalore

    Thu, Jul 30 2009

    I don`t think so it will be reaching to all the beneficiaries

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  • Anil Moras, Mangalore, India

    Thu, Jul 30 2009

    Hold on guys! This is just an announcement. Daiji, please publish a report once money goes to the eligible beneficiaries...

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  • Govind, mangalore

    Thu, Jul 30 2009

    MP and MLA and the local leaders must bring more funds to coastal area from the govt. like this. Thanx Yeddi

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  • Jerome, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 30 2009

    Excellent step by yeddi govt.

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  • Jenifer, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 30 2009

    ''Saadhane Iddare Sabala nungabahudu'' goes a proverb. You did it Daijeeee... Please bring more miseries of the suffering to open.. and continue to serve the society. Good Luck !

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