Students take out rally against use of Endosulfan

Awareness rally: World Environment Day

The students also urged for a survey of the people affected by the deadly chemical. The Government should prepare a report and record it as a document for future reference.
A committee comprising experts and public members should be formed to carry out the survey.

The victims of the endosulfun should be provided compensation and the Government should constitute a special cell to identify the affected victims and disburse compensation for their families, the students said.

The Agriculture department should come out with new guidelines banning the use of endosuflan and suggesting farmers for the other safe alternative pesticides.

The public should be on alert about the vested interest trying to sabotage the public effort to see the ban of chemical, they said.

The excessive use of chemicals and pesticides has rendered the food products poisonous.
“More than 70 countries across the world have already banned the use of endosulfun. Unfortunately, the Indian Government  was mulling over the ban.

More than 500 families in Kerala and Karnataka are affected because of the use of chemical. Hundreds of people have become physically challenged owing to the deadly chemical,” the protesters said holding placards and raising slogans.

Kurubur Shanthakumar, president of Sugarcane Growers’ Association flagged off the rally. Chidananda, seer of Hosamath and others were present.

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