Adalats to redress grievances of Endo victims

The district level Endosulfan Rehabilitation Cell has decided to organise adalats in respective gram panchayats affected with Endosulfan, in order to settle the problems faced by Endosulfan victims on the spot.

The decision was taken at the meeting chaired by Zilla Panchayat Chief Executive Officer P P Shyamala Devi at conference hall at Kasargod.

The dates were fixed for conducting adalats starting from April 4. The adalat will be held at Badiadka on April 4, Bellur on April 9, Karadka on 16, Kumbdaje on 23, Muliyaru on 27, Ajanaru on May 3, Pulluru-Periya on May 8, Panatthadi on 16, Payyuru-Chimeni on 22 and at Enmakaje on May 25. Elected representatives, district-level officers and Endosulfan Cell committee members will participate in adalats and listen to the grievances.

A sum of Rs 1.5 lakh has been released in the first installment of compensation for 600 families in which 734 Endosulfan affected people have died in the district.
An order has been passed to withdraw the amount from the bank in case of emergency.

The compensation of Rs 2 lakh each will be released in second installment, said Deputy Commissioner P S Sageer Mohammad.

As many as 783 persons, in their applications have requested to distribute the pension and other facilities through money order.

The DC also announced that all the Endosulfan affected families with APL card will be shifted to the BPL list and given all facilities. The decision has been taken as per the chief minister’s order.

The list will be prepared within a month and strict action will be taken against the officers who commit errors, he warned.

NRHM District Project Officer Dr Mohammad Ashil said that three ambulances are made available for Endosulfan affected 11 gram panchayats. The facility is granted to Periya, Badiadka and Panatthadi.

MP P Karunakarn and MLA E Chandrashekharan who were present at the meeting, demanded to include all those members who are functioning in Endosulfan Rehabilitation Cell of Zilla Panchayat for over six years, in the cell formed by the government.

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