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Friday, August 5, 2011

Kerala for ban on Endosulfan: Health Minister Adoor Prakash


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Roy Mathew, The Hindu / THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, August 5, 2011.

An endosulfan victim handing over a memorandum to Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy during the latter's visit to Kasaragod district recently.
An endosulfan victim handing over a memorandum to Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy during the latter's visit to Kasaragod district recently - PTI.

Health Minister Adoor Prakash said here on Friday that the Government would be taking a strong stand in favour of ban on Endosulfan. However, he parried questions whether the State government would implead as a party in case seeking ban before the Supreme Court.

The Minister said that the Chief Minister Oommen Chandy had clearly articulated the stand of the State government in the matter. (Mr. Chandy had said that the State government disagreed with the submissions of the Central government before the Court.). It had cancelled the licence of the Hindusthan Insecticides to manufacture Endosulfan at its factory in Kochi.

Mr. Prakash said that the government was examining how the health problems faced by the people exposed to Endosulfan could be solved.



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