(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
May 01, 2011
Nationwide Ban On Endosulfan Demanded
executive committees of the Democratic
Youth Federation of India (DYFI) and the Students Federation of India
have strongly demanded that the government of
statement issued from
The DYFI and the SFI say that Endosulfan has been banned across 74 countries in all the continents, after elaborate studies. In our own country, Kerala and Karnataka have banned this chemical after finding about the health and environment damages it causes. The government of Kerala had done everything within its powers to help the Endosulfan victims and their families in Kasargode but it said it could provide further relief to these people only after getting central support. However, the central governmentís stand so far was not favourable to the state or the Endosulfan victims. The state government is now bearing the entire treatment expenditure of the Endosulfan victims, and giving each victim a sum of Rs 2,000 a month and their dependent families Rs 1,000 each, besides free ration. The LDF government of Kerala has also created facilities in the 11 affected panchayats for providing timely medical and palliative care.
The DYFI and the SFI have demanded that the central government must immediately impose a total ban on the use of Endosulfan across the country, set up a tribunal to assess the damages it causes, and pay compensation to the Endosulfan victims.
two organisations have also demanded the Ministry of Environment &
to support the cause of an international level ban on Endosulfan in the