Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Ban on endosulfan after detailed talks, says Centre

Thiruvananthapuram, Tuesday, November 23, 2010: The Central agricultural ministry today informed that a complete ban on endosulfan can be imposed only after detailed talks with all states. The Agricultural ministry expressed this during the review meeting convened by the Union Environment and Forests Ministry at New Delhi today.

While Kerala CM, VS Achuthanandan had informed that the government would provide a comprehensive rehabilitation package for the endosulfan victims in the State. He said that a moratorium would be announced to clear the debts of victims and they would be given rice for Rs 2 a kg.

An all-party delegation would meet prime minister with the demand to ban the pesticide in the whole country. The meet also decided to build and distribute houses to the homeless in the affected areas.

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