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SC bans Endosulfan, but where are the committees?

The Supreme Court, on May 13, passed an ad-interim order to ban the manufacture, sale and use of Endosulfan with immediate effect across the country. It also issued an order for a joint committee of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Agriculture Commissioner for a study on the health impacts of endosulfan within 8 weeks.

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Endosulfan victims through the years

Nirma Cement Plant should be relocated: Recommendation of the Expert Committee of MoEF

The Expert Committee (EC) set up by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) on order from the Supreme Court to assess the matter of the Nirma Cement plant submitted its report to the court on May 10, 2011. The EC set up under the chairmanship of Prof. CR Babu had visited the site on April 18.

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SC bans Endosulfan; Order to be effective till ICMR submits report

The Supreme Court on May 13, banned the manufacture, sale, use and export of endosulfan throughout the country, citing its harmful health effects. The ban would remain effective till the time the joint committee, formed under the aegis of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and the Agriculture Commissioner, submits its report to the court about the harmful effect of the widely used pesticide. The report is expected to be filed within eight weeks.

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EMFWA takes Karnataka to court | February 2011

The Endosulfan Manufactures and Formulators Welfare Association (EMFWA) have challenged the Karnataka ban on endosulfan in the Karnataka High Court. They pesticide manufacturers have said that the ban was 'unscientific' as there are no studies done in the state to prove that endosulfan was the cause of the health conditions of the people in the affected villages.

Centre to study endosulfan effect  | December 2010

Centre to Study Endosulfan Effects

 The Union environment ministry has proposed a five member expert committee to study the ill-effects of endosulfan. Union minister of state for environment, Jairam Ramesh, announced the panel after meeting Kerala forest minister Benoy Viswam on November 1.

 

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Ousteri lake, Puducherry
 

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