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Endosulfan: A year of the ban

The industry continues its dirty tricks

The Endosulfan ban will complete a year on May 13.

In 2011, the Supreme Court had passed an interim order banning the sale, production, use and export of endosulfan.

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Supreme Court asks Centre to submit endosulfan disposal plan

Sets deadline of July 23

The Supreme Court has asked the Centre to submit a disposal plan for the raw material used to manufacture endosulfan, Hexachlorocyclopentadiene (HCCP), an organochlorine compound. It is used in several pesticides.

Grand distraction called river interlinking

Last fortnight, the Supreme Court issued a diktat to the government to implement the scheme to interlink rivers. The directions are straightforward.

Churning Still Water - Briefing Paper on Urban Waterbodies

Urban waterbodies play an important role in flood control, groundwater recharge and water supply to help cities adapt to climate change effects.

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Pesticide makers build case to get endosulfan ban vacated

Pesticide manufacturers are leaving no stone unturned to get a clean chit for endosulfan. The Supreme Court had banned the sale, manufacture, use and export of the pesticide on May 13 this year. The pesticide makers have submitted a counter affidavit in the Supreme Court.

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Supreme Court allows export of endosulfan

Calls for strict monitoring while packaging

The Supreme Court has allowed the exports of 1090.596 MT of technical grade endosulfan for which export orders were received prior to the ban on May 13. But it has reiterated its earlier order, banning the use, sale and production of the pesticide.

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Mining bill gets it right

Sustainable mining is an oxymoron. Environmentalists will tell you this. Mining—coal to limestone—takes away forests, devastates mountains and leaves the land pockmarked. It also destroys livelihoods of people and displaces them. Worse, modern, mechanised mining takes away livelihood based on land but does not replace it with local employment—all estimates show that direct employment in the mining sector has fallen sharply. It provides wealth, but not for local development.

Studies Indict Endosulfan

The Pesticides Manufactures and Formulators Association of India (PMFAI) continues to be in denial on the role the pesticide had on the health of the people in Kasaragod.  In a reply affidavit filed by the association, they have cited iodine deficiency, radiation and genetic inbreeding, as the cause for the health problems in the district.    
 

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Countdown to the Supreme Court Hearing

The eight weeks deadline for the Supreme Court appointed joint committee on endosulfan ended on July 13. The hearing of the case is scheduled for July 15.

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The eight weeks deadline for the Supreme Court appointed joint committee on endosulfan ended on July 13. The hearing of the case is scheduled for July 15. The apex court had on May 13 ordered an interim ban on the use, manufacture and sale of the pesticide across the country, till further orders.

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