Payment of compensation to endosulfan victims

With just days left for the onset of monsoon, the district is staring at the prospects of an outbreak of waterborne diseases as the authorities are yet to put in place an effective mechanism to man

73.75 litres condense to 10 kg, bulk either evaporated or leaked out

Raising environmental and health concerns, officials repacking endosulfan in fresh vessels have found that the pesticide has either leaked out or evaporated from a corroded barrel kept at the Plantation Corporation of Kerala’s (PCK) Cheemeni estate. It came to the notice of the officials of the Pollution Control Board, Hindustan Insecticide Ltd., medical team, and the taskforce appointed by the district administration when they started to repack the banned pesticide on day three of ‘Operation Blossom Spring’ at the PCK warehouse at Cheemeni,

Cell recast with Agriculture Minister as its chairman

The United Democratic Front (UDF) government has come under criticism for excluding various agencies and organisations that had launched a relentless and sustained campaign against endosulfan in the district from the reconstituted Endosulfan Victims Relief and Remediation Cell. The cell coordinates and reviews the ongoing rehabilitation schemes for hundreds of endosulfan victims.

Site identified for campus had been part of a cashew estate. The university is now functioning in rented building.