Kerala state pollution Control Board has banned the use of the dreaded insecticide across the state. This notification by State Pollution Control Board on the ban on use of endosulfan in Kerala.

Whereas Sasthamcotta lake in Kunnathoor Taluk of Kollam district is the largest fresh water lake of Kerala, source of water supply to Kollam Municipal Corporation and suburbs and is a Ramsar site deserving to be protected from pollution, sedimentation and encroachment; whereas the lake is subjected to pollution of anthropogenic origin; whereas urgent preventive and mitigative measures are requi