In an effort to reduce the prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) that is debilitating people in farming areas, the Sri Lankan government has launched a programme to implement recommendations m

Modern agriculture practices have been great promise for economic development of nation. Farm productivity is directly proportional to use of agrochemicals as observed from the first green revolution. Improper and unsafe use of these agrochemicals, especially pesticides is not only harmful to environment but also human health. Pesticides cause 14 per cent of all known occupational injuries in agriculture and 10 per cent of all fatal injuries.

Kerala banned the use of 15 pesticides in May this year. However, about a dozen pesticides which were either banned or severely restricted in other countries continue to be used in Kerala, C. Jayakumar of Thanal (an advocacy organisation campaigning against pesticides) told The Hindu. Moreover, several of the banned pesticides are still in use and some of the alternatives suggested officially are pesticides banned in other countries.

In Uddanam in Srikakulam district, an estimated 10,000 people have died in the last seven years of just one ailment

Read this CSE critique on NEERI report on assessment & remediation of hazardous waste contaminated areas in & around M/S Union Carbide in Bhopal.

It is 25 years of the Bhopal gas disaster—the night when chemicals spewed out of the Union Carbide factory to kill and maim thousands over generations.

25 years after the gas leak, another tragedy is unfolding in Bhopal reveals this study by Centre for Science & Environment. This study based on CSE's Pollution Monitoring Laboratory tests found that water and soil in & around the Union Carbide factory are loaded with pesticides.

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For more than 25 years, the Union Carbide (UCIL) factory has been contaminating the land and water of Bhopal. Latest tests show that groundwater in areas even three km away from the factory contains almost 40 times more pesticides than Indian standards.

Studies were conducted on the occurence of metabolic mediated resistance in cotton aphid, Aphis gossypil to selected insecticides viz., endosulfan, monocrotophos, dimethoate, phosphamidon, carbaryl and cypermethrin using synergist TPP suppressible metabolic resistance even at 1:5 ratio in respect of monocrotophos and cypermethrin.