Govt Must Form A Team Of Docs To Advise Tribunal: Report

The state-appointed three-member expert committee on endosulfan issue has recommended constitution of a single-member tribunal and relief fund for endosulfan victims in Kasaragod.

Intercropping in cashew estates mooted for better results

The State government has requested the Indian Council of Medical Research to study the co-relation, if any, between endosulfan and deformity at birth.

M. Madan Gopal, Principal Secretary, Department of Health and Family Welfare, told The Hindu that the genetic impact of the pesticide had to be studied to prove conclusively the link between endosulfan and deformity at birth.

The case of Dr Savita Halappanavar, who died in Ireland following pregnancy complications, was referred to in the council on Monday during the debate on the ill-effects of endosulfan in the coastal

Unscientific disposal of sewage and pesticide residue from farmlands have contributed to organic pollution and chemical contamination of surface and groundwater resources in four river basins acros

MANGALORE: The Endosulfan Virodhi Horatha Samiti, which has decided to hold a protest at Freedom Park in Bangalore on June 7, has postponed its protest.

Senior district officials led by District Collector P. S.

Stockholm convention approves non-chemical as well as chemical alternatives

The Conference of Parties to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, meeting in Geneva, approved non-chemical as well as chemical alternatives to endosulfan on Thursday. The non-chemical alternatives were proposed in a significant departure from past practice. The evaluation of non-chemical alternatives, as accepted by the conference, consists of an ecosystem-based approach to pest management as well as technical interventions.

The expert panel constituted by chief minister Oommen Chandy to prepare a report on new scientific norms for the inclusion of remaining Endosulfan affected persons to avail government compensation

Kerala, Karnataka Want Region Free Of Modified Crops

Thiruvananthapuram: In contrast to the stand of the Kerala and Karnataka governments, the Union agriculture ministry bats for geneticallymodified (GM) crops in the Western Ghats area in its report submitted to the Kasturirangan committee. Both Kerala and Karnataka have already called for a ‘GM-free state’. The department of agriculture & cooperation under the Union agriculture ministry says in its report that there is no reason to enforce a restriction on cultivation of Bt Cotton in the Western Ghats region as there is no perceived threat to any form of biodiversity of tetraploid species present in the region.