Nutritionist Shantilal Kothari, whose efforts were instrumental in revocation of the ban on lathyrus speaks to Aparna Pallavi

How did you get interested in lathyrus?

In September 2003, the Sanjay Deotale Committee conducted extensive research in rural hospitals in the high lathyrus consumption districts of Bhandara, Gondia, Chandrapur and Gadchiroli, and found that they had not received any lathyrus patient in the last five years. Doctors from National Institute of Nutrition who were part of the committee did not join the research team.