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After a long and herculean struggle, the people of Kasaragod district succeeded in getting the Kerala government to ban the deadly pesticide Endosulfan. In the meantime, 400 lives have been lost according to government figures, hundreds have been maimed and a much greater number are bedridden.So imagine our surprise when we recently found that the Union Ministry of Agriculture appointed yet another fact-finding committee to establish the link between Endosulfan and mass ill-health in Kasaragod.