KATTAPPANA: Even as the Stockholm convention of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee on Tuesday proposed a ban on the use of the deadly Endosulfan pesticide, it is revealed that a large number of farmers in Idukki have stepped up its use in cardamom plantations.

Unmindful of the ban on Endosulfan imposed by the Kerala High Court in 2002, the cardamom planters are using Endosulfan