The aerial spraying of Endosulfan over plantations in Kazargode in Kerala for more than two decades has not only crippled many lives but also wiped out local wildlife.
As the cry for a ban on endosulfan gets louder, National Human Rights Commission Chairman KG Balakrishnan is expected to visit Kasargod to take stock of the situation.
Exposure to the deadly pesticide Endosulfan made kasargod’s Mohammad Shaji bedridden and completely dependent on his mother.
"The Government representatives came and enquired. I told them that he walking till Endosulfan was sprayed aerially. His condition is worsening. We have not got received help so far,” said Shaji’s mother B Fathima. ...more
11:13 AM, Dec 18, 2010