Monthly Archives: March 2011

Farmers from Gulbarga disagree with the ban in Karnataka

Farmers from Gulbarga on Wednesday filed a miscellaneous petition in the high court to implead them in a petition filed by Endosulfan Manufacturers’ and Formulators’ Welfare Association (EMFWA) challenging the endosulfan ban imposed by the government. The farmers claimed that … Continue reading

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Farmers Know Best

The typical Indian farmer is a small and marginal farmer with land holdings between 1 and 5 hectares. For farmers like these, agriculture is barely a business—at least, not a profitable one. Most of these farmers are involved in sustenance … Continue reading

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EU Funds ENGOs to Turn Indians against Endosulfan

To create gradual public dissent for Endosulfan, the EU has pulled many Indian environmental NGOs (ENGOs) on its side in addition to prominent International ENGOs like PAN, EJF (Environment Justice Foundation) and I-PEN (International POP’s Elimination Network). Information obtained though … Continue reading

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Why only Kerala?

Endosulfan is widely used in quantities exceeding 1,000 KL in the states of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal. Kerala has traditionally used very little Endosulfan, in comparison only a reported 550 litres. Yet, no health incidences have … Continue reading

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Kerala’s fears on Endosulfan baseless: Sharad Joshi

Shetkari Sanghatana founder-president Sharad Joshi has said that Kerala’s fears on pesticide Endosulfan is baseless and a ban on its use will mean fewer farmers going for cultivation of pulses. A final decision on Endosulfan is likely at the Stockholm … Continue reading

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Endosulfan – Recommendations of Expert Committee

Government constituted Expert Committee under the chairmanship of Dr. C.D. Mayee to evaluate whether there is any link between Endosulfan and alleaged health effects. Recommendations of the Expert Committee 1. There is no link established between use of Endosulfan in … Continue reading

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Endosulfan: It’s role in pollination & Integrated Pest Management

Endosulfan is the only known cost effective generic insecticide which is soft on beneficials and safe for use during pollination. Only Endosulfan is recommended as a first spray during pollination by agriculture scientists and entomologists worldwide. Alternatives have been found … Continue reading

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