Campaign for national ban on Endosulfan

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Un fermier répand des pesticides dans la région de KOLKATA en Inde © AFP Photo

Various environmental groups and activist groups are spearheading a campaign for a total ban on the production and marketing of Endosulfan in India.

Their efforts have got a boost with the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants considering a proposal for inclusion of the pesticide in the annexe of the Convention, which will force nations to ban the chemical. An international scientific review committee ruled early this month that Endosulfan is highly toxic to humans and the wildlife and voted to prepare a risk management evaluation, the first step towards proscribing the pesticide.

The Hindu

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