People in Kasaragod district were exposed to the insecticide endosulfan between the year 1975 and 2000. It can cause acute and chronic toxicity. Endosulfan is widely used in most of the plantation crops in India. This article highlights the aftermath of aerially spraying endosulfan, a toxic pesticide, in Kasaragod District of Kerala. The toxicity of endosulfan and health issues due to its bioaccumulation came under media attention when health issues precipitated in the Kasargod District (of Kerala) were publicised. How the state made the Indian Government fall in line with a global ban on endosulfan Sruthi, a student of Government Higher Secondary School, Padre, in Kasaragod, Kerala, was just three when her mother died of cancer. To identify the exact number of endosulfan sufferers, Gowda said, the government should do a scientific study on the lines of the one in neighbouring Kasaragod district of Kerala. Sruthi was born with deformed limbs. The spraying of endsosulfan in the cashew plantations of State-owned Plantation Corporation of Kerala caused a disaster on the biodiversity of the area, a … Kasaragod has earned disrepute owing to endosulfan,” he adds. Endosulfan destroyed biodiversity of Kasaragod villages. The rationality of science and economics, and the politics of development often silence the struggles of individuals and communities exposed to the risks of indiscriminate use of pesticides. endosulfan contamination. About 500 persons have lost their lives over the past decade owing to various diseases triggered by … New Environmental Impact Assessment/Study Withdrawal of company/investment: Development of alternatives: Anti-endosulfan activists protest to compensate the victims and also a total ban on the pesticide. It is alleged that the public sector plantation corporation of Kerala sprayed the chemical aerially on its 12,000 acre of cashew estates. According to an estimate by Anti-Endosulfan Committee about 8,000-9,000 persons in Kasaragod district are affected due to the spraying of endosulfan in the cashew plantations. A prolific writer, Dr Biju was inspired by the works of great directors such as Alejandro González Iñárritu and Kim Ki-duk. In its study, the CSE found very high levels of endosulfan residues in all the samples collected and published their report on February 28, 2001. Endosulfan tragedy still haunting new born babies in Kasaragod. Endosulfan is a neurotoxin, haematoxin, genotoxin and nephrotoxin. The Story – Poisoned Villages • Aerial spraying of Endosulfan since 1976 in cashew plantations spread over 4500 hectares around 15 villages in Kasaragod district. More than 1,000 people died then. The chapter concludes with a discussion on approaches to predict and avoid such occurrences through Health Impact Assessment and the involvement of local people and the challenges that might prevent the adoption of such approaches. By this time, the campaign against the aerial spraying of endosulfan was getting stronger and the Munsif Court of Kasargod in February, 2001, It analyses the economic and political forces that have come Both tragedies had the same cause—a pesticide called endosulfan that had been … Continue reading "Kerala versus Endosulfan" Impact of Endosulfan on Male Reproductive functions - a review ABSTRACT Endosulfan is an organochlorine insecticide and acaracide used to control a broad range of insect and arthropod pests on a wide variety of crops in many agrosystems. The toxicity of endosulfan and health issues due to its bioaccumulation came under media attention when health issues precipitated in the Kasargod District (of Kerala) were publicised. Endosulfan is widely used in most of the plantation crops in India. Endosulfan tragedy still haunting new born babies in Kasaragod.