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Endosulfan Pesticide Case

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Endosulfan Pesticide Case

The Supreme Court (SC) has directed the Kerala government to pay a compensation of Rs 5 lakh to each victim of the toxic pesticide Endosulfan.

About Endosulfan

  • It is an organochlorine biocide. It is used to control insects and mites by producing neurotoxic effects.
  • It is sprayed on crops like cotton, cashew, fruit, tea, paddy and tobacco etc.
  • It was banned in 2011 by the Supreme Court and under the Stockholm Convention on Sustainable Organic Pollutants.
  • A complete ban was also imposed on alachlor, dichlorvos, trichlorfon, phosphomidone, methyl parathion, phorate and triazophos with effect from December 2020.

Source – The Hindu

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