SC to take up Endosulfan issue today

Last Updated: Monday, November 14, 2011 - 10:53

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: The Supreme Court will take up the Endosulfan issue on Monday and may issue directive on the disposal of unused stockpiles of the controversial pesticide.

The apex court had on May 13 imposed a complete ban on production, sale and use of Endosulfan holding that human life is more important than anything else and it did not want even a single child to suffer.

The court`s order had come on a petition seeking a ban on Endolsulfan on the ground that it was causing health hazards including genetic disorders in Kerala where it is widely used.

The bench had said it was concerned about right to life of the citizens guaranteed under Article 21 of the Constitution and even the companies involved in the manufacturing of the controversial pesticide cannot ignore corporate and social responsibility by ignoring the hazards posed to human lives.

An expert panel appointed by the court was asked to explore the possibility of exporting the existing stock of banned pesticide Endosulfan here to other countries and the how the quantity of the pesticide after exports can be destroyed without harming the environment.



First Published: Monday, November 14, 2011 - 10:53

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