Pay relief to endosulfan victims: NHRC to govt

The NHRC asked Kerala government to pay monetary relief without further delay to the victims of the controversial insecticide endosulfan.

Last Updated: Aug 30, 2011, 23:17 PM IST

New Delhi: The NHRC on Tuesday asked Kerala
government to pay monetary relief without further delay to the
victims of the controversial insecticide endosulfan.

A representative of the state government who attended a
review meeting on August 26 called by the Commission on the
status of implementation of its recommendations was asked to
comply with them within four weeks.

The Commission had on December 31 last year through a
detailed order recommended that the State should pay at least
Rs five lakh to the next of kin of those who died and to those
who were fully bed ridden or unable to move without help or
mentally retarded and Rs three lakh to those who have got
other disability due to exposure to endosulfan.

A panel of doctors may assess the extent of physical
disability caused by the insecticide to classify the
categories of victims.

PTI