Pay relief to endosulfan victims: NHRC to govt
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Last Updated: Tuesday, August 30, 2011, 23:17
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.


First Published: Tuesday, August 30, 2011, 23:17

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