TN govt mulling expert panel on endosulfan: Karuna
Chennai: Amid growing demands for banning
endosulfan, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi on Thursday said
the state government proposed to form an expert panel to look
into the issue.
"Scientific experts hold that due to high temperature in
Tamil Nadu, the effects of endosulfan have been minimal.
However, it has been planned to form an expert panel to
solicit recommendations on banning the pesticide and make due
considerations," he said.
Writing in party mouthpiece `Murasoli,` he said the
pesticide, already banned by neighbouring Kerala for its
`ill-effects` on people, was effective in `controlling` pests
in cotton, corn, chillies, tea leaves and paddy.
He recalled that a recent convention in Geneva had
favoured doing away with the pesticide.
He said 81 countries had already banned it and some
farmers` associations in the state were also making a similar
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Bihar polls: Lalu's younger son claims to be older than elder brother
- Rahul Gandhi received pay while on 56 day leave: Organizer
- Mega sale: Snapdeal, Flipkart, others gear up for festive season
- Zee Media Exclusive: Three Romanians arrested in skimming scam in Mumbai
- Dadri lynching: Azam Khan seeks UN intervention
- Salman Khan, Aamir Khan's friendship turns sour? Here's the truth
- India vs South Africa: How cricket fraternity reacted to crowd's disgraceful behaviour at Cuttack
- Dadri lynching: Any threat to secular fabric of country will not be tolerated, says Rajnath Singh
- 'Rahul Gandhi gets pay without work'
- Dadri Police recommends FIR against Mahesh Sharma, Sangeet Som, Naseemuddin Siddiqui