Oommen Chandy writes to PM demanding ban on Endosulfan

United News of India

Thiruvananthapuram, April 19, 2011

Opposition leader in Kerala Assembly Oommen Chandy has sent a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh demanding ban on killer pesticide Endosulfan in the country.

Talking to newspersons here, the Congress leader said a copy of the letter was also sent to Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar.

He asked the Centre to adopt a stand in favour of global ban on Endosulfan at the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants.

If India did not take a concrete decision regarding the harmful pesticide, then the country would be sidelined in the international community, he added.