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WHY WE ARE SILENT?


A search for “Endosulphan victims” in Google lands you straight at Kasargod, Kerala.

Change the search to images and then the haunt begins.

But there are many for whom the picture is still not clear that all these are the result of unscrupulous usage of Endosulphan in the nearby cashew plantations owned by the state. Who are they? Why they are ignoring the pleas of this helpless people?  Why this deadly pesticide is still not banned?

Why the state is still studying the issue which is hot for at least last two decades? Studies, as usual may take years, and in the process you may conclude it against Endosulphan, but what about this torture endured by victims?  Who will answer them? I believe none, because that is what we have seen in the past for the Bhopal tragedy victims and many smaller tragedies of this sort.  Campaigns have gained momentum all over the state and through media to BAN ENDOSULFAN. Good, at least let not be new victims .

Let us support BAN ENDOSULFAN.

Courtesy : http://banendosulfan.com/#

 

Courtesy :http://www.indiavisiontv.com/

Nila Foundation


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What was once the life line of Kerala, is today a decaying, depleting river.
It is out of concern for Bharatapuzha (River Nila), the erosion of the river banks, the dilution of it’s culture, neglect and depletion of it’s resources :
that the Nila foundation was formed. Their study about the rivers is going to be released on 5th June 2010 and the book is titled “Puzha Malayalam”
“Puzha Malayalam is an exploration of Kerala and her rivers; a journey that begins with Kerala’s cultural history and wends its way to the environmental degradation of the State. It is a book that illustrates how rivers are a part and parcel of the Malayalee way of life. A book that reminds us that the death of a river is the death of Kerala itself and that the only way to protect life is by protecting rivers. A book that offers glimpses of hope, even as it underlines the burning realties of environmental degradation in the State. Written in the language of love, this is a book for every Malayalee who cherishes rivers.”
please visit the website through the blogroll.