Ban Endosulfan

Ban Endosulfan

Ban Endosulfan Campaign

From the mid 1970s, the pesticide endosulfan has been aerially sprayed on a cashew nut plantation covering several villages in Kasargod District, Kerala State, India. People residing in the villages within the plantation have been afflicted with different kinds of illnesses which, according to the villagers, were not present before the cashew nut plantation started their operations.

People also noticed the death of fishes, honeybees, frogs, birds, chicken and even cows. In 1979, a farmer began to suspect that the pesticides being aerially sprayed in the plantation might have caused the deformities and stunted growth, which, he observed in 3 of his calves. A journalist reported the story warning that endosulfan, the pesticide used in the aerial spraying, might have been the cause. The story raised awareness among the people who started voicing out their complaints about health problems and environmental damage.

Over 3 decades of campaign in the affected Kasaragod district of Kerala has resulted in numerous studies, reports and fact finding missions. You can read more about the story of Kasaragod from


Resource Files

  1. Endosulphan And Cotton Farming

    Endosulphan And Cotton Farming

  2. endosulphan monograph

  3. endosulphan in malayalam magazine

    endosulphan in malayalam magazine

  4. endosulphan left parties protesting

  5. endosulphan letter from kerala Forest minister Binoy Vishvam to Environment minister Jayaram Ramesh

  6. endosulphan letter from kerala chief minister V S achuthanandan to prime minister manmohan singh

  7. endosulphan letter from V M sudheeran to prime minister manmohan singh

  8. endosulphan in deshabhimani news

  9. endosulphan case verdict

    Thiruvamkulam Nature Lovers Movement v. Plantation Corporation of Kerala (2002.08.12), verdict banning aerial spray of endosulfan

  10. edosulphan ban in brazil

  11. endosulphan booklet

  12. edosulphan world map

  13. endosulfan Relief Remediation

  14. endosulphan notification 13 december

  15. endsulphan kazargod plan

  16. Edosulfan field guide - PAN-Germany’s Field Guide to Non-chemical Pest Management

    How to grow crops without endosulfan? PAN-Germany’s Field Guide to Non-chemical Pest Management

  17. endosulphan dossier

  18. Endosulphan posoning kazargod kerala

  19. endosulfan - letter from m p verrendrakumar to pawar

  20. news on endosulphan

  21. Endosulphan fact sheets

  22. Anti Endosulfan - Statewide Protest by Govt. of Kerala

    A short video on the Anti Endosulfan Day - 25th April 2011 led Hon'ble Chief Minister of Kerala, Mr. V.S. Achuthanandan.

  23. End of the Road to Endosulfan Part 1

    An update on Endosulfan Campaign in Kasargod

  24. End of the Road to Endosulfan Part 2

    An update on Endosulfan Campaign in Kasargod, Kerala

  25. End of the Road to Endosulfan Part 3

    An update on Endosulfan Campaign in Kasargod, Kerala

  26. Concord-12

    concord-12,nationalworkshop, 2012 july 21-22,chinmaya Thejus hall, vidyanagar, kasargod

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