They said that the Government is fully liable for the irreversible damages to populace not just at Kasargod, but also Idukki, Palakkad, Dakshin Kannada, Kodagu and Udupi. NAPM demanded reparation from the government and criminal action against the pesticides companies. It said that the life of citizens and the natural resources of this country are far more important than the profits which companies will make at our cost.
NAPM also demanded immediate justice to the thousands of families who have lost their dear ones due to Endosulphan spray and seek immediate government intervention for complete health care of thousands others who continue to suffer due to severe physical and mental deformities. They have condemned the rabid advocacy of business interests over people's interest and demand a complete ban on the use of Endosulfan and other such pesticides.
They have also expressed their deep anguish at the attitude of both the Central and State Governments, the Corporations who are responsible for the creation of irreparable and serious health disorders on our population and support the demands of the Endosulfan Protest Action Committee (EPAC), Kasargod (Endosulfan Virudha Samara Samithi).
The EPAC demands include a permanent ban on Endosulfan all over the country; Proper relief, rehabilitation and compensation to all the survivors of Endosulfan; and Severe legal action including criminal prosecution of the corporates, central and state government authorities who were responsible for causing & continuing to cause irreversible health disaster on the victims & their families. They also demanding a complete review and assessment on the use of chemical pesticides in India by unbiased researchers and a permanent ban of all dangerous chemical pesticides which are already banned in other countries and which have a potential of serious public health & ecological disasters, issues of Safety & Bio-safety be given priority over commercial interest.
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