April 30: The state agriculture department has directed all the pesticide manufactures in the state to implement the ban on the use of Monocrotophos on vegetables and a total ban on 28 other pesticides. The Central Insecticide Board and the Registration Committee has banned 28 pesticide formulations which include Endrin, Calcium Cyanide and Aldrin.
Several unusual diseases afflict a Kerala village. Residents blame aerial spraying of the pesticide endosulfan by the Plantation Corporation of Kerala. <font class='UCASE'>Sopan Joshi</font> listens
Negotiators at a United Nations sponsored meeting in Geneva have decided to eliminate eight toxic pesticides and chemicals. However, DDT remains a contentious issue