‘Only 101 endosulfan victims given compensation’

Published: 25th November 2012 10:32 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th November 2012 10:32 AM   |  A+A-

The CPI state council which met here on Saturday has urged the government to stop its alleged indifference to the victims of endosulfan in Kasaragod.

In a statement here, the council said that only 101 persons have been given compensation till date.

The Human Rights Commission had recommended to give Rs 5 lakh each to 24,536 victims, who were seriously ill or mentally retarded. It had also recommended to give Rs 3 lakh each to other kind of victims. Despite giving financial aid, the government is now looking for a re-examination into the issue.  The government had also informed the Human Rights Commission in May 2012 that the assistance was distributed to all the victims, which was against the truth.  


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