Friday, August 5, 2011

SC declines to ease endosulfan ban

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday refused to ease its three-month old ban on manufacture, sale and use of pesticide endosulfan despite an expert committee report favouring lifting ban for all states except worst affected Kerala and Karnataka.
However, a bench of Chief Justice S H Kapadia and Justices K S Radhakrishnan and Swatanter Kumar agreed to consider the industry’s request for permission to export the existing stock of endosulfan and asked the expert committee to study relevant material.
“We cannot export our health and environmental problem to another country,” the bench said.

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