Endosulfan: Rs 25 lakh to set up rehab centre

MANGALORE,: Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa announced that Rs 25 lakh will be sanctioned to set up a rehabilitation centre for the Endosulfan victims of Kokkada, Nidle and Patrame villages of Belthangadi and Puttur taluks in the district.Distributing 211 compensation cheques for Rs 50,000 each to Endosulphan victims’ families on Sunday at Kokkada, he said that the fund will be released in a week for the rehabilitation centre, which will be set up by the Shri Kshetra Dharmastala at Kokkada.A study was conducted on about 2,100 families in Belthangadi and Puttur taluks. The study showed that 211 families were affected due to the pesticide spraying and 231 persons suffered from various physical disabilities. So, the Government decided to distribute compensation to such families and individuals, Yeddyurappa said.

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