Speaking after inaugurating the Mass Contact Programme in the district at municipal stadium in Kasargod, he said that problems of endosulfan pesticide did not confine to this district alone. (Agencies)
Though Central and state governments had implemented many schemes for the victims, those deserving were not getting the much needed help. "Government is taking steps to give gram sabhas the right to find the people who deserve help,” he added.
A medical college hospital was sanctioned to the district considering the health problems faced by people in the district, he said.
Construction work of the College would be inaugurated on Saturday and work would be completed fast, he said.
Hundreds of persons suffered various types of health problem due to environment and water pollution following aerial spraying of endosulfan in cashew plantations in the district in the 1990s. Government has announced various compensation package, including pension to victims.
Referring to the Jana Sambarka Paripadi, he said that it is not just the distribution of assistance that was taking place in JSP.
"It is the beginning to bring changes in administration to render the needed help for the people, he said.
The outdated rules and laws are posing problems to resolve problems of people. Officials cannot be blamed for the same, he said.
The Chief Minister also sanctioned relief to various persons to a tune of Rs 60 lakh in the early hours of the programme that would continue for the whole day.
State Minister KP Mohanan, MLAs and top government officials were present.
Speaking after inaugurating the Mass Contact Programme in the district at municipal stadium in Kasargod, he said that problems of endosulfan pesticide did not confine to this district alone.