A marathon to highlight the call for a ban on pesticides was organised here on Saturday. The 50 km, Ecorun Ultra Marathon, was organised by Ecorun India. The marathon was flagged off from Mullackal in Alappuzha and traversed across Changanassery to reach the Thirunnakkara Grounds in Kottayam. Later, a public meeting was held there to urge the Central Government to enforce a ban on pesticides. V.N. Vasavan, MLA, inaugurated the meeting..—Staff Reporter

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