Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here and sought Central assistance of Rs.375 crore for disbursing compensation to the victims of endosulfan. The government has plans to build a super specialty hospital for them in Kasaragod district.

He said: “The National Human Rights Commission has recommended several measures for helping endosulfan victims. We have accepted those proposals.”

He also took up with the Prime Minister the issue relating to implementation of the Kochi metro project on the lines of the Chennai and Bangalore metros and better compensation for those whose land were being acquired by the National Highways authorities for road projects.