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Endosulfan: India agrees to compromise on global ban

India has agreed to a compromise on global ban on endosulfan at the conference of parties to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants.

The support is subject to working out appropriate exemptions and alternatives, according to information received here.

The conference will consider the proposal for ban at its meeting on Friday. Observers say that the conference was most likely to approve the ban recommended by its Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee.

On Thursday, the Contact Group on endosulfan and new persistent organic pollutants had submitted its draft proposal on the ban to the plenary session of the conference. This proposal listed application against certain pests in 16 crops for exemption, most of which were demanded by India. The other nations which sought such exemption were China and Uganda.

At the session, Cuba wanted reference to financial and technical assistance to be incorporated into the draft decision on listing. Discussion of the matter has been deferred to Friday’s session.

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