Dear Shri. Narendra Modiji,
As you are aware, Kasaragod, the northern most district of Kerala has been severely affected by aerial spraying of Endosulfan, now a notified persistent organic pollutant and highly hazardous pesticide. Endosulfan was sprayed aerially in this region for over 2 decades (1978 to 2001) by the Plantation Corporation of Kerala in full cognizance of CPCRI (Central Plantation Crops Research Institute) and other central and state government agencies and authorities. Ever since Endosulfan was found to be a serious threat, the issue of establishing an effective rehabilitation system for victims was demanded from different corners. Of late, many committees and scientific institutions like National Institute of Occupational Health under ICMR and Government Medical College, Calicut have studied this matter and have attributed aerial spraying of Endosulfan to the increased incidence of congenital disorders, Mental Retardation and Multiple disabilities in the (more…)
Dear Narendra Modiji,
I am writing this letter to bring to your kind attention the controversy which has evolved around the sad and sudden demise of Shri. E. Ahamed, the veteran parliamentarian from Kerala. Shri. E. Ahamed had collapsed in the Parliament and was taken directly to the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital. However, the protocol of treatment provided therein and the manner in which his colleagues from the Parliament as well as his family members were dealt with by the hospital staff have raised serious concerns. Needless to say, the situation should have been handled in a humanitarian way. (more…)
Dear Narendra Modiji,
This is in reference to your letter dated 8th November 2016 which we received yesterday. I assure you that the Government of Kerala is strongly in favour of taking all measures to control black money in our country.
The State Government has also advised our people not to panic and to resort to orderly withdrawals of cash from their accounts against Rs.500/Rs.1000 notes held by them. We shall be doing our best to ensure that no inconvenience is caused to the people of the State.
I would like raise a few issues that you may kindly like to address to make the operations that you have outlined in your letter efficiently with little disruption to the lives of ordinary citizens. (more…)