LMIPPE February 2002
i referring to the Handigodu Syndrome which was very much in the news then – Handigodu is a village in Karnataka State where tribals who were in the habit of eating crab, especially during the lean season, had physical and mental deformities caused by Endrin- contaminated in them.
National Research Centre for Cashew is a research body under the Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR), the Government of India body that is in-charge of Agriculture Research. ii
KSSP is a prominent organisation in Kerala, engaged in popularising Science among the common people. iii
IMA is an umbrella association of medical practitioners in India. Every Panchayath has a Krishi Bhavan which is a Government Agriculture Office. SEEK is the oldest environment organisation in Kerala, based in Kannur and is engaged in environmental education activities. iv v vi