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Hind Insecticide `move' to shift unit opposed

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Kochi , Feb. 3

THE Save HIL Joint Action Committee today alleged that there has been a move to shift the technical plant of the public sector Hindustan Insecticides Ltd at Eloor to Maharashtra on the pretext of ban on endosulfan in the State.

Mr K.N. Gopinath, General Convenor of the Action Committee said that thousands of people who are directly and indirectly employed with HIL would be affected by the move to shift the technical unit to Maharashtra. The committee alleged that vested interests and lobbies are trying to discourage investors from starting ventures in the State.

The endosulfan produced in the unit is not used in the cashew plantations of Kasargod and it is fully exported to various countries. So it is necessary to retain the unit here in the public sector.

He pointed out that the move to shift the unit was initiated at a time when the renovation activities of the Eloor plant following a fire in July 2004 are in progress. The leaders of the committee claimed that production of endosulfan could be restored soon.

According to Mr Gopinath, the technical plant at Eloor was established in 1954 for Malaria eradication.

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