The parliament was informed that the government has sanctioned Rs 2.28 crore for health facilities in areas affected by pesticide endosulphan under the National Rural Health Mission for 2013-14.
"The government has sanctioned Rs.5.6 crore and Rs.2.28 crore for health facilities for endosulphan-affected area under National Rural Health Mission in 2012-13 and 2013-14 respectively, based on the proposal of the state government in their programme implementation plan," Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad told the Lok Sabha in a written reply.
AdvertisementStudies done by various health institutes in the affected areas in the past have revealed reproductive morbidity and prevalence of cancer in younger people, he said.
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