Mangaluru, July 09, 2015: Interating with media after a function to felicitate her, Kripa Alva, Chairperson of Karnataka Commission for Protection of Child Rights, July 8, said that an expert committee will be constituted to look into recommendations made by her predecessor Venkatesh Nayak regarding children affected by endosulfan pesticide. Alva said the recommendations made by Nayak were general in nature and yet to be submitted to the government.
Alva said she had meeting with other members of the Commission and it was decided to constitute an expert committee. Yet to decide on the composition of the expert committee, she said. The recommendations made by Nayak did not reflect the ground situation. The expert committee will look at the ground reality and based on their recommendations, the report would be modified and sent to the State government, she said.
In the report submitted a few days before he demitted office, Nayak said there was need to find the number of children affected by endosulfan in the three districts of Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Uttara Kannada, the ailments they are suffering and their present health condition.