AP CM YS Jagan orders all tests across West Godavari

Vastavam web: AP CM YS Jagan held a video conference on the cause for illness in Eluru with experts. AIIMS, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) and other reputed institutions have confirmed that the residues of pesticides could be the reason for outbreak of the mysterious disease in Eluru. Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy held a video conference on the cause for illness in Eluru with experts. AIIMS, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) and other reputed institutions have confirmed that the residues of pesticides could be the reason for outbreak of the mysterious disease in Eluru.

He said focus should be on maintenance of dumping yards and instructed the officials to conducts all possible tests across West Godavari district. The Chief Minister instructed to test drinking water samples from all sources in all the districts. The samples should be collected systematically and should be analysed with experts, he said. All these tests should be analysed and necessary measures be taken accordingly. The Chief Minister said AIIMS and IICT should conduct a deep study on long term on the causes of outbreak in Eluru and asked the chief secretary to prepare an action plan for the same.

He said organic farming should be encouraged and awareness should be created on the same among the farmers through Rythu Bharosa Kendras (RBKs). Agriculture department should focus on withdrawing harmful pesticides from the market, he said. Public health labs should be strengthened in every district.