An interaction between Australian Senator Lisa Singh, Trade Unions and civil society was held at the constitution club of India. The interaction was jointly organised by Occupational and Environmental Health Network of India (OEHNI), BWI and IndustriALL. Sh Sudharshan Rao gave a brief background of use of Asbestos in India. Mr Rao informed about the Kerala Human rights Commission judgement which ordered the schools to remove Asbestos Cement Sheets from their facility; however the order has still not been implemented. He also informed that the strategy is to take small steps i.e. we try and introduce a ban in one state and then move to other states to eventually achieve a national ban. The first state targeted is Kerala where a memorandum was submitted in April to the chief minister. Next month a similar program is planned in Odisha.
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