Democratic Youth Federation of India v. Union of India

(Civ) 213 of 2011
April 25, 2011
Provisional judgment

Youth organizations
Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI)
Union of India
Krishnan Venugopal, Deepak Prakash, Biju Raman, K. Bineesh, Usha Nandini, Meena C.R.

Civil court
Insecticide, Organochlorine, Endosulfan
To ban the use, sale, production and export of endosulfan throughout the whole country.
Supreme Court, India

May 13, 2011
Appoint a Joint Committee to conduct a scientific study on the question whether the use of Endosulfan would cause any serious health hazard to human beings and would cause environmental pollution; pass an ad-interim order to immediate ban the production, use and sale of Endosulfan all over India and we further direct the statutory authorities to seize the permit given to the manufacturers of Endosulfan till further orders.
National law

The DYFI filed a writ asking the Indian Supreme Court for a nationwide ban on the organochlorine insecticide Endosulfan. On May 13, 2011, the court passed an interim order to ban endosulfan.