Mangaluru: MRPL donates Rs 1 crore for endosulfan-affected patients  

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Mangaluru, Sep 29: In a reaffirmation of its concern for the well-being of the local community, Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited (MRPL) has expressed its intent to support the District Health Department's initiatives with a financial contribution of Rs one crore from its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds.

This contribution will be utilized by the district health department to procure crucial medical resources for use across its rehabilitation centres located in Vittal, Sullia, Beltangady, Puttur, and Moodbidri taluks. These medical resources include four mobile medical vehicles, physiotherapy equipment, and 2 patient vehicles for shuttling bedridden patients to and from the rehabilitation centres. Additionally, it will help install 2 high-capacity diesel generators for the rehabilitation centres at Koila and Kokkada.


In an official ceremony held on September 26, Shyamprasad Kamath Mundkur, executive director – refinery, MRPL, presented a letter of this intent to Dr Thimmayya, district health officer (DHO), in the esteemed presence of Mullai Muhilan M P, IAS, deputy commissioner, Mangaluru, Manoj Kumar A, chief general manager (Admin), MRPL and Dr Navinchandra Kulal, nodal officer for endosulfan-affected people.

Accepting the letter of intent, Dr Thimmayya, the district health officer (DHO), expressed his gratitude to MRPL for their benevolence and said that it would make a significant positive difference to the lives of over 4,000 endosulfan-affected people in DK district.

About this contribution, GGM HR of MRPL Krishna Hegde said, “The MRPL is committed to supporting district administration's efforts to bring about a positive change in the lives of the endosulfan-affected. The MRPL continues to focus its CSR activities to meet the immediate healthcare needs.”

The MRPL is a leading entity in the oil and gas industry in the coastal region of Karnataka and contributes significantly to the well-being of the communities it operates in.




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  • sense_shetty, Mangalore Kudla

    Fri, Sep 29 2023

    Many Tuluvas residing in the border regions of Sullia, Puttur, and Kasargod have been adversely affected by Endosulfan. While numerous other countries have prohibited its use, India has yet to take action. This situation sheds light on our collective efficiency in addressing such critical issues that directly impact our quality of life.

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  • Anand, Udupi

    Fri, Sep 29 2023

    Endosulfan has been a globally banned insecticide since 2011. In India too, it was banned as per a Supreme Court order in 2011, but many companies across India still manufacture this pesticide. It's highly toxic to animals as well as humans. I hope authorities will wake up someday and initiate a ban on this product.

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  • Rathod, Ahmedabad

    Fri, Sep 29 2023

    Good job MRPL. Thank you for your patience.

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