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Tamil Nadu allows Sterlite Plant in Thoothukudi to reopen for 4 months.(File Photo)

Tamil Nadu allows Sterlite Plant in Thoothukudi to reopen for 4 months

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 26, 2021 02:20 PM IST
The production of oxygen in the plant would be monitored by a panel and supply to Tamil Nadu would be prioritised.
A general view shows Sterlite Industries Ltd's copper plant, a unit of Vedanta Resources, in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu. (Reuters File Photo)
A general view shows Sterlite Industries Ltd's copper plant, a unit of Vedanta Resources, in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu. (Reuters File Photo)

Vedanta seeks to reopen Tuticorin unit for oxygen output. SC agrees to hear plea

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 22, 2021 03:15 PM IST
The Tamil Nadu government opposed Vedanta's attempt to reopen the Sterling copper unit in Tuticorin on grounds that the Supreme Court had specified earlier, but the top court has now termed the nationwide oxygen crisis as a "national emergency" and let the company make its plea.
The study indicates that most of the groundwater samples are contaminated with high Total Dissolved Solids and heavy metals like, cadmium, chromium, manganese, iron and arsenic, which are beyond permissible limit.(Reuters File Photo)
The study indicates that most of the groundwater samples are contaminated with high Total Dissolved Solids and heavy metals like, cadmium, chromium, manganese, iron and arsenic, which are beyond permissible limit.(Reuters File Photo)

Groundwater in Sterlite plant area contaminated over permissible limit: Govt

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUL 23, 2018 07:47 PM IST
The study of groundwater around the Sterlite Copper plant area was carried out by the Central Ground Water Board.
A general view shows Sterlite Industries Ltd's copper plant, a unit of Vedanta Resources, in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu.(Reuters File Photo)
A general view shows Sterlite Industries Ltd's copper plant, a unit of Vedanta Resources, in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu.(Reuters File Photo)

NGT notice to Tamil Nadu, state pollution board over Vedanta’s plea on closing Thoothukudi plant

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUL 05, 2018 07:08 PM IST
The Tamil Nadu government had on May 28 ordered the state pollution control board to seal and “permanently” close the mining group’s copper plant in Thoothukudi following violent protests over pollution concerns.
Residents along with their children hold placards and shout slogans demanding shutdown of a copper smelter plant at Thoothukudi in Chennai on April 1.(AFP file photo)
Residents along with their children hold placards and shout slogans demanding shutdown of a copper smelter plant at Thoothukudi in Chennai on April 1.(AFP file photo)

After anti-Sterlite protests, arrests stoke tension in Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi: Report

Reuters, Thoothukudi | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2018 02:29 PM IST
More than 10 people have been picked up by the police in raids over the last four days in and around the port city of Thoothukudi, in the aftermath of protests seeking the shutdown of a Sterlite copper plant.
Police personnel baton charge at a protestor demanding the closure of Vedanta's Sterlite Copper unit, in Tuticorin.(PTI File Photo)
Police personnel baton charge at a protestor demanding the closure of Vedanta's Sterlite Copper unit, in Tuticorin.(PTI File Photo)

Sterlite protest: Kin of victims want cops charged with murder

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2018 08:13 AM IST
The families demand that murder cases are registered against the police. With a case pending before Madras high court, the other bodies are preserved in the mortuary awaiting further court orders,
Activists protest against the death of protestors at Tuticorin while protesting against the Vedanta's Sterlite Copper Plant in Tamil Nadu, outside Vedanta office in Bengaluru, India, on May 24, 2018.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Activists protest against the death of protestors at Tuticorin while protesting against the Vedanta's Sterlite Copper Plant in Tamil Nadu, outside Vedanta office in Bengaluru, India, on May 24, 2018.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

Tamil Nadu govt orders closure of Sterlite Copper plant in Thoothukudi

Agencies, Thoothukudi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2018 09:59 PM IST
The state government has also asked the Pollution Control Board to seal the copper plant.
A private security guard stands in front of the main gate of Sterlite Industries Ltd's copper plant, a unit of London-based Vedanta Resources, in Tuticorin, on March 24, 2013.(REUTERS)
A private security guard stands in front of the main gate of Sterlite Industries Ltd's copper plant, a unit of London-based Vedanta Resources, in Tuticorin, on March 24, 2013.(REUTERS)

TNPCB cuts power to Sterlite copper plant in Thoothukudi after police firing on protesters

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Malavika Vyawahare
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2018 05:05 PM IST
The Tamil Nadu State Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) said the operating licence of the Sterlite smelter in Thoothukudi won’t be renewed for now.
Activists from trade union of Communist Party of India stage protest against police firing on people demanding the closure of Vedanta’s Sterlite copper unit in Tuticorin.(PTI Photo)
Activists from trade union of Communist Party of India stage protest against police firing on people demanding the closure of Vedanta’s Sterlite copper unit in Tuticorin.(PTI Photo)

After 11 deaths in Sterlite protests TN govt shifts officials, suspends Internet, orders probe

Chennai | By HT Correspondent and Agencies
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2018 10:07 AM IST
Anger and resentment against Tuesday’s police action, which resulted in 11 deaths, simmer in Tamil Nadu. The government ordered several measures to control the unrest.
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