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Sterlite Copper Protest

Thoothukudi people say they were cheated in the name of protests, want reopening of Sterlite Copper plant they got shut in 2018

In May 2018, Sterlite Copper plant in Thoothukudi owned by Vedanta was ultimately shut down by Tamil Nadu government following protests by the local people on the grounds of alleged environmental hazards caused by the plant.

‘It is a national need’, SC rejects TN govt’s plea that Vedanta should supply oxygen only to the state: What SC said

The SC's decision came after Tamil Nadu govt allowed Sterlite copper plant owned by Vedanta to restart its operations temporarily

TN govt allows Sterlite Copper to open Thoothukudi plant for four months to produce only medical oxygen

The decision was taken following an all-party meet chaired by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami at the secretariat in Chennai on Monday.

‘Sterlite Copper can produce over 1000 MT oxygen per day, allow us to open’: Vedanta writes to TN govt, Health Minister

“We would be grateful to be allowed this opportunity to support the nation’s needs. Our staff stands prepared to get these two plants operational in the shortest possible time and begin dispatching oxygen to the critical areas as per your direction,” the letter continued.

Tuticorin: Complying with NGT order, Vedanta announces welfare projects worth Rs 100 crore

Vedanta group promises welfare projects worth 100 crores in Tuticorin after Supreme Court nodded the order of NGT for reopening of Sterlite plant.

SC refuses to stay the NGT order on Tuticorin Sterlite plant reopening

Earlier Madras High Court had set aside NGT’s order of reopening the Sterlite Plant.

US journalist sniffing around in Tuticorin violated visa rules, ordered to leave India

US-based scribe asked to leave India after he was found violating visa norms.

Tuticorin: US journalist ‘interviewing’ people about Sterlite plant detained and interrogated by police

The district police detained and interrogated US-based journalist Mark Scilla, for interviewing people in relation Sterlite plant, missing the Tourist visa.

NGT orders reopening of Vedanta’s Sterlite plant in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu

A committee appointed by the NGT had called the closure of the plant as "unjustified" and against "natural justice".

Thousands of protesters gather at Thoothukudi collectorate demanding re-opening of Sterlite copper plant

Congress had maliciously tried to use the protest against the Modi government

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