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.
Vedanta group promises welfare projects worth 100 crores in Tuticorin after Supreme Court nodded the order of NGT for reopening of Sterlite plant.
Earlier Madras High Court had set aside NGT’s order of reopening the Sterlite Plant.
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.
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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