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Sterlite Copper


Madras HC orders notice on plea to demolish Sterlite unit in Tamil Nadu

April 20, 2022 11:02 am

According to the petitioner, the copper smelter unit of Vedanta group had been lying closed by the Tamil Nadu government since May 28, 2018 on pollution grounds.

Sterlite Copper oxygen plant develops 'technical snag'; production halted

May 14, 2021 11:56 am

The facility began production of medical oxygen and the first set of medical oxygen tankers was dispatched to the beneficiaries on Thursday from the Tuticorin plant, located about 600 kms from here.

Anti-Sterlite protesters observe 'Black Thursday', protest decision to reopen plant

April 29, 2021 2:31 pm

Those at the protest alleged the motive behind producing oxygen was to have a backdoor entry to restart the copper unit

Oxygen from Sterlite Copper: Permission, capacity, and the road ahead

April 30, 2021 8:40 am

The Supreme Court has allowed Vedanta Limited to operate its oxygen production units at the Sterlite Copper plant in Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu. A look at the oxygen crisis, how the case went to court and local concerns.

Kamal Haasan condemns decision to allow reopening of Sterlite plant

April 26, 2021 9:11 pm

Vedanta’s Sterlite copper plant in Thoothukudi has been allowed by the Tamil Nadu government to manufacture oxygen for a period of four months.

Tamil Nadu allows Vedanta's Sterlite Copper to reopen: All you need to know about the plant

April 26, 2021 8:28 pm

Vedanta in a statement said that it was committed to making the entire production capacity of 1,000 tonnes available for the purpose of producing medical-grade oxygen.

Who is Mugilan and why did he go missing?

July 12, 2019 11:36 pm

The arrest of Mugilan, the environmental activist known for protesting against Sterlite and Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, was widely criticised by the political parties across the state.

Sterlite moves Madras High Court for reopening its copper unit in TN

February 28, 2019 9:09 am

The apex court had on February 18 set aside the order of the National Green Tribunal allowing opening of the copper unit, but gave the liberty to the company to approach the high court against the closure order.

SC refuses to stay NGT order to reopen Sterlite plant in Tuticorin

January 08, 2019 1:33 pm

A bench, headed by Justice R F Nariman, sought response from Vedanta on the state government's appeal against the NGT's order to reopen the plant.

Tuticorin protests: Protesters killed by shots to head, chest; half from behind, reveal autopsies

December 22, 2018 9:26 pm

The incident was the deadliest during an environmental protest in India in a decade. A working group of United Nations' human rights experts in May condemned the "apparent excessive and disproportionate use of lethal force by police".


Anti-Sterlite protest turns violent on 100th day in Tamil Nadu's Tuticorin

May 22, 2018 7:44 pm

The peaceful protest soon turned violent after agitated locals began hurling stones at police and overturned a vehicle. Security personnel used batons and burst teargas shells to break up the protest.