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The Tamil Nadu government has been punching the air since ordering the “permanent closure” of Sterlite Copper smelter in Tuticorin on Monday, but legal experts say the grounds of the order are so w

Former Union Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh today rejected reports in a section of the media that he had a role in granting clearance to the controversial Sterlite copper plant in Tuticorin.

Order of the Madras High Court regarding environmental clearance granted to Sterlite Industries Limited and which is carrying on construction activities on the site for the proposed Copper Smelter Unit II at SIPCOT, Tuticorin. The clearance has, according to the petitioner, been obtained by Vedanta, without the conduct of a public hearing and the requirement for such hearing had been waived on the incorrect representation of Vedanta that Unit II was to be located in Phase II of SIPCOT Industrial Park that had itself been granted approval.

Tuticorin: Tense moments prevailed at the Sipcot industrial estate on the outskirts of the city here on Monday as more than 2,000 people, including 1,250 women, from 18 villages around the Sterlite

Chief minister Edappadi K Palanisami has sought a detailed report on the Sterlite row from the Tuticorin district administration.

On Sunday, shops in Tuticorin remained shut following a call given by activists against the Sterlite Industries copper plant.

An inter-ministerial group (IMG) tasked with suggesting punitive measures for allottees idling their captive coal blocks is learnt to have recommended cancellation of 30 mines, making it the single

Tuticorin : Sterlite Copper, India’s largest copper producer and part of the $15-billion Vedanta Resources, is all set for major expansion at its Tuticorin plant in Tamil Nadu.

Dumping of waste into drains, saving flora and fauna and adherence to environmental norms by industries were issues that engaged National Green Tribunal which gave a blow to the construction sector

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has proposed that disconnection of power supply to consumers, who violate pollution norms, be avoided.

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