An environmental report into India's biggest copper smelter found no major irregularities in its operation or any negative impact on air quality during an inspection, but calls for safety audits, r

Tuticorin (Tamil Nadu) : The copper smelter unit of Sterlite Industries in Tuticorin, which was shut down over two months ago, has resumed operations after the National Green Tribunal's (NGT's) exp

Country's biggest copper smelter is likely to re-open on Sunday after a two-month shutdown which was prompted by complaints from nearby residents about its emissions and has caused tightness in sup

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to stay the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order allowing Sterlite Industries to recommence operation of its copper smelting plant in Tamil Nadu's Tuticorin distr

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear on Friday the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board's (TNPCB) appeal against the National Green Tribunal's (NGT) order that allowed London-listed Vedanta group fir

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday allowed Sterlite Industries to commence operations at its copper plant in Tuticorin district of Tamil Nadu within a week in the presence of a panel set u

Investments of Rs. 1,240 crore are likely

Southern districts will take the lion’s share of new solar power plants to be set up under the State’s Solar Energy Policy. Of the plants approved for 209 megawatt (MW), the south will have 155 MW, of which Ramanathapuram district alone accounts for 97 MW, Tuticorin 33, Sivaganga 17 and Virudhunagar 8.

The National Green Tribunal, New Delhi, on Wednesday declined to grant any interim relief to Sterlite Industries (India) Ltd to reopen its copper smelter plant in Tuticorin. The unit was closed on March 29 following complaints of excessive emission of sulphur dioxide.

However, the NGT, after perusing the Expert Committee’s report, stated, “It appears that the stack and ambient air quality are within the permissible limits.”

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday refused to grant any interim relief to UK-based Vedanta Group company, Sterlite Industries Ltd, to commence operation of its copper smelting plant in Tamil Nadu’s Tuticorin district.

A bench headed by (NGT) Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar said even though the expert committee report said the emission and ambient air quality were within prescribed limits, there is no “justification” for allowing the plant to start operating as there were claims of gas leakage from the industrial unit.

The technology is used for laying “all-weather roads”

From October 4, 2002, when the first ‘plastic road’ was laid on Lenin Street, Kovilpatti in Tuticorin district, the technology of using waste plastic with stone for laying roads has come a long way. Developed by the Department of Chemistry of Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai, in 2001 and patented in 2002, the technology has been literally going places. It is now used in several other States, including Kerala, West Bengal and Himachal Pradesh, to lay “all-weather” roads.