In a dramatic turn of events, the National Green Tribunal (southern region) has decided to transfer the ongoing Sterlite Industries (copper plant) imbroglio to National Green Tribunal in New Delhi, citing “circumstances did not permit us” to hear the case further in Chennai.

The tribunal, which was supposed to announce a decision on an inspection report filed by a team of four on the alleged poisonous gas leakage on Monday, has decided to transfer the case to the principal tribunal in Delhi due to unavoidable circumstances, sources pointed out.

They say people of Tuticorin have been bearing brunt of emission

The south bench of the National Green Tribunal ordered the constitution of a two-member expert committee to inspect Sterlite Industries's controversial copper plant in Tuticorin, which was closed a

People complained of eye irritation, constant cough: Minister

Emission of sulphur dioxide from the Sterlite factory in Tuticorin above the permissible level led to people complaining about the plant, Environment Minister M.C. Sampath told the Assembly on Tuesday.
Replying to a calling attention motion, the Minister said continuous monitoring of sulphur dioxide by the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) had clearly proved increased emission of gas from the plant on March 23, 2013.

The National Green Tribunal has ordered the constitution of an expert committee to inspect Sterlite Copper smelting unit in Tuticorin.

NGT pulls up District Collector for not filing his counter

The Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) on Tuesday submitted before the National Green Tribunal, Southern Bench, here that Sterlite Industries’ copper smelter plant was not fit for operation and should not be permitted to commence operations in view of numerous incidents of excessive emissions sulphur-dioxide.

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu is facing a water deficit of 11%, says a report. This is bad news, coming as it does at the beginning of a torrid summer.

The Madras High Court has dismissed a petition filed by a Chinese company for winding up Sterlite Energy Limited, Tuticorin.

The Chinese company, SEPCO III Electric Power Construction Corporation, has a project site office at Baghiamal, Jharsuguda district, Odisha. It prayed for the winding up of Sterlite Energy and for the appointment of an official liquidator.

India's top court on Tuesday fined British resources giant Vedanta nearly $20 million over pollution from its huge copper smelter, which has just been shut by a new row over a "toxic" gas leak.

The fate of Sterlite Industries, and that of thousands of people of coastal Tuticorin, now depends on the south bench of the National Green Tribunal, which is hearing the company's petition against