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.

NEW DELHI: Being at the centre of controversy since it was proposed in 1995, the four lakh tonne capacity of smelting plant of Sterlite at Tuticorin was rejected by three states – Gujarat, Goa and

CHENNAI: At a time when Sterlite was harboring dream of expanding its operations, Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) has delivered a big body blow rejecting the its plea to renew Consent to

The Ministry of Environment and Forests is yet to even consider the proposal for framing Terms of Reference (ToR) for the second unit of the copper smelter plant of Vedanta Limited at the SIPCOT In

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Non Violence Again Vs Vedanta Limited & Others dated 13/11/2017 regarding illegal and unauthorized use of forest land in Jharsuguda by Vedanta Limited. The Applicant states that Vedanta Ltd. formerly known as Vedanta Alumina Ltd. used 246.74 acres of forest land in Khata No. 108 illegally for its ash pond in Burrkhamunda village in Jharsuguda district without approval from the Central Govt. under Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 (in short, FC Act).

BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) has directed partial closure of Vedanta Limited’s power plants over breach of regulations relating to the ash pond at Katikela in Jhars

BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) has slapped a show cause notice on Vedanta Limited for the ash pond breach in Jharsuguda where it has an aluminium smelter and thermal

Kodingamali mine was earlier alloted to an Aditya Birla co but mining failed due to local protests

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Sundar Naik Vs Vedanta Alumina Limited & Others dated 02/01/2017 regarding pollution caused by Vedanta Alumina Limited, Jharsuguda District, Odisha.

The report filed by the Odisha State PCB states that the ambient air quality with regard to particulate matters, Sulphur-dioxide and Nitrogen dioxide is within the prescribed standard. NGT directs Vedanta Alumina to file details about the scheme as to how the fly ash is going to be disposed of by the project proponent.

According to the company, around 90 per cent of the auctioned area is forest land.

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