Closure of Sterlite plant at Tuticorin not sustainable, against natural justice: Committee to NGT


Closure of Sterlite plant at Tuticorin not sustainable, against natural justice: Committee to NGT

A committee constituted by the National Green Tribunal to decide mining company Vedanta’s plea challenging closure of its Sterlite copper plant at Tuticorin Wednesday told the green panel that the shutdown is not sustainable as it is “against the principles of natural justice”.

The committee, headed by former Meghalaya High Court Chief Justice Tarun Agrawal, said no notice or opportunity of hearing was given to Vedanta before the closure.

“The impugned orders cannot be sustained as it is against the principles of natural justice. No notice or opportunity of hearing was given to the appellant. The grounds mentioned in the impugned orders are not that grievous to justify permanent closure of the factory.  Read More

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