Sterlite Copper Wednesday expressed hope that it will resume operations in the next couple of months at its Tutocrin plant which was shut after 13 people died during protests a year ago. On May 22, 2018, anti-Sterlite protests turned violent with the agitators fighting pitched battles with the police and 13 people were killed in police firing.
The first anniversary of the incident was observed in Tuticorin Wednesday, with scores of locals turning up to remember the victims. “We are hopeful of starting the plant in next couple of months,” Sterlite Copper CEO Pankaj Kumar told PTI over phone.
The protesters were demanding the closure of Vedanta’s Sterlite Copper unit in Tuticorin over pollution concerns. Kumar, however, was of the view that “high current was created by some vested interests to show that we are not complying to environment. Read More
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