Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi Palaniswami on Monday informed the state assembly that the state had decided to permanently close down the Sterlite copper plant in Thoothukudi.
The state had already consulted legal experts and passed a government order under the Water (Prevention and control of pollution) Act, 1974, to close down the plant and will ensure that there are no options left for the company to reopen the plant, he added.
Responding to DMK leader MK Stalin, who raked up the issue in assembly, Palaniswami said the state has withdrawn the land allotment order issued for the plant’s expansion. Read More
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