The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to stay the decision of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to process the reopening of the Sterlite copper plant at Thoothukudi, which was ordered to be closed down due to environmental pollution.
The Supreme Court Bench also stayed an order passed by the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court that the status quo “as on today” should be maintained till January 21 in respect of reopening of the plant.
Vedanta, which runs the plant, had moved the top court against the Madurai Bench’s decision. The Supreme Court said the process of reopening the plant as per the National Green Tribunal’s order can continue. Read More