The Supreme Court refused on Friday to entertain a petition filed by Vedanta group firm Sterlite Copper seeking access to its closed smelter plant in Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu to carry out maintenance activities.
Amid challenging times and legal tangles over its copper plant in southern India, Vedanta Group on Friday announced the appointment of Pankaj Kumar as the chief executive officer of Sterlite Copper with immediate effect, replacing P Ramnath.
Vedanta Ltd on Friday named metals industry veteran Pankaj Kumar as Sterlite Copper chief executive, amid struggles to reopen its smelter in southern India that was shut after police killed 13 demonstrators protesting against the plant.
Vedanta Ltd Wednesday said legal processes are in progress through state courts for reopening Sterlite Copper plant in Tuticorin. The Tamil Nadu government had in May last year ordered the state pollution control board to seal and “permanently” close the mining group’s copper plant following violent protests over pollution concerns.
‘Incurring Daily Loss Of Rs 5 Crore Due To Thoothukudi Plant Shutdown’: Sterlite Copper Tells Madras HC
Mining company Vedanta Ltd told the Madras High Court that it is incurring a loss of Rs 5 crore per day due to forced closure of its Sterlite copper smelting plant in Thoothukudi by the Tamil Nadu government, reports Reuters.
The Supreme Court on January 24 said that it will resume the hearing on Vedanta’s plea regarding Sterlite copper plant at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu on January 29. The apex court, however, asked the Tamil Nadu government to immediately provide electricity supply
Tamil Nadu: Sterlite Copper Unveils Six Public Welfare Projects Worth Rs 100 Crore In Thoothukudi District
Delivering on its commitment made during the National Green Tribunal (NGT) hearing last month (December 2018), Sterlite Copper, yesterday (11 January 2019), announced six projects of around Rs 100 crore for public welfare
The Supreme Court Friday refused to stay the Madras High Court order for a CBI probe against police officials for firing during the anti-Sterlite protests in Tamil Nadu in May this year.
Tuticorin anti-Sterlite protests: CBI books Tamil Nadu police, Revenue department for firing at protesters
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday registered a case against Tamil Nadu police and revenue department for firing at anti-Sterlite protestors, who were demanding a ban on Sterlite Industries, in the wake of concerns of pollution in Tamil Nadu’s Tuticorin.
Sterlite To Reopen? NGT Panel Slams TN Government’s ‘Hasty’ Closure Of Copper Plant, Seeks Response Within A Week
A three-member committee appointed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT), stated that the closure of the controversial Sterlite Copper smelter by the Tamil Nadu government is not justified in a report submitted to the NGT, reports Times of India.