Is Sterlite part of Vedanta?
Sterlite Copper is a subsidiary of Sterlite industries, a company owned by Vedanta Limited.
Why was Tuticorin plant shut?
Sterlite Copper, a subsidiary of Sterlite Industries, a company owned by Vedanta Limited, was forced to cease operations following a major protest in 2018. Protesters claimed that the emissions and waste from the plant were polluting the environment. The plant has remained shut since.
Who gave shooting order in Thoothukudi?
Stalin on Friday handed over appointment orders to the kin of 17 persons who were killed or severely wounded in the Thoothukudi police firing incident in May 2018.
Why is Vedanta Tuticorin closed?
It has been accused of polluting the environment and the factory was closed several times. It had to seek legal remedy each time to restart its operations. In fact, the Supreme Court had once fined the company ₹100 crore for violating the norms but allowed it to reopen the plant.
What is Sterlite problem in Thoothukudi?
Sterlite Copper of Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu has become a moral issue after the police firing on protesters resulted in the deaths of 13 people in May 2018 . Over some 20 years of plant operation, the company had violated many pollution regulations and faced at least two major allegations of excessive emissions.
When was Sterlite closed?
That was when the J Jayalalithaa government ordered the closure of the unit in March 2013. This was overturned by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) in May 2013. Following this, the plant was reopened.
Which state government ordered the permanent closure of Sterlite Copper Plant?
Tamil Nadu government
Sterlite Copper Plant Shutdown: Tamil Nadu government orders permanent closure of Sterlite plant in Tuticorin.
What happens Sterlite?
The violence took place during an ongoing protest against proposed expansion of a copper smelter plant run by Sterlite Corporation in Thoothukudi town. Police opened fire on the protesters, killed 13 people and left 102 injured. Several policemen were also injured during the protests.
What did Sterlite do?
What is Sterlite Copper bottling plant in Tuticorin?
CHENNAI: Sterlite Copper, part of metals major Vedanta Group, has commissioned a bottling plant to fill gaseous oxygen in cylinders at its copper smelter in Tuticorin. The plant, set up at a cost of Rs 11 crore, has a capacity to fill 400 cylinders per day.
What is the reason behind the closure of Sterlite plant in Tamilnadu?
Vedanta said it is committed to the Tamil Nadu government and people of the state and to work towards development, revenue and employment generation. It is to be noted that Sterlite’s plans to double the copper smelter capacity led to protests and the eventual closure of the plant by the state government.
How many cylinders does Sterlite’s new plant fill per day?
The plant, set up at a cost of Rs 11 crore, has a capacity to fill 400 cylinders per day. Sterlite has been producing liquid medical oxygen (LMO) for the last couple of weeks after the Tamil Nadu government gave all its approvals to reopen its plant to produce medical oxygen to shore up supplies to hospitals in the state.
What is the contribution of smelter to Tuticorin port’s revenue?
It also highlighted the smelter’s contribution to 12% of Tuticorin port’s revenue and 95% of TN’s sulphuric acid requirement, besides offering direct employment to 5,000 people and indirect employment to 25,000.