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Facts about Thoothukudi Sterlite plant

2018-12-16

  • ·       The largest copper smelter plant in India
  • ·       Operated by Vedanta group
  • ·       Closed on the orders of TN government after violent protests by the local residents in which 13 dead and hundreds hurt.
  • ·       The plant is accused by the locals as polluting their environment.
  • ·  Recent developments: National Green Tribunal struck down government’s order of closure of the plant. TN government announced that they will appeal in Supreme Court challenging NGT verdict.



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