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29 firms directly hit by Sterlite closure: Chemical Industries Association

Twenty-nine companies have been directly affected due to stoppage of sulphuric acid from Sterlite Copper plant at Thoothkudi after it was closed, according to Chemical Industries Association.

Published: 06th July 2018 04:58 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th July 2018 04:58 AM   |  A+A-

Sealed Sterlite copper smelter plant at Thoothukudi. (EPS | V Karthikalagu)

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: Twenty-nine companies have been directly affected due to stoppage of sulphuric acid from Sterlite Copper plant at Thoothkudi after it was closed, according to Chemical Industries Association.
The closure of the plant, following protests from people of Thoothukudi over health hazards resulting in the death of 13 persons in a police firing on May 22, had also affected 150 companies indirectly, according to V Gurumurthy, association vice-president. 

Totally, 10,596 employees across 29 companies are dependent on Sterlite Copper for livelihood, said S Ilanahai, association president said. It is learnt that the association had written a letter to Industries Minister M C Sampath to take remedial measures to reopen Sterlite copper.Thoothkudi Lorry Brokers Association Anand told reporters that 1,200 lorries which supply raw materials to Sterlite have been affected due to the closure. Thoothkudi Contractors Association president Thiagarajan said closure affected livelihood of 25,000 people.



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  • Thermal.S.Raja

    10
    2 years ago reply
  • L Rajagopalan

    You (the press) is also to-be blamed for this sorry State of affairs. FOR the sake of circulation you people gave too much importance to the Porralis and ultimately the common man bears the brunt
    2 years ago reply
  • Jp.Antony

    Industries are needed for employment
    2 years ago reply
    • Thermal.S.Raja

      The company which is merely responsible for the water and air pollution is not needed in Tuticorin as well as our employment....
      2 years ago reply
  • Pingali

    It is true
    2 years ago reply
  • Bala

    this is how India works, first yield to small section of people who is fuelled by politician, anti social elements and vested interest. then realize the big impact. all these politicians should be put behind bars people like Vaiko, cine persons etc and teach them a lesson
    2 years ago reply
    • Mahadevan

      I agree correct
      2 years ago reply
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