Sterlite Copper

Closure of Vedanta's copper unit results in Rs 14,749 crore loss to economy: Report

Vedanta has put on sale its copper unit which was shut four years ago after 13 people were killed in a police firing on protestors agitating against alleged pollution by the unit.

published on : 26th July 2022

1.28 lakh tonnes of gypsum yet to be shifted from Thoothukudi Sterlite Copper plant

Large quantities of chemicals, except copper concentrate, were removed before August 10, 2018.

published on : 22nd July 2022

Tamil Nadu government's high-power committee inspects Sterlite Copper plant

On behalf of Sterlite Copper, Vedanta group had moved the Supreme Court seeking permission to carry out maintenance of its copper smelter, which was shut down in public interest on May 28, 2018.

published on : 19th July 2022

Protesters in 14 villages demand Sterlite Copper plant reopening

"We will reach out to the Chief Secretary of the State government and hold a rally in Chennai and Delhi," activist A Dhamotharan said.

published on : 24th June 2022

Vedanta Group puts Sterlite Copper plant in TN on sale

Says ‘national asset’ meets 40% of India’s copper demand

published on : 21st June 2022

Sterlite protest in Thoothukudi: 34 still named as history-sheeters

As per the RTI reply obtained by advocate Hari Ragavan in February, the police stations in the district had opened history sheets against 55 people following the 2018 anti-Sterlite protests.

published on : 30th April 2022

SC starts hearing Vedanta’s plea against HC order to open Thoothukudi Sterlite copper plant

The plant has remained closed since 2018, as per a Tamil Nadu government order. The firm is carrying out legal battles to get the plant restarted again.

published on : 15th March 2022

'Closure down plant not solution, should be given a proper hearing': Sterlite COO

Sterlite Copper, which had a production capacity of four lakh tonnes, was shut down in May 2018 by the Tamil Nadu government after TNPCB’s recommendation following violent protests.

published on : 7th January 2022

Anti-Sterlite activists flay bid to reopen Thoothukudi plant, warns of another protest

Over 200 Sterlite employees have been allowed inside the premises to assist in the acid evacuation process even though the court had denied them permission.

published on : 31st July 2018

Thoothukudi Sterlite copper smelter plant permanently sealed on Tamil Nadu government order days after deadly protests

In a statement, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami said that the plant was closed respecting sentiments of people.

published on : 28th May 2018

Thoothukudi shooting: Fell to police bullets after attending friend’s funeral

Unable to bear the tragic death of her husband, Anusiya swooned multiple times during the past two days. Family members remember Maniraj as a teetotaller and a workaholic.

published on : 26th May 2018

Anti-Sterlite protest: Delhi High Court leaves it to NHRC to decide lawyer's plea for probe

Violence broke out on May 22 during protests demanding the closure of the factory over pollution concerns with police opening fire, resulting in the death of 13 people.

published on : 25th May 2018

Anti-Sterlite protests: Sandeep Nanduri takes charge as Thoothukudi Collector, says he will hold peace talks

The transfer came at a time when violence erupted during the anti-Sterlite protest in front of the office of the District Collector on Tuesday when police opened fire on the protesters, killing 11. 

published on : 24th May 2018

Sterlite protests Day 3 UPDATES: Vedanta founder Anil Agarwal says he is 'in pain' over Thoothukudi deaths

On Wednesday late night, a youngster who was under treatment succumbed to injuries taking the toll to 13. 

published on : 24th May 2018

Thoothukudi factory currently non-operational: Sterlite Copper

Sterlite said the facility has been shut since March 27 when the company took up annual scheduled maintenance.

published on : 23rd May 2018

Tamil Nadu: Madras High Court stays construction of new copper smelter by Sterlite industries in Thoothukudi

The stay comes a day after 11 people were killed and 20 others grievously injured after police reportedly opened fire multiple times against anti-Sterlite protesters in Thoothukudi on Tuesday.

published on : 23rd May 2018

Vedanta hits over 10-month low as protests against copper plant in Tamil Nadu turn violent

Demonstrations against the copper plant, one of India's biggest, have been going on for more than three months, with protesters alleging that it is a major source of pollution and risk to fisheries.

published on : 23rd May 2018

SC sends notice to Thoothukudi Vedanta Sterlite Copper for slag dumping

For the last 45 days, Sterlite is shut down with the TNPCB refusing to renew its consent to operate after lakhs of people in Toothukudi protested.

published on : 17th May 2018

Sterlite dumping hazardous waste since 2013 sans nod, says Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board

For the past five years, Sterlite Copper’s smelter plant in Thoothukudi has been disposing of thousands of tonnes of hazardous waste without authorisation.

published on : 19th April 2018

Kamal Haasan joins anti-Sterlite stir; seeks unit's closure in Thoothukudi

Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan said injustice had been done to the people of Tuticorin by establishing the Sterlite unit.

published on : 1st April 2018
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