SC upholds NGT order to reopen Sterlite Copper

SC upholds NGT order to reopen Sterlite Copper

Statement from Sterlite:

SC upholds NGT order to reopen Sterlite Copper

We are pleased that Supreme Court, post hearing of the Sterlite Copper matter today, has passed an order to uphold the NGT’s order dated Dec 15, 2018  which has paved way for reopening of our copper smelter at Tuticorin and rejected the plea of TN government seeking stay of NGT order. We are approaching the state government for necessary approvals for restarting the smelter as per SC directions.

“This is an important development for both the smelter and the surrounding communities, which will allow those affected by the closure to regain their livelihood and Vedanta to help meet India’s copper needs.

We are looking forward for the restart of one of the best Copper smelters of the world as we remain committed towards world class environmental standards.

Vedanta would also like to thank the people of Tuticorin for their support, which will go a long way in promoting socio-economic development in the region.