Madras HC stays construction of Vedanta copper plant in Thoothukudi

Varun Chirumamilla May 23 2018

In the background of the police shooting that killed eleven protesters at Thoothukudi, the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court has granted an interim stay on the construction of a copper smelting unit being constructed by Vedanta (formerly Sterlite).

The Division Bench of Justices M Sundar and Anita Sumanth was hearing a writ petition challenging Environmental Clearance (EC) granted to Vedanta for the unit. The EC was first granted in January 2009, and subsequently renewed twice, in August 2015, and March 2016 . . .

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