Thoothukudi Vedanta Sterlite Plant: Challenging the reopening order, Tamil Nadu government approaches Supreme Court

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Challenging the National Green Tribunal’s order of reopening the Vedanta Sterlite Plant at Thoothukudi, the Tamil Nadu government had approached the Supreme Court.

On 2018 December 15, The National Green Tribunal has ordered to re-open the Sterlite Plant. Earlier, in May 2018, endorsing the closure direction of the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board, the state government directed the board to seal the unit and close the plant permanently, after 13 people were killed in the alleged police firing during the anti-Sterlite protests.

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