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How prolonged closure of Sterlite plant is impacting copper exports

The prolonged closure of its controversial Thoothukudi plant has had an unintended impact on the country's exports of the industrial metal

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Sterlite Copper plant | copper market | Vedanta

Shine Jacob  |  Chennai 



Sterlite Copper Plant
As part of its corporate social responsibility mandate, the company planted one million trees, implemented a scholarship programme for students from Thoothukudi's villages.

It’s been three years since the police firing that killed 13 people and left 102 people injured during a protest against Sterlite Copper’s 25-year-old units at Thoothukudi. Since then, there’s been a long hiatus. In September, the Madras High Court, hearing a plea to make the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) report on the incident public, termed the police firing against the protestors a “scar on democracy” and said the incident must not be forgotten.

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First Published: Fri, October 01 2021. 06:00 IST

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