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NGT rejects Vedanta's interim request to reopen its copper smelter: Lawyer

The Tamil Nadu government ordered the permanent closure of the plant and disconnected its power supply in May following protests that turned violent

Reuters  |  New Delhi 

India's environmental court did not allow Vedanta Ltd to reopen its copper smelter in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, a lawyer representing the state said on Thursday after a hearing on the matter. India's National Green Tribunal (NGT) did not accept Vedanta's request to reopen the smelter on an interim basis, V Mowli, a lawyer for the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) said outside the court. Vedanta has also sought a permanent injunction against the Tamil Nadu state government from interfering with the operations of its copper smelter. The ...

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First Published: Thu, July 05 2018. 18:27 IST
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