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Court expected to reopen Vedanta smelter but appeal likely by TN govt

Vedanta said it could not comment on the case because the matter is sub judice


A court is expected on Friday to follow an experts' panel recommendation and order the reopening of a copper smelter closed after 13 people died when police fired on environmental protesters in May, two sources familiar with the matter said. However, the Vedanta Ltd plant in southern India is unlikely to resume production anytime soon because the Tamil Nadu state government will likely appeal to the Supreme Court, the sources said. State authorities permanently shut down the smelter after police fired on protesters calling for the closure of the plant in the town of ...

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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 19:42 IST