You are here: Home » Companies » News
Business Standard

SC refuses reopening of Sterlite plant in Tuticorin; sets aside NGT order

The court was hearing a plea by Vedanta group seeking a direction to Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board to implement the NGT order which had set aside the government's decision to close the plant

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

sterlite protest
Photo: Reuters

The Monday refused to allow reopening of Vedanta's in Tuticorin in but granted it liberty to approach the high court.

A bench headed by Justice R F Nariman said it is allowing Tamil Nadu's appeal against the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order only on grounds of maintainability.

It said has no jurisdiction to order reopening of the plant.

The court was hearing a plea by group seeking a direction to Pollution Control Board to implement the order which had set aside the government's decision to close the plant.

At least 13 people were killed and several injured on May 22 last year when police opened fire on people protesting against the environment pollution being caused by the unit.

Six days later, the government had ordered the state pollution control board to seal and "permanently" close the plant.

First Published: Mon, February 18 2019. 11:20 IST
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU