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SC refuses to stay NGT order to reopen Sterlite plant

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The on Tuesday refused to stay the green tribunal's order of setting aside the government's decision to close Vedanta's plant at Tuticorin.

A bench, headed by Justice R F Nariman, sought response from Vedanta on the state government's appeal against the National Green Tribunal's (NGT's) order to reopen the plant.

The state had moved the top court, saying that the NGT had "erroneously" set aside various orders passed by the Board (TNPCB) last year with regard to the

It had said the tribunal had consequentially directed the TNPCB to pass fresh orders of renewal of consent and issue authorisation to handle hazardous to the

On December 15, the NGT had set aside the state government's order for closure of the plant, saying it was "non sustainable" and "unjustified".

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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 12:15 IST