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Sterlite protests: Tuticorin Collector warns of action against

Press Trust of India  |  Tuticorin(TN) 

district N Venkatesh today warned of severe action against those trying to disturb peace in the name of protests against the Sterlite unit here.

"Untoward incidents have occurred due to anti socials who are trying to instill fear among the people," he said and warned of severe action against such elements.

The government was taking steps to meet the demands of the people over the issue.

People should find a peaceful solution, he said.

The district has been witnessing several protests by locals and others against the Sterlite plant here and its proposed expansion.

Protesters have alleged that the plant was polluting ground water in their area.

Sterlite represents the copper unit of Vedanta Limited which operates a 400,000 tonnes per annum-plant in

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First Published: Sat, April 14 2018. 21:40 IST