Vedanta gives up on its Tuticorin copper plant; plans new Rs 10,000-crore copper unit

With its 400,000-tonnes per annum copper smelter plant in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, closed since May 2018 over pollution concerns and the Supreme Court dismissing its plea to reopen it, Vedanta is now planning to set up a new 500,000 tonnes a year plant. The company has invited expressions of interest from coastal states wishing to partner it […]

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71 anti-Vedanta protesters charged for 2018 Sterlite Copper violence in Tamil Nadu

The police have charged 71 people for rioting and arson during the deadly protests over environmental concerns at Vedanta Ltd’s copper smelter in Tamil Nadu three years ago.   Police had opened fire to beat back the protesters in the southern seaside town of Thoothukudi where 13 people were killed, causing national outrage and the subsequent […]

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India’s copper exports plunge 69% in FY19 on Sterlite unit closure: EEPC


Cumulatively for FY19, the export of the metal and its products dropped by whopping 69.4% to $1.065 billion, against the previous fiscal due to the shutdown of Sterlite Copper smelter plant at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu, said Engineering Export Promotion Council (EEPC). The export of copper and copper products in March 2019 declined sharply by […]

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