Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding closure of Sterlite Copper Plant in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, 28/11/2018

  • 28/11/2018

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vedanta Limited Vs State of Tamil Nadu & Others dated 28/11/2018 regarding closure of Sterlite Copper Plant in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu.

Report of the Committee consisting of representatives of CPCB and the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF & CC) has been put before the National Green Tribunal. The report states that "the impugned orders cannot be sustained as it is against the principles of natural justice. No notice or opportunity of hearing was given to the appellant. The grounds mentioned in the impugned orders are not that grievous to justify permanent closure of the factory." National Green Tribunal directs that the report of the Committee be furnished to Vedanta Limited, the State of Tamil Nadu, TNPCB and CPCB and to file any submissions with respect to the report or otherwise, within one week.

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