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Indian Court Takes Vedanta Closer To Restart Its Copper Smelter

The new ruling from NGT came months after it was closed by Tamil Nadu state government following environmental pollution allegations (Photo: Oliver Bunic/Bloomberg via Getty Images).

By: Radhakrishna N S

In a relief to mining giant Vedanta, India’s environment court on Saturday (15) has set aside Tamil Nadu state government’s order to shut Vedanta’s copper smelter permanently. The new move of the country’s environment court, National Green Tribunal (NGT) takes the firm closer to restart its plant in the Southern Indian coastal town, Thoothukudi. The new ruling from NGT came months after it was closed by Tamil Nadu state government following environmental pollution allegations. The government decided to close the plant permanently after violent protests in May this year which ultimately resulted in police firing on demonstrators killing 13 innocent…

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