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India’s Environment Court Adjourns Hearing On Vedanta Copper Smelter Case

In an argument before NGT, the advocate representing Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board on Friday questioned the authority of the expert team to decide on whether the ban on smelter in Tamil Nadu be canceled (Photo: INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images).

By: Radhakrishna N S

India’s environment court, National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday (7) has adjourned its hearing on Vedanta Ltd’s case to Monday (10) to rule whether to allow the firm to restart its copper smelter in Thoothukudi which was closed earlier this year following violent protests causing to the death of 13 people. Earlier, a team of experts formed by India’s environment court said that the Tamil Nadu state government authorities hadn’t complied with the rules, regulations, and procedures before forcefully closing the smelter. The closed copper smelter is located at coastal town, Thoothukudi in India’s southern state, Tamil Nadu. In an…

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