JUDICIAL COMMITTEE TO DECIDE FATE OF VEDANTA COPPER SMELTER IN INDIA Judicial Committee to Decide Fate of Vedanta Copper Smelter in India Within Six Weeks.
Radhakrishna N S
National Green Tribunal (NGT), India’s environment court on Monday (20) said that an independent committee will decide in about six weeks whether to permit Vedanta Ltd to reopen its copper smelter, Sterlite Copper in Tamil Nadu, the Southern state of India. The copper smelter with an annual production capacity of more than 400,000 tons closed this year on environmental grounds. NGT Chairman Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said, the committee which consists of representatives from Vedanta, Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board and the Union Environment Ministry, will look into the case afresh and will hold a detailed review on the issue.…
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