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No power supply to Sterlite plant in Tuticorin

By Chennabasaveshwar

Power supply to Sterlite plant in Tamil Nadu'sTuticorin has been stopped on Thursday after Madras High Court order. At least 11 people were killed in the police firing during Anti-Sterlite Protests on May 22.

Earlier, internet services have been temporarily suspended in Tuticorin from 9 pm on Wednesday (May 23) till further instruction by the administration.

No power supply to Sterlite plant in Tuticorin

Also, the Madras High Court stayed the construction of Vedanta Ltd's Copper Smelter Plant 2 at Tuticorin, 650 km from Chennai. The Madurai bench of the High Court gave this direction on a PIL against the expansion of the company's plant.

Sterlite Copper stated its factory in Tuticorin district is currently non-functional and the company was awaiting approval from the authorities to resume operations at the site. Sterlite said the facility has been shut since March 27 when the company took up annual scheduled maintenance.

However, the firm's application to renew its license to operate the copper smelter facility was rejected by the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board.

(With PTI inputs )

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