For Tamil Nadu, the closure comes at a time when manufacturing investments are sliding. Actual fresh investments in the state fell three-fold to 1,574 crore in 2017 from 4,793 crore in 2016.
"During the protests a rally was spearheaded by DMK MLA Geetha Jeevan. It was them who instigated the violence,"
Violence on May 22 against the Sterlite plant led to the death of 12 people and the next day another youth succumbed to injuries sustained in police firing.
The Commission has recorded evidences of the circumstances around Jayalalithaa medical treatment and political developments from several witnesses since it's setting up in September last year.
On April 9, pollution board rejected the co's application to renew a Consent To Operate licence on the basis of 5 deficiencies in managing and monitoring pollution.
Sources with the TN Pollution Control Board said the order was mailed to the firm on Wednesday after it took cognizance of the plant's activities on May 18 and May 19.
The district administration and police officers conceded that they were “amazed” and “put on the back foot” by the fiery spirit and the count of the protesters.
The police opened fire again on Wednesday to control unruly crowds demanding closure of the Vedanta unit, resulting in the death of a 22-year-old man and injury of other
At least 30 people were injured, Tuticorin district collector N Venkatesh told ET on the phone on Tuesday, adding that the death toll may rise because two people were in critical condition.
According to sources present at the protest, several thousands had gathered in a show of solidarity against the plant, which had been fined Rs 100 crore for environmental rehabilitation by the Supreme Court in April 2013.
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