India turns net copper importer for first time in 18 yrs
The closure of Vedanta’s copper smelter in Tuticorin wiped out more than 46% of the country’s production of the base metal. As a result, imports of refined copper shot up to touch Rs 14,000 crore last year.
Vednata's plant closure contributed to 66% of global copper deficit
The unit, which has remained shut since May 2018, has a capacity of 0.4 million tonne (mt) per year.
Government mulls tapping wind power at low cost: Gadkari
Appealing to the new graduands to develop entrepreneurship skills, the Minister said they should not thinking of taking up new jobs but create new opportunities.
Vedanta moves Supreme Court for access to Tuticorin unit
Vedanta claimed it had informed the high court about the lack of maintenance at the facility, which posed major environmental hazards.
Ex-Maldives VP Adheeb Ghafoor arrives India via sea, quizzed by Central agencies
Former Maldives Vice President Ahmed Adheeb reaches India via sea route, being questioned by Central agencies off Tuticorin coast.Ex-Maldive...
Sterlite expects to reopen Tuticorin plant in next few months
On May 22, 2018, anti-Sterlite protests turned violent with the agitators fighting pitched battles with the police and 13 people were killed in police firing.
Vedanta lost USD 200 million in profits in one year of Tuticorin plant shutdown: Agarwal
Agarwal added that the stoppage of production at the Tuticorin plant of the firm's unit Sterlite led to the country having to import copper, spending precious foreign exchange.
Sterlite's Tuticorin plant closure spiked sulphuric acid prices 4-fold in 6 mths: CEO
The copper smelter was producing 1.2 million tonne (MT) of sulphuric acid per annum, half of this was sold on a commercial basis; and 2,30,000 tonne of phosphoric acid every year.
Supreme Court rejects Vedanta's early hearing plea in Tuticorin case
In Feb this year, the Supreme Court had refused to allow Vedanta to restart the controversial plant, which was at the centre of protests over pollution worries.
Vedanta drops 3% as firm loses $200 million in profits in a year
India faced a crunch in the availability of refined copper due to Vedanta's Tuticorin smelter closure.
Sterlite moves SC for access to closed copper plant in Tuticorin
The firm has said that its "intention was solely to preserve its assets" and for such purpose alone, commence repair and maintenance activities.
Thoothukudi returns to near normalcy: District Collector
The police have deployed drones in select locations to monitor the situation and maintain law and order in the district where 13 people were killed in police firing.
Madras HC transfers probe into Tuticorin police firing to CBI
A division bench of Justices CT Selvam and Basheer Ahmed passed the orders on a batch of petitions related to the Tuticorin police firing.
Tuticorin plant row: NGT declines interim relief to Vedanta
The tribunal adjourned the matter after the counsel, appearing for the state, sought time, saying "there are certain developments that needs to be brought before the court".
NGT orders reopening of Vedanta copper plant in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi
The NGT order is the culmination of a legal battle for over 6 months.
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