Sterlite urges Madras High Court to provide manpower, electricity


Chennai, June 20: Representatives of the Vedanta Group-owned Sterlite Copper plant on Wednesday moved the Madras High Court, appealing for the provision of the minimum manpower and electricity to maintain the unit. 

In its plea, Sterlite said that they needed a power supply and authorised personnel to rectify the leakage of sulfuric acid in the plant, the process for which had begun on June 18, news agency ANI reported.

Earlier on Monday, Thoothukudi District Collector Sandeep Nanduri had informed the media that all the necessary security protocols were being followed to ensure the safety of locals.

Last month, the people of Thoothukudi staged a protest against Sterlite industries, seeking the closure of Sterlite Copper unit in Tamil Nadu’s Tuticorin on the grounds of pollution.

The protests took a violent turn on May 22 when police opened fire on the protesters, which killed 13 people and left at least 102 injured.


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