The TNPCB (Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board) recently stated that the Vedanta’s copper sterlite plant cannot be legalized for operating it as resultant in numerous violations as well as scattering an extensive groundwater pollution.
In addition, the Vedanta Resources Ltd. is amongst the prominent varied company for natural resources across the world. It functions on the development and extraction of minerals, oil & gas with approximately 65,000 personnel and contractors in certain areas covering India, Africa, Australia as well as Ireland. Moreover, Vedanta Group presently instigated different Greenfield & Brownfield development projects all over the globe. Their key goal is exploration and production of metals, mining oil & gas as well as producing power.
“This is definitely not an industry that can be allowed to function,” senior counsel CS Vaidya Nathan said a bench of Justice Navin Sinha and Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman, including the number of violations of air and water law increasing serious environmental issues.
Demonstrating the violation of several statutory strategies in the procedures of the copper sterlite plant, he mainly pointed to violations of guidelines by the Vedanta group across the world where these industries existed.
Mr. Vaidyanathan represented the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board, who had formerly ordered the permanent closure of plant set away by the NGT (National Green Tribunal) in December. In a trial of Supreme Court, the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board’s challenges the NGT order.
Accepting the position held by the TNPCB, the Tamil Nadu government secured the judgment of permanent shut down of the Copper Smelting Plant sited in Thoothukudi, Tamilnadu.
“The order of permanently close the copper sterlite plant was flawlessly justified”, Mr Vishwanathan, stated the court.
On the 15th December, 2018 NGT had ordered the TNPCB to provide a different order sanctioning renewal of the agreement for the copper plant in upcoming days.