Saturday, 26 November, 2022

Topic: Thoothukudi

Shut since 2018 violence, TN Sterlite plant’s closure cost economy Rs 14,749 cr, says study

Copper plant in Thoothukudi was closed after protests turned violent & police firing left 13 people dead. Job losses one of major impacts, says study by NGO CUTS International.

Vedanta’s Sterlite Copper oxygen plant halts production after developing ‘technical snag’

The company said it anticipated a 'minor technical fluctuation' since the plant remained unattended for three years. A technical expert group has been onsite to monitor the situation.

How India turned copper importer from exporter in 3 yrs & Pakistan stepped in to fill the gap

India was a major copper exporter but with the shutting down of Sterlite plant, it has now turned into a net importer. This has been advantageous to Pakistan, say exporters.

‘In economy vs environment, latter reigns supreme’ — why HC upheld Vedanta plant closure

Madras HC dismisses Vedanta’s claims of being ‘victimised’ with the closure of its Sterlite Copper plant in Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi.

Tamil Nadu activists to appeal in Supreme Court against Sterlite order

NGT set aside Tamil Nadu govt order closing down the copper factory, which was at the centre of a violent protest over alleged pollution earlier this year.

NGT asks Tamil Nadu to allow reopening of controversial Sterlite Copper facility

Sterlite Copper smelter in Tuticorin was shut in May after violent protests that ended in killing of 13 people in police firing.

How a small protest in Thoothukudi turned into an explosive cocktail

From a local fishermen’s issue in the mid-1990s, the anti-Sterlite movement grew to include locals, activists from across TN, and Leftist bodies.

Vedanta says it has permission to expand in Thoothukudi, activists say no

The latest controversy centres on whether the Sterlite plant is located within an industrial area which already had environmental clearance, or not.

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A general view of the opening ceremony of the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, February 17, 2022. Mast Irham/Pool via REUTERS

G20 presidency is India’s chance to fix power imbalances in artificial intelligence adoption

Without considering AI challenges across the world, equitably reaping its benefits will remain inadequate, leading to a more unequal and divisive future.
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How India-Australia FTA is set to boost trade that’s already at a record high

While the bulk of the trade between India and Australia is so far in the energy sector, the FTA is expected to broaden this to include other goods and services.


Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.