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Vedanta to move Supreme Court against Madras HC order on Sterlite copper plant

The Vedanta Group company Sterlite has said it would move the Supreme Court to implement the NGT order to reopen its copper plant in Tuticorin.

“The honourable Madras High Court, Madurai Bench, Friday issued notices on the matter and has listed the same for hearing on maintainability on January 21, 2019.

“The honourable Madras High Court, Madurai Bench, Friday issued notices on the matter and has listed the same for hearing on maintainability on January 21, 2019.

“The honourable court has also directed the Tamil Nadu state government to make its position clear by January 21, 2019 on whether it proposes to file an appeal against NGT order of December 15, 2018,” CEO of Sterlite Copper P Ramnath said.

“Sterlite Copper will move the Supreme Court to help implement the NGT order in early January,” he said in a statement.

The Madras High Court had Friday ordered status quo as existed before the National Green Tribunal set aside a Tamil Nadu government order for closure of Sterlite’s copper unit in Tuticorin.

The Madurai Bench had also restrained the Vedanta Group company from taking any steps to reopen the unit.

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