The company has received a consent of TNPCB to operate the plants at higher capacity and with this the utilization of the plants is being restored to the earlier levels.
This copper smelter, belonging to Sterlite Industries, is India's largest and is crucial to the company's operations and to copper-dependent industries, as it produces close to 30,000 tonnes of copper a month. So when it was shutdown for nearly 3 months following anti-pollution protests, the hit was palpable.
Sterlite will resume operations at Tuticorin operations which was shut since March this year on environment-related issues.
The Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) on Tuesday pleaded before National Green Tribunal not to hear an appeal of Vedanta Group firm, Sterlite Industries Limited, against its order directing closure of the company's copper smelting plant in Tuticorin district of Tamil Nadu.
Sterlite Industries (India) said on Monday a copper smelter run by the company in Tamil Nadu has been closed after a preliminary inspection by state pollution regulator.
The pollution control boards of the Centre and Tamil Nadu today submitted to the Supreme Court a joint investigation report on the emission control and effluent treatment measures undertaken by Sterlite Industries Ltd's copper plant at Tuticorin.
Orchid Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals today said its Chennai-based manufacturing facility has been issued a closure notice by the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB).
Orchid Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Alathur plant got closure notice from Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB), reports CNBC-TV18. It touched an intraday high of Rs 251.40 and an intraday low of Rs 235.10. At 11:58 hrs the share was quoting at Rs 236.10, down Rs 12.45, or 5.01%.
Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board has said Sterlite Industries has met the necessary requirements at its Tuticorin copper smelter, a court document seen by Reuters on Monday showed.