Expansion of Sterlite Copper’s Tuticorin smelter suspended; awaits decision in Sep

The planned expansion of Sterlite Copper’s Tuticorin smelter has been called to a halt by the Indian court after a series of local protests, Sterlite’s parent company said on Wednesday May 23.

An application for renewal of an environmental license for the smelter plant 2, a replica proposed to be built next to the current smelter, shall be decided by the authority on or before September 23 this year, the High Court said.

“In the interim, the High Court has ordered the Company Tuticorin to...


Julian Luk

May 23, 2018

11:59 GMT