Madras High Court has granted an interim stay on the land allotment for Sterlite expansion project

The Tamil Nadu government had earlier cancelled the allotment of land for the expansion of Sterlite Copper in Thoothukudi district.
Months after the Tamil Nadu government cancelled the land allotment for the expansion of Sterlite Copper in Thoothukudi district, Tamil Nadu, the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court has granted an interim stay on the land allotment. According to a report in the Times of India, Justice V Parthiban said, “It appears that the authorities have passed the orders rather out of haste, disregarding the established legal norms, ostensibly on the basis of public perception.”

According to a report in the Economic Times, the Chairman of the State Industries Promotion Corporation of Tamil Nadu has been asked to give an explanation in the matter by October 25.

Meanwhile, the three-member committee of the National Green Tribunal headed by Justice Tarun Agarwal has been conducting public hearings in Thoothukudi and Chennai.

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