Vedanta Offer’s Oxygen Supply if Permitted to Operate Tuthicorin Plant
Vedanta Group, in two separate letters, addressed to Union Health Minister, Mr. Harsh Vardhan and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Mr. Edappadi K. Palaniswami, has offered to supply Oxygen from the Sterlite Copper facility in Tuthicorin if it is allowed to reopen in consideration of the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic.
Vedanta has two Oxygen plants within the Sterlite Copper facility with a combined capacity of 1,000 tonnes of Oxygen daily. The company further added that its staff is ready to begin production at these facilities in the shortest possible time and start delivering medical Oxygen.
Sterlite Copper’s Tuthicorin factory was sealed in May 2018 on orders from Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) over allegations of releasing pollutants in its vicinity and in the wake of violent protests.