Sesa Sterlite: Illegal behaviour in Tamil Nadu

Sterlite Industries has been engaged in illegal behavior, receiving a fine of the equivalent of €14 Million from the Indian Supreme Court related to its copper smelter in Tamil Nadu, for severe environmental pollution. (( Economic Times (2013): http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2013-04-02/news/38218436_1_tuticorin-plant-parameters-and-key-readings-tnpcb-order (accessed 01.10.2014) )) No acknowledgement is given of improved environmental or human rights standards for the newly created company. In August 2014 police forces raided the offices of Sesa Sterlite in Karnataka (South West India) on grounds of suspicion over illegal iron ore exports from mines in Bellary, Karnataka.1


  1.  Times of India (2014):http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/goa/Karnataka-SIT-raids-Sesa-Sterlite-Salgaocar-Mining-in-illegal-ore-exports-cases/articleshow/40138311.cms (accessed 01.10.2014) []

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