Sterlite Industries welcomed the Supreme Court order staying the Madras High Court directive to shut down its copper smelting plant in Tuticorin for violating environmental norms and said action to restart production would be taken after the District Administration and State pollution control board get copies of court orders.

“We are happy the Supreme Court has granted a stay till Oct 18 when the matter will come up for further hearing. Employees, contractors, vendors, suppliers and customers are very happy on the interim stay,” said Kishore Kumar, Chief Executive Officer.

He said procedural action to recommence production would be taken after the District Administration and Tamil Nadu pollution control board get copies of court orders.

Ramesh Nair, Chief Operating Officer said the company wished to thank the public of Tuticorin for supporting them.

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