TN rejects Centre’s ‘unscientific’ report on Sterlite

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Sep 09: The Tamil Nadu Government has rejected Centre’s report on groundwater contamination in Thoothukudi district, where the Sterlite copper smelter plant is located.
Rebuffing the Union Ministry of Water Resources’ groundwater analysis, the Chief Secretary of Tamil Nadu, Girija Vaidyanathan termed the report “vague and unscientific”.
In a letter, addressed to Secretary of Ministry of Water Resources Upendra Prasad Singh, Vaidyanathan said, “The report is motivated and has been prepared only to prejudice the Government of Tamil Nadu and the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) cases in various judicial fora. Such an unscientific report will be likely to aggravate the law and order situation. We reject the report and request you to immediately withdraw the entire report.”
On September 5, the Ministry of Water Resources had directed the Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) to conduct a study on groundwater contamination in Thoothukudi.
Hitting out at the Centre for directing the CGWB to conduct the study without informing the Tamil Nadu government, Vaidyanathan said, “Extremely perturbed that ministry chose to commission a study and obtain a report from Central Ground Water Board(Tuticorin without any intimation to Tamil Nadu government.”
“Circumstances under which ministry has asked CGWB to carry out an assessment of the quality of water when the matter is sub-judice to say the least is lacking in bonafide,” the letter added.
On May 28, the Tamil Nadu government ordered the closure of Sterlite plant following the death of 13 people in police firing during the anti-Sterlite agitations in the district on May 22. The people were protesting against the construction of the Sterlite copper plant, claiming that it was polluting groundwater, and was hazardous for the environment.



  1. Pingback: dragon pharma nolvadex

  2. Pingback: huong dan 188bet

  3. Pingback: pomeranian puppies for sale near me in usa canada uk australia europe cheap

  4. Pingback:

  5. Pingback: Intelligent automation

  6. Pingback: Harold Jahn Prosperity

  7. Pingback: Digital transformation

  8. Pingback: Tow San Antonio

  9. Pingback: business 3d printing

  10. Pingback: Dark0de

  11. Pingback: nova88

  12. Pingback: sbo

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

18 − 10 =

News is information about current events. News is provided through many different media: word of mouth, printing, postal systems, broadcasting, electronic communication, and also on the testimony of observers and witnesses to events. It is also used as a platform to manufacture opinion for the population.

Contact Info

D 601  Riddhi Sidhi CHSL
Unnant Nagar Road 2
Kamaraj Nagar, Goreagaon West
Mumbai 400062 .

Email Id: [email protected]

West Bengal

Eastern Regional Office
Indsamachar Digital Media
Siddha Gibson 1,
Gibson Lane, 1st floor, R. No. 114,
Kolkata – 700069.
West Bengal.

Office Address

251 B-Wing,First Floor,
Orchard Corporate Park, Royal Palms,
Arey Road, Goreagon East,
Mumbai – 400065.

Download Our Mobile App

IndSamachar Android App IndSamachar IOS App
To Top
WhatsApp WhatsApp us