Timeline of Truth

Sterlite Copper – A Timeline of Truth

Timeline explaining the chronology of events on the expansion activities, public protest and the closure of plant.

14.11.2016

TNPCB issued Consent to Establish (CTE) valid till 31.03.2023 for expansion project & project activities commencement since Dec’17

05.02.2018

A group of villagers from Kumareddiyarpuram village (carrying misinformation), raised protests

24.03.2018

Protest gathered momentum due to myths floated in social media (around 15000 protestors assembled)

09.04.2018

CTO was rejected by the TNPCB citing few observations (owing to public unrest / anxiety) & asking to seek remedy through Appellate

14.04.2018

Appeal was filed in Appellate Authority against TNPCB’s refusal of renewal of Consent to Operate

21.05.2018

District Collector imposed ban for any protest near Collector office & Sterlite under section 144

22.05.2018

Anti-Sterlite protesters violated 144 zone, entered into collector office campus & colony, burnt vehicles/attacked police. 13 people lost lives on open fire

23.05.2018

High Court of Madras-Madurai bench passed interim order to stop expansion activities

25.05.2018

TNPCB issued direction under Water Act for closure and disconnection of power supply to existing plant

26.05.2018

Letter submitted to Chairman, TNPCB to review the closure order

28.05.2018

TN Government issued GO for permanent closure of existing plant under article 48 A of Constitution and sealed the plant

02.06.2018

Letter submitted to Chief Secretary, Govt. of TN for granting permission for minimal power and access to Emergency Systems

06.06.2018

Hearing at Appellate Authority – Appellate Authority adjourned the matter to 10.07.2018 for hearing

19.06.2018

Writ Petition filed at Madras HC Madurai Bench seeking Power & Water Supply and manpower access for running Emergency Support Systems