TN govt allows Sterlite plant to operate for 4 months to produce Oxygen

The Tamil Nadu government on Monday allowed Vedanta's sealed Sterlite Copper plant in Thoothukudi to produce medical oxygen on Monday, citing the depletion of oxygen supplies as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak.

An all-party meeting in Chennai on Monday decided to allow the Sterlite Copper plant to operate for the production of medical oxygen. Officials said that a government-appointed council would oversee the plant's operation, and that copper production would be prohibited.