Anti-Sterlite struggle

Saga of a struggle

Print edition : April 27, 2018

At a public meeting against Sterlite in Thoothukudi on March 24. Photo: N. Rajesh

At Kumareddiapuram village where residents have been on a sit-in strike for more than two months. Photo: N. Rajesh

A view of the Sterlite Copper plant with its waste dumping site near by. Photo: N. Rajesh

In Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi district, protests against Sterlite’s copper smelter plant get a second wind as local residents’ health and environmental concerns over the company’s expansion plan lead to the revival of a long-forgotten people’s movement.

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