The state government had challenged in the Supreme Court the NGT's order that allowed Vedanta to enter its administrative unit inside its Sterlite copper plant
The Tamil Nadu government had in May ordered the permanent closure of Vedanta's Sterlite Copper unit in the state after 13 people among protesters, demanding its shutdown on environmental concerns, were killed in police firing.
The Tamil Nadu government this week ordered the state Pollution Control Board to seal and "permanently" close the Vedanta group's copper plant in Tuticorin
Tamil Nadu seeks permanent closure of Vedanta-owned Sterlite copper smelter; 'Govt position is very clear, it doesn't want the plant to run'
The Tamil Nadu government said on Thursday that it was seeking a permanent closure of a big copper smelter run by London-listed Vedanta Resources after 13 people died in protests demanding the closure of the plant on environmental grounds.