The controversial Sterlite copper smelting plant in Tamil Nadu, closed after protests in 2018 over alleged pollution, has been allowed by the Supreme Court to run an oxygen plant to help the country tackle its deepening coronavirus crisis.
“There is a national crisis. People are dying…. We have to get the local community on our side,” said Justice DY Chandrachud.
“No political bickering. We are in the time of a national crisis. We are here to protect lives of citizens.We have to support nation as a court. It is a national calamity,” the court said.