NEW DELHI, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2021 FOLLOW US ON TWITTER & FACEBOOK. APP AVAILABLE ON APP STORE & PLAYSTORE WWW.FINANCIALEXPRESS.COM VOL. XLVI NO. 304, 18 PAGES, `6.00 (PATNA `6.00, RAIPUR `7.00) P U B L I S H E D F R O M : A H M E D A B A D , B E N G A L U R U , C H A N D I G A R H , C H E N N A I , H Y D E R A B A D , K O C H I , K O L K ATA , L U C K N O W, M U M B A I , N E W D E L H I , P U N E READ TO LEAD DID YOU KNOW? In 2018, India became a net importer of copper for the ﬁrst time in 20 years. REASON: CLOSURE OF STERLITE COPPER Producer of 40% of India's copper. WHO BENEFITS? PAKISTAN Its copper exports to China grew 5 times substituting India. WHO SUFFERS? PEOPLE OF TAMIL NADU Loss of Rs 1800 crore to state govt, loss of 25,000 jobs. REALITY: NO POLLUTION Emission levels in Thoothukudi have remained same post closure. OUR PLEA: SAVE LIVELIHOODS, SAVE LIVES Thoothukudi Vazhvadhara Padhukappu Iyakkam Thoothukudi Industrial Suppliers Association Thoothukudi Contractors Association New Delhi
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