DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA JOURNALISM OF COURAGE THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2021, NEW DELHI, LATECITY, 16 PAGES `6.00 (`8 BIHAR & RAIPUR, `12 SRINAGAR) WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM SINCE 1932 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
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