New Delhi, July 30 -- The Supreme Court will next week hear the petition by Vedanta, seeking to operate the oxygen plant at Tuticorin beyond 31 the July deadline.

Advocate Harish Salve, appearing for Vedanta, said that the court had allowed the oxygen plant to run from 27 April till 31 July in view of the oxygen crisis during the second wave of Covid-19.

"We would like to continue operating the plant," he said, adding that an application has been filed for it.

Representing the Tamil Nadu government, senior advocate Kapil Sibal said that the state opposes the petition because it now has enough supply of life-saving gas.

He told the bench that he does not have the application filed by Vedanta in the matter.

A bench of Justices DY Chand...