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Monday 18 April, 2005

Vedanta Resources

Konkola Copper Mines

Vedanta Resources PLC
18 April 2005

                              Vedanta Resources plc

                              Konkola Copper Mines

Vedanta Resources, the London listed metals and mining company, notes that the
President of the Republic of Zambia this weekend discussed the considerable
potential growth of the Konkola Copper Mines in a public speech.

The speech mentioned the possibility of increasing capacity at the Nkana smelter
and the future development of Konkola underground mine.

Vedanta sees considerable potential to improve the existing operations at
Konkola and develop these assets. Plans are underway to expand the smelting
capacity at Nkana and engineering studies are taking place at Konkola
underground mine.

For further information, please contact:

John Smelt, Head of Investor Relations             Tel: +44 20 7499 5900
Vedanta Resources plc                              +44 787 964 2675

James Murgatroyd                                   Tel: +44 20 7251 3801
Faeth Birch

Notes to Editors:

Vedanta is a London listed diversified metals and mining group.  Our principal
operations are located throughout India, with further operations in Zambia and
Australia.  The major metals produced are aluminium, copper, zinc and lead.

Vedanta, through a wholly owned subsidiary, acquired a 51% stake in Konkola
Copper Mines in November 2004.

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