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Vedanta Resources (VED)

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Wednesday 20 April, 2005

Vedanta Resources

Tuticorin Permission Obtained

Vedanta Resources PLC
20 April 2005

                              Vedanta Resources plc

                            Tuticorin Copper Smelter

Vedanta Resources, the London listed metals and mining company, announces that
the expanded copper smelter at Tuticorin, in the state of Tamil Nadu, has
received permission to operate.

The facility will take production from 180,000 tpa to 300,000 tpa of copper
cathode. The new smelter will commence operation shortly.

For further information, please contact:
John Smelt, Head of Investor Relations
Vedanta Resources plc                              Tel: +44 20 7659 4734                            
                                                        +44 787 964 2675

James Murgatroyd                                   
Faeth Birch
Finsbury                                           Tel: +44 20 7251 3801

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.

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