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Friday 02 September, 2005

Vedanta Resources

Management Appointment

Vedanta Resources PLC
02 September 2005

2 September 2005

                             Vedanta Resources plc
                             Management Appointment

Vedanta Resources Plc is pleased to announce the appointment of Ajay Paliwal as
Deputy Chief Financial Officer. He will head the London office of Vedanta and
will play a significant role in the company's financial and other corporate

Mr. Paliwal has over 15 years experience in the professional services sector
dealing extensively with metals and mining companies, most recently with Ernst
and Young LLP, London, as Director and Sector Leader, Mining and Metals. Prior
to joining Ernst and Young, he spent 11 years with Pricewaterhouse Coopers
(Coopers & Lybrand) in London.

He is a Chartered Accountant and also a Bachelor in Chemical Engineering from
the University of London.

Anil Agarwal, Chairman, Vedanta Resources Plc said, 'We are pleased to have Ajay
join the management team in this key role. His mining and metals experience,
combined with his strong financial background, will be an asset to our
management team.'

For further information, please contact:

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