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Monday 13 February, 2006

Vedanta Resources

Completion of Expansion

Vedanta Resources PLC
13 February 2006

                                                                13 February 2006

                             Vedanta Resources plc
                Completion of Integrated Lead Expansion Project

Vedanta Resources plc ('Vedanta') is pleased to announce the commissioning of
its 50,000 tpa lead expansion project at its facilities in Chanderiya, India.
Ramp up to full capacity is expected to be achieved by mid 2006. Lead
concentrates required for the expanded smelter will continue to be sourced from
Hindustan Zinc Limited's captive mines.

With this expansion, lead capacity increases from 35,000 to 85,000 tpa. Vedanta
is currently India's sole primary producer of lead. The increased capacity will
cater to the increasing domestic demand in India by substituting lead imports.

For further information, please contact:

Sumanth Cidambi                     
Associate Director - Investor Relations       Tel: +91 22 5646 1531
Vedanta Resources plc

Faeth Birch                                   Tel: +44 20 7251 3801
Robin Walker

About Vedanta Resources plc
Vedanta Resources plc is a London listed diversified metals and mining group.

Its principal operations are located throughout India, with further operations
in Zambia and Australia. The major metals produced are aluminium, copper, zinc
and lead. For further information, please visit


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