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Friday 01 December, 2006

Vedanta Resources

Commissioning of Smelter

Vedanta Resources PLC
01 December 2006

                                                                 1 December 2006

                             Vedanta Resources plc
    Announces Full Commissioning of Korba Aluminium Smelter and Increase of
                Tuticorin Copper Smelter Capacity to 400,000 tpa

Vedanta Resources plc announces that full commissioning of its new 245,000 tpa
aluminium smelter consisting of 288 pots has been completed successfully. The
performance of all pots has been improving steadily and full capacity of 245,000
tpa is expected to be reached by the end of this financial year.

Furthermore, the de-bottlenecking of the Tuticorin copper smelter to expand its
capacity to 400,000 tpa, is now complete and smelter is now fully operational.
This increase in capacity by 100,000 tpa has been achieved ahead of schedule.

For further information, please contact:

Sumanth Cidambi                  
Associate Director - Investor Relations    Tel: +44 20 7659 4732 / +91 22 5646 1531
Vedanta Resources plc

James Murgatroyd                           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, Australia and Armenia. The major metals produced are aluminium,
copper, zinc, lead and gold. For further information, please visit

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described herein, in any jurisdiction, including the United States, in which
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a registration statement in the United States under the Securities Act of 1933,
as amended, in connection with the offer and sale of securities described
herein. Any public offering of the securities referred to herein to be made in
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Sterlite and its management, as well as financial statements.

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that are, to different degrees, uncertain. For us, uncertainties arise from the
behaviour of financial and metals markets including the London Metal Exchange,
fluctuations in interest and or exchange rates and metal prices; from future
integration of acquired businesses; and from numerous other matters of national,
regional and global scale, including those of a political, economic, business,
competitive or regulatory nature. These uncertainties may cause our actual
future results to be materially different that those expressed in our
forward-looking statements. We do not undertake to update our forward-looking

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