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Wednesday 30 April, 2008

Vedanta Resources

Completion of Project

Vedanta Resources PLC
30 April 2008

                                                                   30 April 2008

      Hindustan Zinc Successfully Completes 88 kt Debottlenecking Project

Vedanta Resources plc's ('Vedanta') subsidiary, Hindustan Zinc Limited ('HZL')
has announced that it has successfully completed its 88,000 tpa zinc
debottlenecking project at the Chanderiya and Debari smelters two months ahead
of schedule. The total metal production capacity is now 754,000 tpa. HZL has
already enhanced its ore production capacity to 7.1 million tonnes per annum.

The successful completion of the debottlenecking projects, together with HZL's
recently announced brownfield smelter projects, will increase total production
capacities of zinc and lead to 1,065,000 tonnes per annum and make HZL the
world's largest zinc-lead producer by 2010, with fully integrated mining and
captive power generation.

Construction of HZL's 80 MW captive power plant at Zawar is also progressing on
schedule and is expected to be commissioned by mid-2008.

For further information, please contact:

Sumanth Cidambi                  
Associate Director - Investor Relations    Tel: +44 20 7659 4732 / 91 22 6646 1531
Vedanta Resources plc

James Murgatroyd                           
Robin Walker                               
Finsbury                                   Tel: +44 20 7251 3801

About Vedanta

Vedanta is a London listed FTSE 100 diversified metals and mining major. The
group produces aluminium, copper, zinc, lead and iron ore and also commercial
energy. Vedanta has operations in India, Zambia and Australia and a strong
organic growth pipeline of projects. With an empowered talent pool of 30,000
employees globally, Vedanta places strong emphasis on partnering with all its
stakeholders based on the core values of entrepreneurship, excellence, trust,
inclusiveness and growth. For more information visit


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