Bauxite Mining Project at Lanjigarh Receives Supreme Court

MUMBAI, India--(BUSINESS WIRE)--August 08, 2008
Sterlite Industries (India) Limited ("Sterlite" or the "Company")
announces that the Honourable Supreme Court of India today approved
the bauxite mining project at Lanjigarh in the Kalahandi District of
The Company is delighted that the project has been given the
go-ahead and is committed to its implementation in accordance with the
guidelines and safeguards laid down. 
The bauxite mining project along with the Lanjigarh alumina
refinery will bring significant employment and economic livelihood for
the local people and contribute to the overall development of the
About Sterlite Industries 
Sterlite Industries is India's largest non-ferrous metals and
mining company with interests and operations in aluminum, copper and
zinc and lead. It is a subsidiary of Vedanta Resources plc, a
London-based diversified FTSE 100 metals and mining group. Sterlite
Industries' main operating subsidiaries are Hindustan Zinc Limited for
its zinc and lead operations; Copper Mines of Tasmania Pty Limited for
its copper operations in Australia; and Bharat Aluminum Company
Limited for its aluminum operations. The company operates its own
copper operations in India. The company has entered the commercial
energy generation business and is in the process of setting up a
2,400MW independent power plant through its wholly owned subsidiary,
Sterlite Energy Limited. Sterlite Industries is listed on the Bombay
Stock Exchange and National Stock Exchange in India and the New York
Stock Exchange in the United States. For more information, please
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Sterlite Industries (India) Limited
Sumanth Cidambi, +91 22 6646 1531
Director - Investor Relations
Sheetal Khanduja, +91 22 6646 1427
Manager - Investor Relations
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