MUMBAI, India, Feb. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --Hon'ble Supreme Court of India vide judgement dated February 07, 2018 have directed to stop all mining operations in the state of Goa with effect from March 16, 2018.
Hon'ble Supreme Court has directed that the mining lease holders who have been granted the second renewal are given time to manage their affairs and may continue their mining operations till March 15, 2018. However, they are directed to stop all mining operations with effect from March 16, 2018 until fresh mining leases and fresh environmental clearances are granted.
The Company's mines in the state of Goa will be impacted consequent to the judgement of Hon'ble Supreme Court. The Company is assessing the financial and operational impact of the said judgement.
About Vedanta Limited
Vedanta Limited is a diversified natural resources company, whose business primarily involves producing oil & gas, zinc - lead - silver, aluminium, copper, iron ore and commercial power. The company has a presence across India, South Africa and Namibia. Vedanta Ltd has a portfolio of world-class, low-cost, scalable assets that consistently generate strong profitability and have robust cash flows. The company holds industry-leading market shares across its core divisions.
Vedanta Limited is the Indian subsidiary of Vedanta Resources Plc, a London-listed company. Governance and Sustainable Development are at the core of Vedanta's strategy, with a strong focus on health, safety and environment and on enhancing the lives of local communities. The company is conferred with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) 'Sustainable Plus Platinum label', ranking among the top 10 most sustainable companies in India. To access the Vedanta Sustainable Development Report 2017, please visit http://sd.vedantaresources.com/SustainableDevelopment2016-17/
Vedanta Limited is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange in India. The company is in the Nifty 50 Index and has ADRs listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
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