Mining in India took a different course with the ministry of environment and forest withdrawing permission to Orissa Mining Corporation (OMC) to extract bauxite ore in Kalahandi and Rayagada districts of Orissa. Vedanta Aluminium will have to continue sourcing raw materials from outside the state to run its plant.
According to the earlier plan, OMC, a government of Orissa undertaking, was to exclusively supply bauxite ore to Vedanta's alumina plant, a subsidiary of London-listed Vedanta Resources. Now with Vedanta's Orissa plant continuing to source raw materials from outside, it will have to shell out an additional Rs 1,200-1,700 per tonne of raw material on account of logistics cost, a senior company official said. As a result of this decision by the ministry of environment and forest, Vedanta Resources stock on the London Stock Exchange tanked nearly 8% in intra-day trade and was trading at £18.83. Read the complete article here>>