Vedanta Limited, a subsidiary of Vedanta Resources Ltd, will invest Rs47bn ($637mn) to set up a zinc-lead-silver smelter complex in Gujarat’s Songadh, according to media reports.

 

The company has finalized a 415-acre plot of land in Gujarat’s Tapi district and is easily accessible and close to Surat and well-connected to industrial hubs like Ahmedabad and Mumbai.

 

The announcement was first made during a webinar on Gujarat Industrial Policy 2020 in August by the Gujarat State Government.

 

The company’s founder and chairman Anil Agarwal is likely to visit Gujarat to sign a formal MoU with the Gujarat State Government for the same.

 

The smelter project will be the company’s first major investment in Gujarat.

 

($1= Rs73.7641)

 

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