December 1, 2010 Vedanta Resources plc's subsidiary, Sesa Goa Limited announced that in financial year 2010, the Orissa mine produced 1.9 mt of the total iron ore production of 21.4 mt. The Orissa operation was the highest cost operation, and the mining contract could not be renewed on viable commercial terms. Sesa Goa also announced that its third party mining contract for Thakurani mine in Barbil, Orissa is expiring on 30 November 2010.
August 24, 2010 Vedanta Resources PLC announced that the Ministry of Environment and Forests refused the final approval to the Orissa Mining Corporation proposal for the
bauxite mining at Niyamgiri hills, in the state of Orissa, India.
September 30, 2008 76 pots have been brought in line supported by the first unit of the captive power plant. Additionally, the second unit of the captive power plant has been recently commissioned. Phase I of the aluminium smelter will be progressively commissioned and is expected to achieve its capacity of 250,000 tonnes per annum by end of this fiscal year. In addition, the first stream of the alumina refinery at Lanjigarh is fully operational, using bauxite supplies from both BALCO and third parties. Calcined alumina output at Lanjigarh was 250,000 tonnes in H1 and 114,000 tonnes during Q2 and is sufficient to meet current internal requirements at BALCO and Jharsuguda.