Vedanta in West Bengal

Vedanta is planning a 600,500 tonne aluminium smelter and a 1,200-1,300 megawatt power plant in West Bengal's Burdwan district. The company is likely to sign an agreement with the state government soon. State commerce and industries secretary Sabyasachi Sen told Down to Earth the proposed project was "still in the talks phase' and that the company was "looking into the corporate social responsibility aspect' of the project. He didn't clarify how much land would be required for the project, but said the company's subsidiary, Balco, has over 80 ha of unused land in the district.

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