Vedanta Limited: 10 Year Extension for Cairn, Oil & Gas Operated Rajasthan Block

Vedanta Limited: 10 Year Extension for Cairn, Oil & Gas Operated Rajasthan Block

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MUMBAI, India, Oct. 29, 2018

Government of India extends the tenure of the Production Sharing Contract (PSC) for Rajasthan Block (RJ-ON-90/1)

MUMBAI, India, Oct. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Government of India, acting through the Directorate General of Hydrocarbons, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (the "GoI") has granted its approval for a ten-year extension of the PSC for the Rajasthan Block, RJ-ON-90/1 (the "RJ Block").

Vedanta Limited

The tenure of the RJ Block PSC is due to expire on 14th May, 2020. The tenure of the RJ Block PSC has been extended for an additional period of 10 years with effect from 15th May, 2020. Such extension has been granted by the GoI, pursuant to its policy dated 7th April, 2017 for extension of Pre-New Exploration Licensing Policy ("Pre-NELP") Exploration Blocks PSCs signed by the GoI (the "Pre-NELP Extension Policy"), subject to certain conditions. The applicability of the Pre-NELP Extension Policy to the RJ Block PSC is currently sub judice.

About Vedanta Limited

Vedanta Limited is a diversified natural resources company, whose business primarily involves producing oil & gas, zinc - lead - silver, copper, iron ore, steel, aluminium and commercial power. The company has a presence across India, South Africa, Namibia, Australia and Ireland.

Vedanta Limited is the Indian subsidiary of Vedanta Resources Plc. 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 2018, please visit

Vedanta Limited is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange in India and has ADRs listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

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Vedanta Limited
Vedanta, 75, Nehru Road,
Vile Parle (East), Mumbai - 400 099

Registered Office:
Regd. Office: 1st Floor, 'C' wing, Unit 103,
Corporate Avenue, Atul Projects,
Chakala, Andheri (East),
Mumbai – 400 093

CIN: L13209MH1965PLC291394


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