The operations were previously suspended due to the mining ban in the Indian states of Karnataka and Goa, resulting into a 81% drop in iron ore sales of the company. It reported sales of 3 million tons in the fiscal year ending 31March 2013.

However, earlier this year in April, the government overturned the prohibition, although the ban on iron ore export still remains.

Commenting on the developments, Vedanta Resources chief executive M.S. Mehta stated that the ban on iron ore export would not effect its operations citing the growing demand for the metal within the state.

Meanwhile, Vedanta is currently working to override the mining ban in Goa that has been in place since September 2012.