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Mining a must to pare imports, eradicate poverty: Vedanta's Anil Agrawal

Says country had been importing entire stock of gold and creating jobs in other abroad

Anil Agarwal

Anil Agarwal, Chairman, Vedanta Resources

R Krishna Das Raipur
Vedanta Resources Chairman Anil Agrawal exhorted that mining of rich mineral resources was inevitable in order to eradicate poverty in the country, adding that most other nations had even begun to work on this theory.

“If you want to reduce poverty in the country, you have to go inside the motherland,” he said, adding that the Union Government has been taking positive steps in this direction.

By pulling out the rich mineral resources the country had been endowed with, India could overcome with the issue of importing raw materials, Agrawal said. “How long we will continue with importing,” he asked,

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First Published: Feb 26 2018 | 1:13 AM IST

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