BHUBANESWAR: The Orissa Government today sought to allay fears of a flood in the downstream of Mahanadi river system since opening of 33 sluice gates of Hirakud reservoir has led to apprehensions of inundation in coastal parts of the State.

M/s Vedanta Aluminium Limited (VAL) a part of the US$ 6 billion Vedanta Resources Plc, a London listed 100 FTSE company. VAL has set up an Alumina Refinery of 1 MMTPA capacity at Lanjigarh, Dist. Kalahandi, Orissa and is proposing for its expansion to 6 MMTPA Alumina production capacity.