Anil Agarwal’s Vedanta Aluminium is in the process of raising Rs 16000 crore (160 billion rupees, just over £2.2 billion) for its aluminium project in Orissa, sources with direct knowledge said. Another source said the Orissa government has assured Vedanta of a bauxite mine in the state by April. Vedanta Aluminium has tied up funds for alumina refinery at Lanjigarh in Kalahandi district and aluminium smelter complex at Burkhamunda near Jharsuguda.