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Sensex up by 143.01 pts@ 20302.13 & Nifty close up by 46 pts @ 6077.80. The BSE
Sensex rose nearly 1 percent on Tuesday to mark its highest close in 2-1/2 years as
consumer goods shares rallied to record highs with investors shifting to defensive stocks
in an uncertain economic environment. Jindal Steel and Power Ltd will consume 25-30
million tonnes of iron ore a year by 2015, three times current volumes, and source most
of the raw material from abroad.