Thursday, 31 December 2015

All Allegations Against VV Minerals Found To Be Baseless And Vindictive


VV Minerals has been in the limelight for all the wrong reasons. The beach mining company was founded by Vaikundarajan in late 1980s and has won several national awards for its contribution to the export business. However, following several allegations of illegal beach mining, a ban was imposed and a committee was set up for investigation.

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Complaints Against VV Minerals A Publicity Stunt

The state government suspended all mining activities in the south when illegal sand mining allegations surfaced against VV Minerals India. Following this, a special investigation team was set up to probe into the matter.

VV Minerals India is a leading beach sand mining company established by Vaikundarajan in late 1980s. The company has won several national awards for its contribution to the export business. The founder was undeterred by these allegations and said, ““It is a ploy by business rivals to defame the company.”

A former IAS Officer, V Sundaram wrote a letter claiming that due to the sand mafia, the government had lost nearly 90000 crores to illegal mining. He further alleged to have received threatening phone calls for his comments in the media.

In his letter to the state’s chief secretary, Niranjan Mardi, Sundaram stated, “I derive my constitutional right to serve as a fearless whistleblower under article 51A of the Indian Constitution.” He further assured to continue fighting public corruptions and demanded immediate police protection from the government.

While there is no evidence to prove any illegal activity on the part of VV Mineral India, S Ravindran Duraisamy released a statement, “Mr Sundaram's complaint against us is a publicity stunt. He has joined hands with our business rival Mr Daya Devadosan.  We came out clean earlier after an inspection in May and this time too we will come out clean.”

Thursday, 10 December 2015

No Involvement In Illegal Sand Mining, Says VV Mineral Mining
VV Minerals was founded by S Vaikundarajan in late 1980s. Under his tutelage, the company has grown into one of the leading mining companies in India. The company has won several national awards for its contribution to the industry.

However, VV Minerals has lately been in the spotlight for carrying illegal sand mining activities. Ashish Kumar, an IAS Officer who was a part of investigation faced transfer orders during his investigation stint. These transfers are often rumored to have been a forced move by VV Mineral Vaikundarajan. There is, however, no evidence to suggest that the sand mining baron has anything to do with it.

An investigation team was set up by the then Chief Minister Jayalalithaa to probe the accusations of illegal sand mining in five districts of the state. A special team headed by senior IAS officer Gagandeep Singh Bedi was set up to investigate the matter.

Geologist Victor Rajamanickam argues that beach sand minerals worth Rs. 1 lakh crore have been illegally exported out of the country. Such allegations against a company that has won national awards for its contribution to export business are truly surprising. Moreover, these allegations are not supported by evidence or have been affirmed by the investigating committee. 

VV Minerals holds legal documents authorizing the company to mine and export monazite. These documents were issues by the Tamil Nadu Geology and Mining Department. How is it then that the sand mining operations of VV Minerals are deemed illegal? Asks Vaikundarajan.

With the ongoing investigation, VV Mineral Mining puts his faith in the judiciary and believes that his company will come clean. He has openly offered complete support to the investigation committee.

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

VV Mineral Vaikundarajan Urges Exclusion Of Minerals To Further Job Opportunities

According to research, excluding minerals like ilmenite, rutile and zircon in sand mining process could create about 5 lakh jobs and lead to big forex earnings. Following these results, Beach Sand Mineral industry has sought exclusion of these minerals. VV Minerals India founder and MD S Vaikundarajan said, “They are not used in atomic energy production and the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) de-listed them from the list of prescribed substances with effect from January 1, 2007. But they have not been de-listed from the MMDR Act.”

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Monday, 23 November 2015

All Activities Within Legal Boundaries, Says VV Minerals India
S Vaikundarajan founded VV Minerals India in late 1980s. Being a simple man of simple tastes, there is little information on him and his family.

However, recently he has been in the news for allegations of illegal beach sand mining. Ashwin Kumar, IAS officer from Tuticorin and V Sundaram, an ex-IAS officer are the two civil servants who have raised allegations against him and his company. After stating his ire in media, the former received transfer orders which were blamed as an act by VV Mineral Vaikundarajan himself. 

VV Minerals India has dismissed all allegations and urged that the investigating team will soon come up with a report in his favor.

VV Mineral Vaikundarajan is often seen in white shirt and dhoti by locals. VV Minerals is the first private company to win a license to mine minerals and export them. The company has won several national awards for its contribution to the export business.

As of now, the National Green Tribunal has banned sand mining in coastal areas. Following the ban, the government has set up an investigating team to look into the issue. VV Mineral loyalists have maintained their support for the company.

VV Mineral Vaikundarajan himself has openly offered his support to the investigating committee.

Thursday, 5 November 2015

VVMineral Vaikundarajan Denies All Allegations Against VV Mineral

VV Minerals, a sand beach mining company was founded by S.Vaikundarajan back in 1989. The company has been running under his tutelage and grown into a profitable entity.

Since its inception VV Minerals has bagged several national awards for its contribution to the export business. It is also known to be the first company to export ilmenite along with zircon, garnet and rutile.

The founder of the company is known to most a media shy person and prefers to maintain a low-key profile. This is one of the reasons that his photos are not easily found on public domains.

VV Minerals has been under scrutiny for illegal beach mining. VV mineral Vaikundarajan has also been accused of having powerful political influence and several allegations have surfaced without supporting evidence.

District Attorney Ashwin Kumar and ex-IAS officer V Sundaram have been vocal in their allegations. In the letter written by the latter, VV Mineral Vaiundarajan is accused of looting Rs. 96,000 crore.

VV Mineral however, has denied all the allegations against them and deemed it as a conspiracy by rival businesses to slander his company.

In the wake of these allegations, the state government has set up an investigating committee. However, the team has found no evidence to suggest illegal activity on the company’s side.

VV Mineral Vaikundarajan is known to many as a man of simple taste who wears a white shirt and dhoti. The company operates out of Tisayanvilai, a town 65 km from Tirunelveli city in south Tamil Nadu. It is also a public knowledge that S. Vaikundarajan owns shares in Mavis Satcom that has stakes in Jaya TV and stocks in Tamil Nadu Mercantile Bank (TMB). However, this knowledge has been used unfairly by peers to coerce S.Vaikundarajan.

As of now, the National Green Tribunal has suspended sand mining activities in coastal areas. VV Mineral Vaikundarajan stays optimistic and states that his enterprise will soon walk clean.

Monday, 26 October 2015

VV Mineral Mining Dismisses Allegations Against Company

 Viapar is a coastal village in Tamil Nadu’s Tuticorin district troubled by heavy beach erosion from illegal beach mining across the region. The corrosion issues have traveled to neighboring villages as well.

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

VV Mineral Vaikundarajan Offers Complete Support To The Investigating Team

The low faith shown by Fishermen United Front in judiciary is yet unclear. Vaikundarajan, chairman of VV Minerals India, has also been accused of having political relations with the CM. While there is no evidence to prove so, fingers are being pointed at the founder of VV Minerals.

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

VV Minerals Has Always Operated Within Legal Boundaries
The Mines and Minerals Act of 1957 identifies the beaches of Orissa Sand Complex, Manavalakurichi in Kanyakumari District of Tamil Nadu, as the main monazite bearing area in the country.

It is suspected that 2.1 million tons of monazite has disappeared from the shores of India since 2014. VV Minerals India has been largely held responsible for this. Vaikundarajan, the founder of the sand mining company has been under scrutiny for illegal beach mining.

In the wake of these allegations, the state government has put together an investigating team to look into the matter. However, the locals have expressed their skepticism and requested for a CBI enquiry instead.

Ashish Kumar, the district collector of Tuticorin, was a part of the investigating team. However, a few months into the operation, Ashish Kumar received transfer orders. Many allegations were pointed at VV Minerals India denoting that the orders were forced by the company. However, there is no substantial evidence to prove so.

There have been several allegations of illegal sand beach mining against VV Mineral Mining. Vaikundarajan points out that there is no hard evidence to prove his company guilty.

VV Mineral Vaikundarajan, who set up the business in late 90s, insists that his company is not involved in any illegal activities. He continues to offer his support to the investigating committee and hope that justice will prevail soon.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Allegations Are Mastermind of Competitors, Says VV Mineral Vaikundarajan

VV Mineral, a 20-year-old company which deals with mining business, has been in the news for illegal mining for quite some time now. The company was alleged to be engaged in extracting major minerals in Tuticorin, Tirunelveli and Kanyakumari districts' coastal regions. Following these allegations, VV Mineral Managing Director S Vaikundarajan and others had filed a batch of writ petitions after the Centre issued orders rejecting their schemes of mining.

Friday, 4 September 2015

VV Mineral Vaikundarajan Stays Optimistic In Illegal Mining Case

S Vaikundarajan, a sand mining baron, established VV Minerals India in 1989. For over two decades now, the company has been running under his tutelage and grown into a profitable organization. VV Minerals has bagged several national awards for its contribution to the export business. It is the first to export ilmenite and exports zircon, garnet and rutile.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

VV Mineral Vaikundarajan Not In Cohorts With Any Political Party

VV Mineral owned and run by Vaikundarajan is a company that was recently banned from mining owing to the blanket ban called upon all mining and export of heavy minerals by the government of Tamil Nadu. However, VV Mineral India was singled out for its alleged connections with politicians.

S Vaikundarajan, the owner and the whole and sole of VV Mineral was taken by shock when his name and his company’s success was attached to being in cohorts with party politicians.

VV Mineral Vaikundarajan has come out in public and to the press and denied any such connections with any particular politician or political party.

The VV Minerals spokesperson has also made it public knowledge that the blanket ban on mining has hit them in a sore spot.

VV Mineral Vaikundarajan is of the opinion that the people behind this blanket ban are his industry rivals and would like to defame him and the company.

Vaikundarajan goes on to stress that those are the people who should  be put through a probe and their political connections should be assessed.

Vaikundarajan maintains that VV Mineral is over twenty years old and it has definitely not gotten so far with the support of politicians but through the grit and hardwork put in by him and his employees.

VV Mineral Vaikundarajan is disgruntled and shocked by the allegations made on him and his company.

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

VV Minerals Has Gained Licenses Through Years Of Hardwork And Not Malpractices
The licenses that seem to be the cause of concern not just for industry rivals of VV Mineral but also the governmen have been issued to them much earlier than other companies since VV Minerals India has been active in the mining industry way before all others.

VV Minerals India is over two decades old and since it has been under the scanner for alleged illegal beach mining, so have been their licenses.

The licenses that VV Minerals have obtained through hardwork and consistently being the forerunner of the Indian mining industry has now become a cause of envy for its rivals and grounds for suspicion for the probing government.

However, S Vaikundarajan of VVM Group clears the air, “We have procured all our licenses, rare or common, with utmost honesty and hardwork. We are not people exploiting our privileges but are people rising from scratch and always staying on the top of our game”

In a recent landmark judgment from the High Court in Tamil Nadu the company and other companies have won a case against the state for a blanket ban on mining.

VV Mineral and S Vaikundarajan are urging the government to re-assess their outdated mining laws and subsidiaries.

Illegal beach mining is a concept concocted in the minds of the officials of a government that does not have a concrete timeline on hands for the modifications of lack thereof the mining related laws.

S Vaikundarajan is determined to change the scenario of mining in the country since we are sitting on beneficial export-grade heavy minerals.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

VV Mineral S Jegatheesan, The Man With A Distant Vision

VV Mineral S Jegatheesan, Managing Director (MD), VV Minerals is takes care of the the financial affairs of the VV Group with an iron fist. Not very educated, he has although completed his graduation from Madras Christian College. S Jegatheesan can possible held responsible for most of the success of the VVM group.

Thursday, 23 July 2015

There’s Nuclear Gold In The Sands Of India And The Mining Laws Are Curbing Its Benefits Says VV Mineral

The sands in India are not just mineral rich but are also home to the largest deposits of heavy mining minerals. India’s mining laws have been slow on progress that will keep the Indian mining industry abreast with the global heavy mineral demand says VV Mineral Vaikundarajan.

VV Minerals India is over two decades old and is now brought under the scanner for involvement in an alleged illegal mining thorium scam.

The matter at hand is sensitive and marred by legal grey areas. The laws around mining and mining of heavy minerals are stringent and despite VV Minerals best efforts they have now been shrouded by an alleged illegal mineral mining scam.

The districts of Tirunelveli and Tuticorin have been heavily concentrated upon amid all the reports around the alleged illegal heavy mineral mining scam.

The alleged beach sand mining scam has brought to fore several issues in governance of heavy mineral mining in India.

VV Minerals India claims that all their licenses are up-to-date and in the wake of the alleged scam they were forcibly taken away from the company’s office during a sudden flash attack.

VV Mineral Vaikundarajan has challenged the matter in the High Court and is awaiting a positive outcome on the matter.

The mineral gold in the sands of India remains untapped and the GoI is willingly sitting on this treasure with no regards for the fast progressing heavy mineral mining export industry and the general global demand of heavy minerals owing to its wide applicability.

Thursday, 16 July 2015

VV Minerals Never Has And Never Will Indulge In Any Illegal Activities

VV Minerals is a 20-year old company and it has become this old by remaining within the legal purview of the mining industry. Never has the company been backed by any political agenda or support and never will it be.

Thursday, 9 July 2015

“VV Mineral’s Rivals Are The Biggest Threat I Am Facing Right Now”, Says VV Mineral Vaikundarajan
VV Minerals has been brought under the radar after claims were made on their involvement in an alleged illegal beach sand mining scam; post which a barrage of various other allegations have been flung at VV Minerals. Latest in the series is a senior bureaucrat receiving threatening calls and blaming VV Minerals for it.

VV Minerals and its down-to-earth owner S Vaikundarajan have been brought under the scanner after a local Tuticorin collector alleged an illegal beach sand mining scam.

On a request from the Central Government, a probe was issued and the Department of Atomic Energy reported that VV Minerals India is clean and is possibly not involved in the alleged illegal beach sand mining scam.

After which the company was brought under the radar once again and was being held responsible for the shoreline erosions observed in neighboruing coasts.

To make matter worse the company’s mining licenses were ceased and cancelled. The matter was immediately taken to the court of law by Vaikundarajan and they are hopeful that they will come out victorious.

VV Minerals offices have been raided unduly and a large chunk of paperwork is being reported missing by the employees and the owners of the mining giant.

Now VV Minerals and S Vaikundarajan are being held responsible for alleged threat calls that a Tamil Nadu whistleblower has been receiving in relation to the alleged illegal beach sand mining scam.

S Vaikundarajan says, “Our business rivals are leaving no stone unturned to make this blow count and are finding renewed manners in which to defame VV Minerals.”

However he is sure that just as he and VV Minerals have come out clean of the DAE probe they will come out clean out of this mess made by their rivals too.

Monday, 29 June 2015

Rs. 96 Thousand Crores Is A Speculative Figure Not Reality Says VV Minerals India, Vaikundarajan

 S Vaikundarajan and his over 20 years old company VV Mineral came under the scanner after false claims made by a local collector of Tuticorin. After the alleged scam received media attention, the yet to be proven scam is being evaluated worth Rs. 96,000 crores which is a speculative number and not a basis for judgement.

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

VV Minerals Or Vaikundarajan Would Never Support Illegal Heavy Mineral Mining
VV Minerals and its owner S Vaikundarajan are caught in rough waters right now with the claims of their involvement in an allegedly illegal heavy mineral mining scam. However, they are confident that this is part of foul play by the company’s industrial rivals.

Mining has been a profession in India for a while now and part of India’s mining history is VV Minerals’ S Vaikundarajan.

S Vaikundarajan started VV Minerals in Tamil Nadu, India 20 years ago and is now naturally the forerunner of the industry and thus has enough reason to garner jealousy.

Thus as per claims of the industry giant the alleged illegal heavy mineral mining is an attempt of his rivals to harm his business and reputation.

“However, there is no reason for VV Minerals or S Vaikundarajan to involve themselves in illegal heavy mineral mining since they have always been ahead of their times and competitors,” says Vaikundarajan.
VV Minerals was even cleared during the thorough inspection done by the Department of Atomic Energy (DEA) on instructions from the Central Government.

The DEA came back with a report which clearly stated that the company or its premises are not equipped with any machinery that could enable the extraction of thorium.

What’s more, the Central government has now taken charge of the situation since the state bodies are hazy on the black and white rules around mining, if there are any.

Monday, 15 June 2015

The Ban On Heavy Mineral Mining Is Costing The Indian Economy: VV Mineral Mining

 The ongoing ban on heavy mineral mining in India is resulting in heavy losses for the economy and it is time that the state governments brought this to the notice of the central government which has issued this indefinite ban, says VV Mineral Mining.

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

VV Minerals India and Vaikundarajan Falsely Blamed Of An Unrealistic Thorium Scam

Thorium Scam, Vaikundarajan

Introduction: VV Minerals India and Vaikundarajan have been falsely blamed of a thorium scam that has been unreasonably and with no relevance has been pegged worth Rs. 96,000 crores. This comes despite the fact that the DAE has cleared VV Minerals India and Vaikundarajan of the possibility of extracting thorium.

VV Minerals India and Vaikundarajan have been blamed of a thorium scam that is being pegged worth Rs. 96,000 crore rupees.

When all hell broke out the Department of Atomic Energy ran a probe into the subject. They checked and tested the surroundings of VV Minerals and their machinery.

Post a thorough probe the Department of Atomic Energy declared that VV Minerals India has no machinery to support the process of extracting thorium.
Despite that the media continues to name the company and it owner in various thorium scam related articles and reports.

More so, the alleged thorium scam has been pegged to be worth Rs. 96,000 crore rupees. However, none of the reports explain how this number was arrived at.

The 96,000 crore rupees that the reports claim have been lost is a grossly large amount which would require a time period of several decades to come with.

However, VV Minerals India and S Vaikundarajan have challenged these baseless claims in the High Court and are confident that they will be soon in the clear.

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

VV Minerals’ Vaikundarajan Falsely Blamed For Illegal Beach Mining
VV Minerals and S Vaikundarajan the Chairman of the mining company have been falsely accused of illegal beach mining on the coasts of Tamil Nadu. Neither do they have illegitimate allies with politicians nor have they been ever involved in any illegal activities related to mining.

VV Minerals India and S Vaikundarajan have been blames of illegal beach mining despite the fact that the mining company is a forerunner in the industry.

In addition to being a leader in the mining industry, VV Minerals and Vaikundarajan have received many awards and accolades for their work.

VV Minerals India need not be involved in any illegal beach mining activities since they have been in the industry for long and are well-versed with all it necessary procedures and licenses.

The alleged involvement in illegal beach mining is a claim made by a collector who arrived at the VV Minerals’ mining premises without complete paperwork and then raised a hue and cry.

The media fired this hue and cry and S Vaikundarajan is confident that his business rivals joined in seeing this as an opportune moment to stub their biggest competition.

However, Vaikundarajan remains confident that he and his company will come out clean of this momentary lapse in popularity that the company is facing.

VV Minerals and S Vaikundarajan are patiently awaiting an acquittal from the alleged illegal beach mining scam.

Monday, 25 May 2015

My Rivals Would Rather Call Me A Sand Mafia Than A Success

VV Minerals India which deals with heavy mineral mining and the export of minerals are at the receiving end of bad press and the owner says it is clear foul play. The matter has been challenged in the court of law by S Vaikundarajan himself with a focus on the slip ups of the central government.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

The Illegal Mineral Mining Scam Is A False Claim And Not More - VV Minerals

VV Minerals India is continually fighting the battle to prove their innocence. Other than stating the obvious reasons that acquit them from the alleged scam; Vaikundarajan and VV Minerals now need to be conservative about what is being said about them in the media by and large. Thus, they begin with bringing to notice the absolute absurdity of the scam amount which is pegged at Rs. 96,000 crore as of now.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

VV Mineral Vaikundarajan Are Forerunners With A Vision

VV Mineral in India is a forerunning mining company. Operating in three states and various coastal districts, they have a 75% share in the total earnings of Tamil Nadu’s export. They manufacture ilmenite, sillimanite, zircon and garnet.

VV Mineral India’s top mining, manufacturer and exporter of garnet and ilmenite. Tamil Nadu government called a ban on beach mineral mining along five coastal areas against complaints in August 2013.

Beach mining from mineral sands is found in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadui, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. Beach sand contains minerals such as ilmenite, rutile, garnet, zircon and sillimanite. These minerals are used in varied areas such as aircraft and paper industries.

Tamil Nadu has a strong hold in beach mining since the state contributes to around 85 per cent of the country’s total exports of garnet. VV Mineral accounts for 75% of the beach mineral mining activity in Tamil Nadu.

VV Mineral (VVM) is India’s largest Mining, Manufacturer and Exporter of Garnet & Ilmenite. At the global level, they are soon to rise above their #2 position.

VVM has achieved a significant market share in Europe, Middle East, East Asia, Australia and USA. Vaikundarajan’s VVM controls a 15km beach stretch in addition to 2,300 acres of heavy mineral rich land.

Vaikundarajan was the first private company owner in India to land a granted license for mining and export

Monday, 4 May 2015

VV Mineral Vaikundarajan Says Thorium Is A Delisted Heavy Mineral
VV Mineral Vaikundarajan says that each publication is pegging the alleged scam at various amounts that are equally shocking and senseless. Thorium was previously on the list of minerals that cannot be mined but was later removed by government came into affect.

Vaikundarajan of VV Minerals India says that the alleged
thorium scam is a much bigger scam within the media. The export of sand cannot be regarded as illegal unless and until somebody can prove that it was done with the sole aim of extracting thorium from it.

VV Mineral works in extracting ilmenite, Rutile, Zircon and Garnet. We are admittedly the forerunners of the heavy mineral mining industry.

However, we have never with a business goal attempted to extract thorium or monazite from the sands.

If thorium or monazite was produced as a by product of the processes that we follow for the extraction of the minerals that we primarily deal in then that has been brought to our knowledge only now after our business has been labelled a “scam”.

However, as far as thorium is concerned, we landed licenses to extract it only after it was delisted during the government.

Thorium and monazite were never a part of our mining agenda. We landed the thorium mining license only so that we could keep our future business possibilities open.

VV Minerals India in no way endorses the illegal mining of not just thorium or monazite but of any mineral at all.

Friday, 24 April 2015

VV Mineral Explains The Importance Heavy Minerals In Our Daily Lives

The importance heavy minerals in our daily lives. Zircon is utilized as a part of things, for example, Blades, Scissors and Golf Irons due to its strength and biocompatibility. Ilmenite is broadly utilized as a part of the assembling of excellent Photograph ash sun glasses. It can likewise be utilized as a part of plastics. VV Mineral is the largest company to export Ilmenite in India.

Thursday, 16 April 2015

“We Aren’t After The Nuclear Gold But The Exportable Minerals,” Says VV Mineral Vaikundarajan

In an effort to explain the futility of the claims made by the District Collector of Kanyakumari, the mining company that is allegedly involved in illegal beach sand mining has challenged the collector’s claims in Madras High Court. The company which has been revealed to be VV Minerals has applied the simple logic that they do not process monazite and have no intention to at all.

VV Minerals is a mining company that has been in the same business for over two decades. They operate out of five sea side villages in Kanyakumari.

Other than the coasts of Kanyakumari, beach sand mining is also carried out on the coasts of Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.

Kurumpanai, Keezhmidalam, Midalam, Melmidalam and Helen Nagar are the areas in which the District Collector of Kanyakumari laid claims of illegal beach sand mining by VV Minerals.

“However, VV Minerals does not have the machinery, the licence or the willingness to process thorium or monazite,” says Vaikundarajan.

“We extract minerals like Zircon, Rutile, Ilmenite, Garnet and the likes to export to businesses around the globe. We follow all necessary disposal processes,” continued Vaikundarajan, Chairman VV Minerals India.

“If the materials that are readily disposed by us contain these elements then we are more than willing to hand them over the AERB (Atomic energy Regulatory Board),” says Vaikundarajan.

Thus, to counter the claims of the District Collector, the beach sand mining company chose a simple premise, their lack of interest and machinery for the processing of monazite and thorium.

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Not Just Beach Sand Mining But Various Reasons For Coastal Erosion: VV Mineral Vaikundarajan

Whether or not the beach sand mining on the coasts of Tamil Nadu was illegal is a matter that can be settled only after a thorough legal inspection. However, VV Mineral Vaikundarajan believes that it is unfair to blame the mining companies alone, of the coastal erosion observed on the shores of Tamil Nadu.

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Illegal Sand Beach Mining (SBM) A Result Of Misguided Government Decisions Says Vaikundarajan
The enquiry committee investigating the alleged illegal beach sand mining on the coasts of Tuticorin, Tirunelveli and Kanyakumari districts has discovered that certain Titanium Bearing Minerals (TBM) were delisted from the list of prescribed substances under the Atomic Energy Act (AEA) and moved to the Open General License (OGL), shares Vaikundarajan.

In addition to the coasts of Tirunelveli, Tuticorin and Kanyakumari; Monazite is also found on the shores of Chhatrapur in Odisha, Manavalakurichi in Tamil Nadu and Aluwa-Chawara in Kerala and only Indian Rare Earths Ltd (IREL) is allowed to process the precious minerals.

However, Vaikundarajan, Chairman, VV Minerals India observes that some of the minerals that the company makes are not under the prescribed substances of the Atomic Energy Act and thus no private company can be accused of illegal beach sand mining.

Titanium Bearing Minerals such as Ilmenite, Rutile, Leucoxene and Zircon were delisted from the list of prescribed substances under the Atomic Energy Act and are now under Open General License (OGL).

Since these substances are under the Open General License every private producer has the right to obtain appropriate licenses to mine these substances legally.

However, some officials now claim that the delisting was brought in to effect without the knowledge of the parliament.

India`s total monazite reserves are estimated at about 10 million tonnes of which about 30 percent is mineable.

According to the 2011-12 annual report of Chemical and Allied Products Export Promotion Council (CAPEXIL) the total export of BSM during 2010-11, excluding five tonnes of monazite exported by IREL is estimated at Rs.1,034.45 crore.

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

“Rutile Is Widely Used In The Optical Industry,” VV Mineral Mining

Rutile is primarily composed of titanium dioxide (TiO2) and is a mineral found in igneous environment, sandy beaches and such similar surroundings. It is useful in the manufacture of a few optical elements. It is especially used in polarization optics. VV Mineral Mining is the only company in Tamil Nadu, India to manufacture Rutile.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

“An Honest Man Can Afford To Be Unafraid,” Says Vaikundarajan
“On the occasion when my anticipatory bail was cancelled, most people close to me believed that this would crush me. However, an honest man has very little to fear,” says VV Mineral Vaikundarajan

He continues, “The case has been registered by the Central Bureau of Investigation or the CBI and of course many other governmental authority bodies are involved in this.”

“To a lay man’s eye, I definitely must seem like the bad person in the whole deal. However, none of these people have seen me when I am on ground working hard. I and my company are on the largest contributors to our state’s wealth and health”

“As per the case, several crores of rupees are at stake but above all is my image which until before this was non-existent. Only the ones that I worked with closely are aware of my daily routines and ideological make up.”

“I don’t expect everyone to understand this but I am going to remain positive, un-shaken and unbroken through all of this.”

“My brother, might not be as strong as me but we are being a good support for each other. Justice G Chokkalingam dismissed my petition and I have no hard feelings for that. After all, he is doing his ‘karma’ and I am living mine.

VV Minerals India is the largest manufacturer and exporter of Garnet, Zircon, Rutile, Sillimanite and Ilmenite and we don’t plan to back down any time soon.

Monday, 9 March 2015

“Our Family Business Feeds Thousands Of Families Which Is An Overlooked Fact” Says Vaikundarajan

 In the recent wake of the illegal beach mining allegations made against VV Minerals and its proprietor Mr. S Vaikundarajan, has created an upheaval across the country. Not just the sand mining baron but even political personalities such as Jaylalitha have been dragged into this mess.

VV Mineral has been mining on the coasts of Tamil Nadu for over 15 years now. It is absolutely improbable that a respectable family of businessmen would overlook necessary details of licensing, issuances, permissions and environmental laws.

The company has paperwork to prove the legality of their practices. They have been working within the parameters of sand mining rules and regulations. While at it, the Vaikundarajan family and their business VV Minerals has been responsible in generating jobs for locals and have been the reason why many families go to sleep well fed, every night.

Vaikundarajan sees these allegations as an effort in maligning his image by his rivals. He is of the strong belief that since he has always remained out of the media glare his rivals saw an opportunity to weave a story of their liking since very little public knowledge exists around Vaikundarajan and his personal life.

Thus, Vaikundarajan would request all to just remember that he is not a cold-minded businessman as is being portrayed but indeed a man of stature and bearing whose endeavour has changed the lives of many.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

We Have Never Refuted The Fact That There’s Nuclear Gold In The Sands Found Along The Tamil Nadu Coast”, Says VV Minerals Vaikundarajan
In recent times the importance of thorium and monazite has come in to the purview of Indian scientists as an effective source to solve the long-standing and fast-approaching energy crisis in the country and across the globe.

When VV Minerals was brought under the radar of Indian Rare Earth Limited (IREL) and Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) it was alleged that the company is indulging in monazite and thorium separation without the necessary clearances, certification or processes for waste disposal.

However, VV Mineral continued to remain upright on the matter. When a company deals with heavy mineral mining they are bound to apply for all necessary licensing and certificates. As was discovered by the IREL later that VV Mineral has applied for a certificate to the AERB and has received no appropriate response from the authorities.

After which the garnet, ilmenite, rutile and zircon mining company was put in the clear. Even though the governmental bodies claim that VV Mineral India is in the wrong, the company has questioned these alleged conclusions in the Delhi High Court and are positively awaiting a clean chit on the matter.

Since, VV Minerals ensures that waste-disposal is done in an orderly manner and can surely claim that no harm was brought upon the surrounding and its dwellers through their operations.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Unforeseen Uses Of Heavy Minerals Manufactured By VV Minerals
Heavy minerals are modern minerals which additionally hold high esteem in regular life. VV Minerals produces and exports substantial minerals like Garnet, Ilmenite, Zircon and Rutile. Out of these Ilmenite and Rutile are utilized as a part of making Titanium pigments and the rest for other mechanical employments.

Without such heavy minerals, we would need to face a great deal of trouble driving our lives considering our current way of life. Here are some surprising reasons why require overwhelming minerals:

  1. Heavy minerals like zircon are utilized as a part of Zircon Chronology, which is a strategy for comprehension old ecological conditions. Researchers consider it to be an extremely dependable source to comprehend earth's history crosswise over different land occasion
  2. Garnet is additionally utilized as a part of completing and cleaning optical lenses. Garnet pieces that are better than 74 micrometers are utilized for glass cleaning and lapping.
  3. Ilmenite is utilszed as a part of making printed fabrics.
  4. Zircon and Rutile are utilized as a part of the production of fiberglass. Zircon has the capacities of withstanding high temperatures which makes it suitable for utilization in fiberglass.

There are heaps of different uses, where our items are valuable. Our MD Mr. S. Vaikundarajan alongside his partners, J Muthurajan, S. Jegatheesan and V. Subramanian have taken this family possessed business from simply a start up to an overall perceived heavy mineral mining organization.

Thursday, 12 February 2015

CBI Enquiry Sought Into Illegal Beach Sand Mining, VV Mineral Stands Innocent

The allegation on VV Mineral about illegal beach mining of thorium is false. In all the enquiry conducted by CBI there was no evidence found about illegal heavy mineral mining. Even Supreme Court has cleared all the charges on VV Minerals and its owner Vaikundarajan.

Friday, 6 February 2015

The Importance Of Titanium, By Vaikundarajan

Vaikundarajan, the founder of VV Minerals says that titanium is a very important mineral, owing to its weight which is both strong and light at the same time. The metal is as tough as steel and twice as strong as aluminum. Yet, it is 45% lighter than steel. Neither those the metal easily corrode when in sea water. No wonder, it is used in propeller shafts, rigging and other parts of boats that are exposed to sea water.

Titanium is widely used as a pigment in paint, in paper, and in plastics. With the metals duality, it is no surprise that most aircraft parts are made from it. It is also used in military applications, aircraft, spacecraft, medical devices, connecting rods on expensive sports cars and some premium. These are used in these industries specifically because her low weight and resistance to high temperatures are important.

Humans, with loss of limbs, also use titanium. As the metal does not react within the human body, it is also used for pins of setting bones and for other biological implants. Ilmenite and Rutile are the most important sources of titanium and contribute to about 90% of Titanium production in a year at VV Minerals, India.

VV Mineral  is a family grown business started by Mr. S Vaikundarajan, Founder, Chairman & Managing Director, VV Group. They undertake Zircon mining, Rutile mining and Ilmenite mining. They are based in the southern state Tamil Nadu in India. By industry standards they are the leaders in the heavy mineral mining industry.

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Illegal Sand Mining Over The Years Does Not Take A Toll On Tuticorin Coast: VV Mineral

The company which was accused of illegal sand mining gets a green chit from the government as no evidences of illegal beach mining were discovered. VV Minerals is owned by S. Vaikundarajan and has been a successful heavy mineral mining company for several years.

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Mineral Sands, What Are They Exactly: VV Minerals Explains
Mineral sands are formed by the continuous depositions from the sea. It occurs when waves force minerals to be washed on shores and form placer deposits. Mineral sands are also known as heavy mineral sands are rich in contents of minerals such as Bauxite, Monazite, Rutile, Ilmenite, Zircon, Garnet and other minerals.

Such sand minerals are rare and are used in different industrial applications. Garnet is used in water jet cutting, Zircon is used in ceramics and Rutile is used in making of Titanium metal.

Only through the process of beach sand mining can one extract mineral sands. This engages in the basic process where sand is extracted manually and later taken to a separation plants. In the plants, they are separated as per their grades and magnetic properties. After the separation process, they are packaged and transported to different parts.

VV Mineral is a family owned business and other eminent members of the management committee include, S Jegatheesan, J Muthurajan and V Subramanian. One of India’s major contributor to heavy mineral mining is VV Mineral. They are based in Tamil Nadu but have their market shares in various parts of the world such as U.S., Australia, Europe and South Africa.

Monday, 12 January 2015

Why Monazite Is Importance For India
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The only commercial rare earth mineral India imports is Monazite. Leaving India in a particular position of leading in this type of mining. RN Patra, Chairman & Managing Director believes countries having rare earth resources are possessive regarding its free export and exploration by outsiders and as such acquiring these mineral assets overseas is a challenging task and needs support of the government for such acquisitions.

India has not made any progress and development in the field of monazite mining. The plan of buying mines in foreign countries too has come to a stand-still. The public sector has not sold radioactive Monazite mined in the last 10 years in Orissa.

Another reason for its lack of growth is that the rare earth industry in India is not a part of the non-proliferation treaty, making it harder for access in the global rare earth’s industry.

Depending on China for imports clearly is not moving in the right direction. Imports are costly as the supply of rare earth minerals is limited, with the Red State using exports of the rare earth mineral as a geopolitical tool. The profit earned in the year 2013 was half of what it was in the year 2008. This shows how poorly the industry is performing.

Other industries related rare earth mining is the heavy mineral mining industry. The key players are VV Mineral in Tamil Nadu owned by S. Vaikundarajan. They mainly deal with Zircon mining, Rutile mining, Garnet mining and Ilmenite mining.

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

V Subramanian, The Man Behind VV Minerals Success

Attaining success is a big hurdle to overcome. V Subramanian, Managing Director of VV Minerals has been widely instrumental in overcoming the same. A firm believer, in a child’s education, Mr. V Subramanian founded VV Charitable Trust to assist children by offering them free education. Known to pick the right investment, Mr. V Subramanian penchant of seeking such investments came to use for the benefits of VV Minerals.