VV Minerals India, a sand beach mining company, in the late 1980s. In the last two decades, the company has grown to become one of the leading mining companies in India. Its efforts have been applauded with national awards for its contribution to the export business.
In the last few years, several allegations of illegal beach sand mining have surfaced. While none of the allegations are supported by evidences, the company at the receiving end happens to be VV Mineral. VV Mineral Mining is the leading manufacturer and exporter of Garnet and Ilmenite. This has probably made the company an easy target for the scam.
Nevertheless, the state government has appointed an investigating team to look into the matter across five districts of the state. IAS officer Gagandeep Singh Bedi headed the team. Before Bedi, IAS Officer Ashish Kumar was transferred due to investigating inconsistencies. The blame was once again put on VV Mineral Vaikundarajan for using his political connection to influence the transfer.
The company is accused of exporting minerals worth INR 1 Lakh crore. A scam of such an extent is practically impossible for one company to pull off. In these events, it is fair to say that VV Minerals is being set up by their business rivals.
“VV Mineral holds the legal document authorizing the company to mine and export monazite. How is it then that the sand mining operations of the company are deemed illegal?” asks VV Mineral Vaikundarajan. As he continues to stand by his company, VVMinerals puts his faith in the judiciary and believes that the investigating team’s results will be in favour of VV Mineral Mining.