Vaikundarajan appreciates Rai’s decision

B. Ramanath Rai, Minister for Forests, Ecology and Environment, ruled out any involvement of members of political parties in illegal sand mining in Dakshina Kannada.

Mr. Rai boldly dismissed the allegations in a matter of fact way by saying, “I cannot accept bland statements that the sand mafia is active here. If there are any political party workers involved in illegal sand mining, provide specific details about the person. Action will certainly be taken against them. The party men who are engaged in sand mining are those who have been doing so for over several years now with authorised permits.”

Vaikundarajan, the Chairman and Managing Director of V. V. Minerals, said that he was surprised by Rai’s this step. Rai had, in one simple solution, conveyed the message to all the trouble-makers that unnecessary and baseless allegations will not be entertained by the state. V. V. Minerals is facing allegations of illegal sand mining since a while now. Vaikundarajan said that he is holding strong against all the cases and hopes that the other states will take Rai’s example and decide in good faith.

Mr. Rai also added that such issues are surfacing due to the unclear policies. He said, “We are close to coming out with a policy on sand extraction in non-CRZ areas, which will resolve the issue of illegal sand mining.”

All Mining Activities Have Been Carried Upon Legal Authorization – VV Minerals

VV MineralsVV 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.

VV Mineral Vaikundarajan Discards All Allegations Against Company As Baseless

An organization called Meenavar Viduthalai Iyakaam has lodged an FIR against companies for being involved in illegal beach mining. A petition to stop illegal activities was submitted at the District Police Office in Tuticorin district.

The recent allegation of illegal beach sand mining has put several mining companies in a fix. The state government has suspended all illegal activities and set up an investigation team to look into the matter. These developments are causing financial losses to companies like VV Minerals and others.

Mining Ban Will Bring Huge Losses To The Industry, Says VV Mineral Vaikundarajan

Illegal-Beach-Mining-VV-Mineral-VaikundarajanVV Mineral, India’s top exporter of industrial minerals of garnet and ilmenite, has been accused of illegal beach sand mining. This has put Vaikundarajan, an influential figure in the mining circuit, under scrutiny.

The company has been issued a case requiring the founder of the company to be under judiciary check at all times. Despite being a discreet person, VV Mineral Vaikundarajan has openly supported the investigating team.

Ashish Kumar, former district collector of Tuticorin, raised the issue of illegal mining and order an enquiry. However, Kumar was immediately given marching order for having involved with the business rivals of VV Minerals. VV Mineral Vaikundarajan was accused of using his political connections to influence the transfer.

While there has been no evidence to convict the company or its founder, supporters of VV Mineral Vaikundarajan have maintained that the scam is masterminded by the rival business.

VV Minerals has an annual output of 150,000 tonnes of garnet abrasives, 225,000 tonnes of ilmenite, 12,000 tonnes of zircon and 5,000 tonnes of rutile. With these allegations surfacing, the state government has set up an investigating team to probe into the matter and banned all mining activities till further notice. These bans will bring huge losses to VV Minerals and other companies in the state.

VV Mineral Vaikundarajan Denies Allegations Against Company

Denies Allegations -VV MineralsVV Minerals has been under scrutiny following the allegations of illegal beach mining against the company. The allegations come easily as it is a known fact that the company is India’s top exporter of industrial minerals like Garnet and Ilmenite.

The company has denied all allegations stating that they have operated within the legal boundaries. The state government has setup an investigation team to look into the matter. VV Mineral Vaikundarajan, founder and director of VV Minerals India, has been open to all investigations and has assured that the company will be cleared of all charges.

Ashish Kumar, the district collector of Tuticorin, unsuccessfully carried a raid on one of the company’s warehouse. Following this raid, Kumar was immediately transferred to another location. It was revealed that Kumar’s intentions were tampered and he may have been working with the rivals of VV Mineral.

VV Mineral Vaikundarajan has been unjustly accused of using his political influence to bury the controversy. However, it should be noted that none of the allegations against the company have been proven in the court of law. “Not a single piece of evidence has been presented in the court. All these allegations are baseless. The competitors plotting against us,” says VV Mineral.

The company has a huge annual output of 150,000 tonnes of garnet abrasives, 225,000 tonnes of ilmenite, 12,000 tonnes of zircon and 5,000 tonnes of rutile. VV Mineral Mining and other companies have been gravely affected due to the suspension orders on the operations since March 2010.

Will Soon Be Cleared Of All Allegations Says VV Minerals

VV Minerals, founded in late 1980s by S Vaikundarajan, is known to be the highest producer of minerals such as Garnet and Ilmenite. However, a lot of speculation surrounding the company’s involvement in illegal beach mining has surfaced.

The company has taken legal advice against such baseless allegations and rumours. No evidence has yet been submitted in the court that could confirm the company’s involvement in scam.

District Collector Ashish Kumar of Tuticorin was one of the first people to raise his voice against the company. However, when no evidence was found, the District Collector had to face a transfer. Yet again, VV Mineral Vaikundarajan was blamed to have used his political influence in Kumar’s transfer.

VV Minerals’ spokesperson, speaking to NDTV, denied these allegations and claimed that the “charges made by the former District Collector are baseless, motivated and vague.”

VV Minerals: Dragged Into Mining Scam Without Proof

VV Minerals - No Proof

VV Mineral Mining is the largest producer and exporter of Garnet and Ilmenite minerals in India. The VV Minerals director, has faced plenty of charges and accusations by the industry and the people, each time proving them wrong.

V Sundaram, the first District Collector of un-bifurcated Tirunelveli had sent a letter to the Chief Secretary of Tamil Nadu in January 2013 about the illegal beach mining activities in Tamil Nadu. VV Minerals was the explicit target of this letter, but the lack of proof worked against Sundaram.

VV Mineral Vaikundarajan dismissed all allegations as a conspiracy by its business rivals. “Sundaram is passing this as a cruel joke. He is on the payroll of our business rival… Our hands are clear. We will come out clear from these allegations. Our records are straight” said Ravindram Duraiswami, advocate for VV Minerals told NDTV.

Ashish Kumar, the then District Collector had raided VV Minerals, trying to force a false case of illegal mining on the company. VV Mineral had shown complete support throughout the raid. It was later discovered that Ashish Kumar had conducted this raid without the knowledge of his seniors. Investigations proved his connections with rivals and he was transferred immediately.

Like Sundaram and Ashish, many have tried to sabotage the reputation of VV Minerals India, but the company stood strong and kept progressing.

In the wake of Tamil Nadu elections, stories connecting Jayalalithaa and VV Mineral Vaikundarajan have been spreading like wildfire. Without any proof such stories only remain rumours.