Thursday, 31 July 2014

Studies Show That No Excess Cancer Risk To People Who Live Near High Natural Background Radiation

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According to a recent news article in The Hindu, it has been clear that people who live near high natural background radiation in Kerala and Tamil Nadu are not at excess risk of getting cancer. The radioactive mineral found on these beaches is called Monazite. The Coast line of Kerala has the rich monazite content (roughly 2%) whereas rest of the coastline like Orissa, Tamil Nadu, Andra Pradesh only has about (0.1 - 0.3%) which is hardly any.

This mineral is only mined by Government mining agencies in India. The current Monazite mining industry in India is looked after by Indian Rare Earths Limited (IREL). Monazite being the only commercially important rare earth found in India, it has higher value than other minerals such as garnet, zircon and titanium alloys.

VV Mineral, India, a privately owned heavy mineral mining company, based in Tamil Nadu mainly deals with zircon mining, garnet mining, ilmenite mining and rutile mining. In a recent interview with the Managing Director of the company, Mr. Vaikundarajan Subramanian, it was mentioned that private companies like them have the funds and infrastructural assets to better the monazite business in India. Whereas, in another news article featured on Economic Times, it is mentioned that because Indian Government does not allow private players to invest and conduct business in global Monazite industry there is no scope of growth for India. Due to lack of funds from the government the mining company is not able to explore mining expansion plans, whereas, the private mining companies are not allowed to do so, even after having the necessary funds for it.

Now since it is clear that this mineral has no adverse cancer related effects, ideally there should be some amendments in the mining rules and private mining companies should be allowed to explore this field which will not only benefit them but also the state and nations economy.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Need For Support From The Government For Heavy Mineral Mining

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VV Mineral owned by Mr. S. Vaikundarajan is the only mineral producer in India with a successful downstream integration of Titanium Dioxide (Tio2) pigment production. In fact, they are the only mineral producer in the world that makes paint after making the pigment.

It is a pity that Government companies that have the first right over radioactive mineral deposits such as rare earth bearing minerals and monazite, don't have enough funds to move ahead and use them commercially in the global markets. Private players on the other hand who have the capacity to fund and execute such projects are not allowed to deal with this mineral.

If there are considerations are made to allow private players in this sector, India, with so much abundance of natural resources can even bring dominant nations like China down.

The only requirement for this to happen is the right support from the Government to the heavy mineral mining industry and encouragement to private players like VV Minerals India.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

VV Minerals Proved Innocent After Tamil Nadu Government Probe Into Beach Mineral Mining

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In India Tamil Nadu is the chief exporter of heavy minerals as its shores are gifted with a lot of heavy minerals. One among the top companies in Tamil Nadu who is into this business is VV Minerals which is again a private company that does heavy mineral mining business. The Company where S. Vaikundarajan is the chairman has been operating this business for quite some time until there were false accusations of illegal heavy mineral mining activities. This news made its way into the public domain and stirred a thought among the people and the government which led to the government ordering a probe into this matter.

However, all these rumors were rubbished after a report that came from the Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM) along with the department of Geology which stated that the allegations were incorrect and that no evidence as such had been found when the investigation was carried out. This news shut all the speculations that were going around about VV Mineral, mining getting into illegal heavy mineral mining. The report also stated that all the data provided by VV Mineral, Vaikundarajan were correct. Therefore, despite all attempts of V Sundaram to stop VV Minerals from operating in this industry nothing could really come in way of S. Vaikundarajan because he is a man of dignity and honor who will never get into such activities.

Monday, 7 July 2014

Tamil Nadu Holds Monopoly Of Garnet Placer Sands Exports, VV Minerals One Of The Top Company

Tamil Nadu is gifted with abundance of heavy minerals and is also one of the highest exporters of garnet placer sands. VV Minerals, India in Tamil Nadu recently acquired Transworld Granite India Pvt. Ltd. (TGI) which has enabled them to enter the placer sands of Andhra Pradesh in Srikakulam.

“This strengthens the group’s position in the heavy mineral mining market says”, J Muthurajan. Export of Garnet has been under permissible limits and there is no speculation regarding the amount of exports. Garnet is non-toxic, inert and hence environment eco-friendly. According to S. Jegatheesan “More than 95% of garnet produced in the country is exported”. More than 90% of the garnet exported from the country till date is from Tamil Nadu. In India, the domestic consumption of garnet is very limited (less than 5%) and is mainly for manufacture of micronised garnet powder.

S. Vaikundarajan, owner of VV Minerals, believes that these exports will bring revenue to the economy and   VV Mineral, India will contribute greatly towards it.  Srikurmam placer sand deposit is considered to be the best for garnet mining and ilmenite mining and TGI had acquired all statutory clearances from the government. VV Mineral, India is therefore one of the key components in the heavy mineral mining industry.

Friday, 4 July 2014

Vaikundarajan: A Boon To The Society

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S. Vaikundarajan always believes in giving to the society. This is why he is regarded so highly among people. He provides medical facilities to his employees of VV Minerals India, there are canteens where food is made available at subsidised rates for the work force at VV Mineral. He has also built free hospitals for the people living in the close by villages. S. Vaikundarajan is a person who believes in doing and not only saying.

S. Vaikundarajan is the eldest of all his brothers who are also in to the heavy mineral mining business with him. He takes all major decisions when it comes to VV Minerals and the he is the one who takes the group forward in terms of when to invest and where to invest. S. Vaikundarajan is a strategist who is extremely sharp and has taken VV Mineral from a humble start to making it one of the biggest heavy mineral mining company in India and establishing VV Group of Companies, which is into several businesses like Sugar, Cement, Paints, Pigments, Educational Institutions, Textiles, etc. S. Vaikundarajan has always done well for the society even while doing business.