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.