Thursday, 25 February 2016

Blames Of Shoreline Erosion On VV Mineral Mining Baseless
Heavy beach mining activities seem to have taken a toll on the coastal areas like Viapar, a village in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu. The people of these areas say the waves are reaching closer to their homes by the day.

The minute these statements were in the news, the spotlight moved to VV Minerals and the alleged case of illegal mining filed against the firm. VV Mineral Mining is the largest producer and exporter of ilemnite and garnet and one of the biggest beach mining companies in India.

The former District Collector, Ashish Kumar, had probed into this matter and claimed that VV Minerals was had violated its mining leases. No solid proof against VV Minerals was discovered even after raiding the office of S Vaikundarajan, owner and Managing Director of the firm.

Later, Ashish Kumar’s association with the industry rivals of VV Mineral Mining were discovered and he was controversially transferred.

The representative of VV Minerals strictly denied these allegations and claimed that the "charges made by the former District Collector are baseless, motivated and vague."

VV Minerals dismisses all allegations as a conspiracy by its business rivals.

"VV Minerals owner Vaikundarajan knows every inch of the area and he has recorded large scale illegal mining going on with the connivance of all departmental officials. All functionaries of nodal departments of GOI and nodal mines department in Tamil Nadu have all been singing, dancing and collecting bribes together. Now, with Christmas just a few months away, the bribing would begin," Mr Sundaram claimed in an interview.

"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, VV Minerals’ advocate.

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

We Support The Investigation And Will Come Clean, Says VV Minerals Vaikundarajan

All the mining activities in the South have been suspended by the State Government following allegations of sand mining against VV Minerals India. The allegations, however, are not backed by any evidence. The government has currently ordered to set up an investigation team to reach a conclusion.

VV Mineral Vaikundarajan, denied all allegations and said, “It is a ploy by business rivals to defame the company.”

A former IAS officer, V Sundaram had written a letter to the government alleging that it had suffered a loss of nearly 90000 crores through illegal mining. He further claimed to have received threat calls for his comments in the media.

Niranjan Mardi, the state chief secretary, said in his email, “I derive my constitutional right to serve as a fearless whistleblower under article 51A of the Indian Constitution.” He insists on fighting the gigantic public corruptions and demands adequate and immediate police protection from the Tamil Nadu government.

In the wake of these allegations, Vaikundarajan has affirmed his innocence and believes that the investigation result will be in favor of the company. Furthermore, no evidence has yet been forthcoming to convict the company.

VV Minerals issued a statement denying all allegations. "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," said the lawyer for VV Minerals, S Ravindran Duraisamy.

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

VV Mineral Mining Office Premises Raided No Illegal Activity Found

S. Vaikundarajan, founder and managing director of V. V. Minerals, has been under scrutiny since the start of the alleged case of illegal export of thorium-rich sand to foreign countries that VV Mineral Mining has been facing.  The office premises of VV Mineral Vaikundarajan at Keeraikaaranthattu near Thisaiyanvilai were raided by the police in the same context.

VV Mineral Vaikundarajan has been running the company for almost two decades. Any such accusations have never been laid on the company before, he says.