Tuesday, 30 December 2014

VV Minerals Manufactures Everyday Minerals For The Common Man





VV Mineral Mining is one of the finest mining manufacturing companies situated in Tamil Nadu. The company manufactures minerals like Rutile, Zircon, Illmenite and Garnite. All of these products are used in a variety of applications in Industrial as well as common man's.

Monday, 22 December 2014

Vaikundarajan, Mineral Sand Producer, Finds Hope After Supreme Court’s Order Trumps High Court’s Direct

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For a period of time, the heavy mineral mining industry was suffering from losses owing to postponement in the renewal of leases for beach sand mining. The Supreme Court’s ruling gives companies such as VV Mineral, India some relief. The Supreme Court has ordered a deadline to be maintained.

Earlier in the year, special inspection teams raided VV Mineral sand quarry to find some evidence of the large scale illegal heavy mineral mining along the beaches of Vembar, Vaipar and Periyasamipuram in regards to the thorium scam. Unsurprisingly, no such illegal activity was found at any of the quarries run by VV Mineral. Sadly, other companies in the industry were found conducting illegal beach mining. These companies now have fines imposed on them.

VV Mineral, one of the country’s biggest sand mining producers is involved in garnet mining, zircon mining, ilmenite mining and rutile mining. A privately owned firm by S Vaikundarajan and son V Subramanian, the firm has garnered a very strong impression in the industry. The firm practises safe and environmentally friendly methods while conducting its business.

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

VV Mineral Becoming The World Leaders In Heavy Mineral Mining

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S. Vaikundarajan is connected in large scale beach mineral mining in the southern region of Tamil Nadu. VV Minerals,Mining the company he owns, is the country’s leading heavy mineral producer and are about to become the world leaders in the heavy mineral mining industry.

The company conducts beach sand mining for minerals like rutile, garnet, zircon, and ilmenite. In VV Minerals, India has been one of few private companies to export these minerals commercially to other countries. Incepted since 1989, the company has been growing in size and has been gaining notoriety in mineral mining, the globe over. Yet, the company is always looking at ways to better itself, both economically and socially. Over the years, the owner of VV Mineral, Vaikundarajan, has received countless awards and praise in the export business.

At this juncture in the state of Tamil Nadu, the mineral mining industry has had to remain at a standstill. This has mainly occurred dues to the acts of a few private mining players conducting illegal sand mining activities in the state.  At first, VV Mineral was also alleged to have played a part in this scam. However, after investigations were conducted, the mining mineral firm were given a clean chit by the government. The investigation concluded that the company had no involvement in the scam.

VV Minerals is a family owned company and other members of the management committee include, S Jegatheesan, J Muthurajan and V Subramanian.

Monday, 8 December 2014

VV Mineral, Vaikundarajan Products and their Uses

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VV Mineral, Vaikundarajan is engaged in mining, manufacturing, and exporting heavy minerals like garnet, ilmenite, rutile, and zircon. these products are used in various applications, including sand blasting, water jet cutting, water filtration, surface preparation, and other applications; and paint and plastics industries, the paper industry, welding electrodes, processing of graded steel, photo grey sun glasses, titanium metal preparation, coatings and lining for blast furnace hearth, aerospace, nuclear powered submarine, sport and medicine, water purification, cosmetics products, and drilling liquid manufacturing applications. 

The products manufactured by VV Minerals are also used majorly in creating TiO2 pigments, welding electrodes, titanium metals, coloring agents in ceramic and glass products, and fillers in paints; and ceramics and refractory tiles, and for a range of other high-tech applications. 

It serves customers in Europe, the Middle East, East Asia, Australia, and the United States. The company was founded in 1989 and is based in Tisaiyanvilai, India.

Key executives of VV Minerals, India include Mr. S. Vaikundarajan, who is the chairman and Managing Director of the company and other managing directors include, Mr. S. Jegatheesan, Mr. J Muthurajan and Mr. V. Subramanian

Friday, 21 November 2014

Importance Of Mining Explained By VV Mineral, Subramanian

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Without heavy minerals, a vast range of everyday domestic and vital industrial products would just not exist. On an average day you will probably come in contact with atlease 100 items that have been manufactured from industrial minerals. Modern aircraft, ships and defence industries are highly dependent on rutile, zircon and TiO2 products to meet their manufacturing demands.

The Managing Director of VV Minerals, India, Mr. V. Subramanian once in an interview said, “Without mining, manufacturing industry would soon collapse like a pack of loose cards”.

None can disagree with this because if there is no mining there can be no industries. Everything from a tiny bolt to industrial fuel like diesel is generated from mining.

Besides, heavy mineral mining is an eco-friendly industry which is free from air, water and noise pollution.

However, the under utilization of heavy minerals in India has resulted in poor exposure in the international markets. If India is to tap more of the natural resources available to us, the economic gains will be exceptionally high.  Out of 7500 km seashore in india only 40 km of beach stretch is available for heavy mineral mining

VV Mineral, V. Subramanian is the son of Mr. S. Vaikundarajan who founded this company in the year 1989. Since then, they have achieved great success in the industry, locally as well on global fronts.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

VV Mineral, Vaikundarajan Pioneers The Heavy Mineral Market Across The World

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VV Mineral a heavy mineral mining company is based in Tamil Nadu and owned by a father-son duo Mr. S Vaikundarajan and his son V Subramanian. Their Garnet and Ilmenite division is based in Keeraikaranthattu Tisayanvilai in Tamil Nadu.

They deal with heavy mineral mining of minerals such as Garnet, Ilmenite, Rutile and Zircon. They also produce Titanium Dioxide pigments. They are the only company in India to produce TiO2 pigments. Ilmenite is a very important raw material used in the making of TiO2. This mineral is abundantly found on the beaches of Tisayanvilai. This is a major advantage for VV Minerals, India. They are the first company in India to export ilmenite to other nations, hence, pioneering the path for others in the industry for export of heavy minerals. They have a huge market share in East Asia, Africa, Europe and Australia.

However, due to some cumbersome government permission processes and high duties imposed on the products the industry is not developing as much as its real potential is. VV Mineral, Vaikundarajan may be the best in the industry, but they are still falling short on the amount of material production from their units. Because the amount of heavy minerals available to india is much higher than the actual amount that is mined manufactured and exported. As a result, the waves that bring in these minerals also take them away and make them settle on shores of other neighboring nations.

Countries like Sri Lanka and Australia are benefitting greatly because of the under-utilization of minerals from our end. Because the minerals that we do not use go and settle on their shores and they have the capability and understanding of the importance of such minerals.

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

No Connections Seen Between Beach Sand Mining Tycoon VV Mineral, Vaikundarajan And Jayalalitha

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S.Vaikundarajan is involved in large scale beach mineral mining in the southern districts of Tamil Nadu. His company VV Minerals, India is the leading heavy mineral mining company in the entire nation.

Mr. S. Vaikundarajan, owner of VV Minerals, Mining is all set to become world leaders in the heavy mineral mining industry. They conduct beach sand mining of minerals like garnet, zircon, rutile and ilmenite. They have been one of the first private companies in India to start exporting such minerals commercially to other nations. Established in 1989, they have now become a global super power in this industry. Nonetheless, they now aim to be the best all over the world.

VV Mineral, Vaikundarajan have received innumerous awards and accolades in the export business. The Industry in Tamil Nadu is right now at a standstill, because of the illegal sand mining activities conducted by a few private miners. Initially, even VV Mineral was alleged in this scam but after the investigations were conducted and concluded they were given the green chit from the central government, as their involvement in the scam was proven a hoax.

They are family grown business and other eminent members of the management committee include, S Jegatheesan, J Muthurajan and V Subramanian.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Factory Day Celebrations At VV Minerals, VVTi Factory

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16th October 2014, marked the celebrations of VVTi Factory day, organized by VV Minerals. The celebrations started about a month ago, with various sports events and fun talent competitions for the employees of VVTi. 

School children from nearby areas and other spectators were also included in the merriment including games such as cricket, volleyball and kabbadi matches. 

On Factory Day, the awards, trophies and prizes to winners across all categories were distributed by the chief guest Mr. R. Chandrasekaran. To add to the significance of this day, a blood donation camp was also organized for employees of VV Mineral, Mining.  

In addition, several interesting activities such as drawing competition, poetry competition, essay writing and singing competition were conducted during the month-long calendar of activities planned for the employees

Mr. V. Subramanian, the managing director of VV Minerals, India, said in a speech, “As part and parcel of this sustenance exercise we ensure that employees relax, rejuvenate, compete, aspire, develop and also feel a sense of pride in contributing towards society as they do to the company in their respective humble ways.”

VV Minerals, Vaikundarajan is a heavy mineral mining company based in Tamil Nadu. They are a CSR driven organization and care deeply about environment and their employees. 

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Life Works Of Vaikundarajan

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Vaikundarajan hails from a jaggery maker’s family, but 25 years ago, he decided to break away from the family business and started something of his own which was unconventional. He set up VV Minerals in the year 1989. With just a humble turnover of 64 lakh per anum, VV Minerals, India, started off as a small scale company. Today, it is one of the biggest exporters of heavy minerals in India with a turnover of over 900 crore.

Mr. Subiah Vaikundarajan owes his success to his father, as he walked the journey of life on principles laid down by him. He feels that India is not utilizing the resources gifted to us by nature. He describes the scenario as a criminal waste of minerals, as these minerals will not stay on the shores for too long. The constant action of waves and wind will transport them back to the sea. They will settle on the shores of some other country and they will reap the benefits of our riches.

Despite being awarded as the largest Garnet manufacturer by the government Vaikundarajan believes that the amount they have manufactured is very insignificant compared to what exists on the beaches.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Products Of VV Mineral, A Private Heavy Mineral Mining Company Owned By S. Vaikundarajan

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VV Mineral, Vaikundarajan is 2 decades old heavy mineral mining company based in Tamil Nadu. They are the nation’s leading miners and exporters of heavy minerals. They have a humongous output of about 700000 metric tones of heavy minerals gathered over 40 km of beach stretch in Tisayanvilai.

VV Minerals mines and manufactures mostly 4 products. The main mineral is Garnet which is found in abundance on these beaches. They also extract ilmenite and rutile which are used in making Titanium dioxide pigments. Lastly, they also deal with mining and processing minerals like Zircon, Sillimanite and Leucoxene.

About 7000 acres of mineral rich sand is present in the mining areas, which makes VV Minerals leaders in the industry. They are the first private company in India holding granted license for Mining and Exporting of Ilmenite from the Government of India.

Garnet Abrasive is mainly used for Water Filtration, Sand Blasting, Water Jet Cutting, Surface Preparation and other applications. Ilmenite is mainly used for manufacturing Titanium dioxide pigment, Titanium slag and other products; Rutile is mainly used for Welding Electrode , Titanium metal and pigment industries and Zircon for the production of opacifiers, glazes and frits, floor and decorative tiles, sanitary ware, glass and steel refractory, metal castings and specialised glass. Also, Sillimanite is used in refractories

VV Minerals, India is part of a larger company known as VV Group of Companies, all owned by S. Vaikundarajan. VV Minerals also has other directors, namely, V. Subramanian, S Jegatheesan and J Muthurajan.

Monday, 29 September 2014

VV Minerals Not Associated With Illegal Mining Of 96K Crore In Tamil Nadu

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Heavy mineral mining in India is carried out extensively along the coast of Tamil Nadu as it is highly blessed with the gift of such minerals. Apparently, Tamil Nadu is the highest exporter of these minerals and the highest contributor to the state is a private company VV Minerals. During recent times it has been noticed that due to several reasons the heavy mineral mining business is experiencing a tough time in India. The never ending scams in this sector have also given way to speculations and generalizations.

Sometimes the causes of things are unknown to us and we are bound predict. This is one such case where VV Mineral is being answerable for something that has not occurred due to it. The mining on the Tuticorin Coast was done under levels of control by VV Mineral mining team. S. Vaikundarajan is one of those people who believes in good for the society and always follows his ethics when it comes to business. Therefore, he can never be the one behind the illegal mining.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Nuclear Gold In Sand Lies Unharmed After Sand Mining Activities By VV Minerals

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VV Minerals is a private heavy mineral mining company that has been mining beach sand that includes radioactive minerals on the Kanyakumari coast. This Company is into this business for the past two decades now and all their mining activities are carried out under the supervision of expert engineers who have complete knowledge on heavy mineral mining. Mining of such heavy minerals is not a joke and thus, VV Mineral, Vaikundarajan make sure that it is done very cautiously without causing any harm to the environment.

The nuclear gold in the sand is left behind unharmed and undamaged after the mining activities are completed by VV Minerals, Vaikundarajan realizes his responsibility towards his fellows, society and the environment and does not fail to fulfill his duties. The CSR initiatives by VV Minerals are worth mentioning as by way of these initiatives S. Vaikundarajan tries to repay the society in whatever ways he can. VV Minerals believes in sustainable development that would prove to be beneficial to everyone. Following the government norms and rules has always been their major strength throughout that has also helped them build a good image in the society.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

AAP News Fake. No Commercial Ties Between Ms. V.K. Sasikala’s Family And VV Minerals, Vaikundarajan





Aam Aadmi Party has accused VV Minerals of having relations with J. Jayalalithaa and V.K.Sasikala and that they have helped S. Vaikundarajan to come out of the Thorium Scam. However, these are all rumors as VV Minerals has was not involved in any scam and has not bribed anybody.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

VV Mineral Wrongly Accused Of Illegal Beach Mining Aims At Conserving The Environment





VV Minerals, a private mineral mining company that was dragged into the false case of illegal beach mining conducts its business with transparency and a lot of honesty. S. Vaikundarajan always believes in giving back to the society and the environment and that is the reason why he is so respected by the people in society.

Monday, 1 September 2014

Illegal Beach Sand Mining Issue which was Taken Up In Supreme Court is Now Dismissed

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The illegal beach mining allegations on VV Mineral chairman Vaikundarajan are now dismissed by the Supreme Court.

VV Minerals has been given the ‘green card’ by the Central government to enhance mineral export from India.

The private mineral exporter, one of the leading miners, processors and exporters of rare earth in the country is said to have received the export award for the last 22 years consecutively.

Receiving the award on behalf of VV Minerals, its chairman S. Vaikundarajan is said to have assured to ensure mineral mining within the norms stipulated by the state and the central governments.

He added that the company adhered to its responsibilities to people in the areas of its operation through its effective CSR programmes too. He added that VV Minerals had its top officials specially trained by the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE).

Source: Deccan Chronicle: http://www.deccanchronicle.com/131229/news-current-affairs/article/v-v-minerals-gets-green-card-centre

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

The Probe Ordered To Suspend Beach Mineral Mining In TN Is Now Concluded

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The investigations are over at the accused premises in the illegal mining scam in Tamil Nadu. The alleged private companies have been proven innocent as no sufficient evidence has been found against any illegal activities or Thorium scam.  Illegal beach mining of minerals like garnet and ilmenite as well as Thorium is not conducted at VV Minerals.

VV Minerals, India owned by Mr. S. Vaikundarajan, was given the green chit by the central government according to a news report in Deccan Chronicle. The company has been given a go to enhance mineral export from India.

VV Minerals, India being the one of the biggest garnet exporters of India are also the very first private companies to export ilmenite from India. It is a family grown business started by Mr. S Vaikundarajan. The other eminent members involved in the top management of the company include Mr. J Muthurajan and Mr. V. Subramanian, both holding the Managing Directors chair. The company mainly deals with Zircon mining, rutile mining, garnet mining and ilmenite mining.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Heavy Mineral Mining Industry Underperforms Due To 3000 Pending Applications On Mining Leases





Time is the most important in today's world which is not given importance in India. The Indian system is very slow when it comes to processes and timely decisions. There are close to 3,000 pending leases applications relating to the heavy mineral mining industry that are yet to be cleared which in turn, is the reason behind the slow growth of this industry says V Subramanian, Director, VV Minerals.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

MEAI Joins Vaikundarajan In His Plea For A Favourable Mining Environment In India

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India as a country has rich mineral reserves that can be utilised for heavy mineral mining. However, the industrial scenario is somehow not quite welcoming for the investors in this field which is reason enough for this industry to not fully prosper and flourish as opposed to how it should. MEAI which is a leading body of mining professionals has also joined S. Vaikundarajan in his request to the government to improve the present scenario in the mining industry.  They have put forward that there should be new industrial policies stating mining to be of utmost priority in the mineral bearing belts.

Currently, the forest department has been creating quite some problems to the mining companies by claiming land on these mineral bearing belts and alleging that the land is for shelter bed development.  VV Minerals Chairman, S. Vaikundarajan who is one of the major players in this industry has clearly stated this as an upcoming problem. S. Vaikundarajan also mentioned that the government regulations are completely nonviable which result in increasing the cost of production leading to unfavourable trade. Therefore, the need of the hour is that the government takes a step forward in maintaining favourable regulations in the mining industry.

Monday, 4 August 2014

Free Eye Check Up At VV Mineral Titanium Pvt. Ltd. Premises

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VV Mineral the top heavy mineral mining company in India conducted a free eye check up camp for VV Titanium & Pigmnets Pvt. Ltd. employees on July 31st and August 1st 2014. A set of trained Ophthalmologist from Dr. Agarwal's Eye Hospital were available in their campus to conduct this camp. This was one of their CSR driven initiatives to benefit their employees.

The two day eye check up camp held at their factory premises impacted 400 people some of which were employees of VV Mineral and others were local nearby villagers. Free eye check up, medicines as well as spectacles were provided to all the people who came. In addition, Awareness programmes on various communicable diseases are also an integral part of the initiative. A poster campaign on creating awareness on need of eye donation was also initiated at VV Ti factory, Tuticorin district.

The Managing Director Mr. S. Vaikundarajan expressing his thoughts said, “We are enthused about this eye check up camp which will help brighten the lives of people around us. Going forward, we pledge ourselves to create best healthcare scenario around us as a socially responsible company.  We are fully committed to creating a favourable environment around our workplace in a sustained manner.”

Monday, 28 July 2014

Hoping For A Better scenario In The Mining Industry Unlike Earlier, S Vaikundarajan

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India is endowed with great mineral and sand resources in high quantities which have the potential to cater to the entire world’s market and VV Minerals is one of the leading private heavy mineral mining companies. However this resource is not fully tapped due to several reasons believes S Vaikundarajan. The present Indian mining policies are not in compliance with the practical conditions which is barring the growth of this industry. There are several factors like lack of port infrastructure and power supply that come in way of mining activities and end up in raising operational costs substantially.

The laws of the government pertaining to the mining industry do not consider the needs of the trade and lack of awareness and clarity among officials continues to hamper the development of this sector. Mining is such a lucrative industry in India which if carefully developed will yield high returns and also help in poverty alleviation, generating employment and economic growth. Therefore S Vaikundarajan hopes that the new government will surely look into the needs of this particular sector and help in its development.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Importance Of Monazite In India

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Monazite is the only commercially important rare earth mineral in India. India can very well progress in this field of mining. Yet it has not made any significant development, in fact the plan of buying mines abroad has also come to a standstill.

The public sector company of India has not sold radioactive monazite mined in the last 10 years in Orissa.

"Countries having rare earth resources are possessive regarding its free export and exploration by outsiders. Hence acquiring rare earth bearing mineral assets overseas is a challenging task and needs support of the government for materializing such acquisitions," Chairman & Managing Director RN Patra told ET.

The second reason coming in the way of flourishing the rare earth industry in India is that it is not a part of the non- proliferation treaty, which makes it harder for access in the global rare earth’s industry.

"India is depending on China for import. This is not a happy situation. Imports are costly as the supply of rare earth minerals is limited elsewhere. China is using exports of rare earth minerals as a geopolitical tool," said Brahma Chellaney, professor of Strategic Studies at the Centre for Policy Research. IREL has seen profits tumbling in the last ten years.

The profit earned in the year 2013 was half of what it was in the year 2008. Which clearly shows how misguided the industry is.

Other industries related rare earth mining is the heavy mineral mining industry. The key players are VV Mineral in Tamil Nadu owned by S. Vaikundarajan. They mainly deal with Zircon mining, Rutile mining, Garnet mining and Ilmenite mining.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

V. Subramanian, Director V.V. Mineral Talks About Hurdles In The Beach Mineral Mining Sector

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According to Mr. V Subramanian, the hurdles faced by the company can be divided on basis of market segments.


Mining And Import-Export: The export duty on ilmenite is very high which leads to uncompetitive prospects in the global markets. No other nation imposes export duty on ilmenite.

Lack Of Port Infrastructure: Most of the mineral operations are in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh. We don't have port that's deeper than 11 - 13 meters.  This makes us ship in small ships, making the freight more expensive. Proximity of the mineral sands deposits to the ports are also an issue as this raises the transportation cost substantially.  Lack of sufficient power, which again makes our own captive generation using diesel generators very expensive, almost thrice the cost of Grid power.

In Terms Of Mining: Abnormal delay in getting approvals for Mineral Concession. Delay in getting mining plan approval/Scheme Approval from Indian Bureau of Mines as well as Atomic Minerals Directorate. Delay in getting CRZ Clearance from government of India, Ministry of Environment and Forest. Delay in getting Environmental Clearance from Ministry of Environment and Forest.

In terms Of Processing: Laws framed by the government to protect coastal Processing units actually have not taken the interest of the beach mineral industry into account.

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Monday, 7 July 2014

S. Vaikundarajan Not Under Scanner Any More For Illegal Mining Scam

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Mr. S. Vaikundarajan, chairman of VV Minerals which was under scanner for illegal mining to the tune of Rs 96 crore is now declared innocent.

Recently there have been a couple of reports that are inferring that the mining ban implemented in Tamil Nadu for heavy mineral mining may be uplifted in the next month. The ban was put into action last year in August when there were allegations put up against certain private heavy mineral mining companies for mining of wrong minerals.

VV Minerals accused in the illegal sand mining is proven innocent.  Mr. S. Vaikundarajan, the owner of VV Minerals, India, was alleged in a beach mineral mining scam in August last year. However, after a detailed investigation by the Indian Bureau of Mines which is a part of the Ministry of Mines it was found that VV Minerals the largest mining manufacturer and exporter of garnet and ilmenite were innocent. The company’s top management includes Mr. Jegatheesan, Mr. J Muthurajan, and Mr. V Subramanian.

Friday, 4 July 2014

S Vaikundarajan’s Concern For The Environment

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S. Vaikundarajan has great love towards nature and he always believes in giving back to mother earth. That is the reason why his heavy mineral mining company, VV Mineral takes great care of the environmental factors while conducting their mining business. VV Mineral, India is very strict when it comes to ill treating the environment. They follow certain norms and never violate government regulations.

VV Mineral, mining conducts regular monitoring of ground water levels and quality of air using latest methods. VV Mineral, Vaikundarajan has also dedicated an in-house ‘Environmental Cell’ with sophisticated laboratory exclusively for this purpose. VV Minerals have procured all the statutory compliances including CRZ (coastal regulation zone) and they work complying with all the regulations. They also generate power through wind mills and also use Gasifiers to save fossil fuels so that the environment is not harmed in any way. VV Mineral is one of the only companies with an in-house environmental engineer and 30 Government-trained Radiological Safety Officers.  They also make sure that they do not cause any kind of pollution.  Therefore, S. Vaikundarajan takes great care in running his heavy mineral mining company and also looking into the needs of the environment.

Monday, 30 June 2014

The Truth Behind The News Stories About Illegal Beach Mining In Tamil Nadu





The following video gives information about the various news articles circling around on the internet about the illegal beach mining in Tamil Nadu. Some of them are old and have wrong facts, while some are updated with the latest developments in the case and contain the real facts. The private heavy mineral mining company VV Minerals, India, owned by Mr. S. Vaikundarajan is given a green chit by the Central Government long ago, yet these old news articles make it all confusing. Hence, watch further to find out the truth behind the illegal mining scam of Tamil Nadu.

Friday, 27 June 2014

VV Mineral’s Responsibility Towards The Local Community In Tamil Nadu

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VV Minerals the top heavy mineral mining company in Tamil Nadu based in Tisayanvilai. They have various policies that are formed to benefit the local communities in Tamil Nadu. The most prominent advantage of VV Minerals existence is that they provide employment to the locals. They employ about 7000 people presently. Every year they distribute free notebooks to schools in the local areas. They also help in the improvement of basic infrastructural facilities for the schools, for example providing them with benches desks and blackboards.

Last year VV Minerals had conducted a Dengue fever camp and a blood donation camp. They also held eye camps for the local people. They have also constructed a permanent health centre for the public where they can avail free health checkups all round the year.

Other things that VV Minerals, India does are construction of bus shelters and donations for construction of churches, mosques and temples. VV Minerals is a privately owned company which is owned by Mr. S. Vaikundarajan. Within two decades of its existence they have revolutionized the beach mineral mining industry for the good in the entire nation.

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

How Is The Raw Material Transported From VV Minerals

VV Mineral Warehouses
VV Mineral is the leading companies that conduct heavy mineral mining in Tamil Nadu. They are India’s biggest mining, manufacturers and exporters of Garnet. They have been awarded as the ‘Number One Garnet Exporters’ of our country. They also undertake Zircon mining, Rutile mining and Ilmenite mining. It is family grown business started by Mr. S Vaikundarajan, Chairman of VV Group of companies.

They have 3 huge warehouses near their mining sites.

The top notch transport facilities owned by VV Minerals helps in transporting the raw materials from the warehouses to the port facilities.




VV Minerals Logistics



After the raw material is transported to the port, the next step is to load the minerals on the ship.

After the minerals are loaded these ships go to different places in Europe, USA, South Africa, Middle East and East Asia.

Monday, 23 June 2014

The MEAI Urges The New PM To Uplift The Ban




The following video contains information about the MEAI urging the new government to uplift the mining ban in Goa and Odisha.  It also provided information about their mining activities in India. They are the largest  Ilmenite manufacturers and exporters in India. They are the first private ilmenite exporters of India. VV Minerals India has a huge market share in Europe, Middle East, East Asia, Australia and USA. They are based in Tamil Nadu and the company is owned by Mr. S. Vaikundarajan.

Thursday, 19 June 2014

The Truth Behind The Illegal Beach Mining In Tamil Nadu By VV Minerals

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The video footage provided below is the revelation of how VV Minerals, India was tricked into a scam they were never a part of. According to the footage, the main person responsible for this entire misunderstanding was Mr. Daya Devdas. The video clearly shows how a group of men who have planned the conspiracy against VV Minerals, India, only because of the envious nature of one man, i.e. V Sundaram.

The privately owned heavy mineral mining company owned by Mr. S. Vaikundarajan, has been swindled into a illegal heavy mineral mining scam that they never did.

The other members who were tricked into it were the brothers and managing directors of the company, namely, Mr. Jegatheesan and Mr. J. Muthurajan.

These videos are featured on the following blogs, to find out how this whole conspiracy was planned visit:
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Friday, 13 June 2014

Free Books Distribution Camp On World Day Against Child Labour By V. V. Minerals

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On June 12, 2014, which is celebrated as World Day against Child Labour, VV Minerals, India owned by Mr. S. Vaikundarajan carried out an initiative to benefit poor school children and workers family living in the area by giving them free notebooks. In order to improve the quality of education of the society and community the management of VV Minerals held camps of free books distribution at various establishments of the company.

The ‘Education for all’ campaign that they called it was held at Tuticorin, Thirunveli, Kanyakumari, Peramabalur and Trichy districts in Tamil Nadu. All the nearby schools were given free notebooks, with a total number of 25000 books distributed overall.

This initiative encompasses more than 200 schools in and around the five districts. In addition, the endeavour is aimed at providing easy access to learning and enlightenment to the poor and needy students who can’t afford to buy notebooks and right to free education is a dream.

Speaking about VVM’s efforts to empower the school students and create a sustainable educated environment around their community, Mr. Vaikundarajan, Founder Chairman & Managing Director – V V Group of Companies, said: “On World Day Against Child Labour, we are a staunch supporter of rights of child and are against any form of child labour. This is just a small step forward to bring smiles in the lives of school students in various locations as a socially responsible company.  We are fully committed to fostering a favourable environment around our workplace and make it a better place by enriching the lives of school kids in a sustained manner. Going forward, we also plan to open up Library cum learning centre in primary schools in a phased manner.”

V.V. Mineral is India's largest heavy mineral mining, Manufacturer and Exporter of heavy minerals. They deal with zircon mining, garnet mining and titanium ores like rutile mining and ilmenite mining.

Friday, 6 June 2014

VV Minerals Chairman Vaikundarajan Under Scanner For Illegal Sand Mining May Not Be At Fault

VV Mineral
Finally there seem to be some developments in the illegal sand mining case of Tamil Nadu because of which the government had placed a ban on heavy mineral mining. There was a news article recently published on The Hindu Business line on May 30, 2014, which mentioned that the Madras High Court has ordered the investigations to be concluded in one month’s time.

Previously, there were a couple of more news reports in Deccan Chronicle that suggested that VV Minerals was given the green card by the Central Government. Also, on the Business Standard news portal, there was a news story which stated that there is no evidence stating that there was any illegal activity conducted by the company owned by Mr. S. Vaikundarajan.

The man who was under the scanned for illegal sand mining of minerals worth 96k crore, may in fact not be at fault. Because according to Jaideep Prabhu, a journalist for DNA news portal in his news article on April 28, 2014, the four allegations put on the private companies who conduct heavy mineral mining like VV Minerals, India had perfectly logical explanations. The first was that the company did not allow some people in their premises, wherein it is actually illegal for them to allow people who are not authorized by government officials. The second was about the missing amounts of thorium in the report presented in the Lok Sabha. According to the allegation, they suspected the private companies of hoarding or illegally exporting thorium. However, the government does not even give private companies permission for thorium mining.

Similarly the Third and Fourth have reasonable explanations.

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

The Hopes Are High For The Ban To Be Uplifted

Illegal Sand Mining

 R Balaji describes the heavy mineral mining industry’s current scenario in a recent news story on the Hindu Business line. He states that the industry is currently at a standstill because the Government has banned beach mineral mining across the state last year in the month of August, due to some complaints of illegal sand mining

The government apparently had ordered an enquiry last year but no verdict has been passed yet. VV Minerals, India, the largest heavy mineral mining company in the country is responsible for more than three quarters of the beach mineral mining activity in Tamil Nadu. However, it is shut down because of this ban, resulting in unemployment to over many thousands of people and loss of the nation’s economy. 

In a statement given by Mr. V Subramanian, the Managing Partner of VV Minerals, India, he stated that this ban has handicapped the domestic industry. According to his knowledge, the industry contributes to about Rs. 3500 crore in foreign exchange. The State Government is also losing out on annual revenues of Rs. 200 crore in royalty apart from taxes, he said

With the unimaginable losses already suffered by the private companies dealing with heavy mineral mining, they are collectively urging the government to fasten the process of this inquiry and punish only the ones who have done wrong instead of making the entire industry suffer.

VV Minerals is privately owned by Mr. S Vaikundarajan. The top management includes Mr. V. Subramanian, Mr. J Muthurajan and Mr. Jegatheesan.

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Acquisition Of Kilburn Chemicals Brought A Major Hike To VV Mineral: Vaikundarajan Subramanian

Heavy Mineral Mining
According to a recent interview with India Infoline on 28th May 2014, Mr. V Subramanian, the son of S. Vaikundarajan stated that the takeover of Kilburn Chemicals was a major event which lead to VV Minerals becoming the first private mineral producer for TiO2 products in India. With his vast experience in the heavy mineral mining industry, Mr. Subramanian was proud to be one of the few 3 to 4 companies in the world to have their own mine production for Tio2.

He believes that this take over took the company to higher edge from being just a mining company to a pigment producer.  This event not only adds value to their minerals but also provides employment, earn higher foreign exchange, and mark an Indian presence in Tio2 market which is dominated by China and western countries.

VV Minerals, India also sees this event as an opportunity to get a better insight of the global markets and allows them to expand their operations in the pigment market. Probably one day even dominate in global markets. VV Minerals, Vaikundarajan is based in Tamil Nadu. Their mine sites are mainly based in Tuticorin and Tisayanvilai. Currently they hold number one position for ilmenite mining, and Garnet mining. They are also the number one garnet exporters of the country.

Monday, 26 May 2014

First Accusation Of The Thorium Scam On VV Mineral

Thorium Scam
The Indian Bureau of Mines has revealed that the company involved in the illegal heavy mineral mining scam is VV Mineral. But the newspaper article that was published did not mention any names. The first claim that they stated said that there was certain evidence found which stated that there were some people who were denied access to the beaches where they conducted sand mining. They claimed that sand mining was conducted in these areas and was transported to warehouses where they stored the Monazite mineral.

According to the DNA article published on April 28th by Jaideep Prabhu, there are two possible explanations to this claim. Firstly, private corporations like VV Minerals cannot let unauthorized people to access their facilities ranging from warehouses or beach fronts where they conduct heavy mineral mining for safety and security reasons. According to his knowledge, it would even be illegal for private to companies to allow pedestrians in the mining areas. Secondly, these mining facilities are supposedly under the jurisdiction on AERB and only after you get authorization from them is it possible for the visitors and inspectors to enter the premises storing nuclear minerals.

Hence, there can be a logical explanation as to why these occurrences took place in the first place. VV Minerals India is a highly recognized heavy mineral mining company in India. It is family grown business started by Mr. S Vaikundarajan, Chairman of VV Group of companies. They are India’s biggest mining, manufacturers and exporters of Garnet. They have been awarded as the ‘Number One Garnet Exporters’ of our country. They also undertake Zircon mining,  Rutile mining and Ilmenite mining.

Friday, 23 May 2014

Quality Control Checks Done At V.V. Mineral



The following video contains information about Various Quality Control Checks Done At V.V. Mineral. It also provided information about their mining activities in India. They are the largest  Ilmenite manufacturers and exporters in India. They are the first private ilmenite exporters of India. VV Minerals India has a huge market share in Europe, Middle East, East Asia, Australia and USA. They are based in Tamil Nadu and the company is owned by Mr. S. Vaikundarajan.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Various Environment Protection Initiatives By V.V. Mineral



The following video contains facts information about the eco- friendly activities conducted by V.V.  Mineral. They are the largest  Ilmenite manufacturers and exporters in India. They are the first private ilmenite exporters of India. VV Minerals India has a huge market share in Europe, Middle East, East Asia, Australia and USA. They are based in Tamil Nadu and the company is owned by Mr. S. Vaikundarajan.

Thursday, 15 May 2014

How Are Wind Turbines Used As A Renewable Energy Source?


 The following video contains facts about what are wind turbines and how they can be utilized for sustainable heavy mineral mining processes. It also provides information about the largest  heavy mineral manufacturers and exporters in India, like VV Mineral. They are the first private ilmenite exporters of India. VV Minerals India has a huge market share in Europe, Middle East, East Asia, Australia and USA. They are based in Tamil Nadu and the company is owned by Mr. S. Vaikundarajan.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Licenses Required For Operating Mining Activities For Beach Minerals In India

The following permissions are clearances are required in order to set up mining operations and processing plants for beach sand minerals in the coastal areas in India:

The opening of the mining operations for beach sand minerals in the coast and the setting up of the processing plants involves the need for following permissions/ clearances.

MINING:

State Government- Grant of Mining Lease[s] for 30 years.

Indian Bureau of Mines- Approval of Mining Plans

Pollution Control Board-

     [a] Environment Clearance

     [b] Consent for Establishment [c] Consent for Operation

IV .State Coastal Zone Management Authority & Ministry of Environment &Forests, {MoEF}, N.Delhi

Coastal Regulation Zone [CRZ} permission from the MoEF

PROCESSING FACILITIES:

[A]TN Pollution Control Board-

              [a] Consent for Establishment under both Water & Air Acts

              [b] Consent for Operation under both Water & Air Acts

These clearances are to be obtained afresh, whenever there are changes in the expansion, modifications in the process etc.

    [B] ATOMIC ENERGY REGULATORY BOARD {AERB}, Mumbai

              [a] Handling license for radioactive minerals

              [b] Training of Personnel in handling the minerals & Safety regulations

VV Minerals India, a private mining manufacturer and exporter of heavy minerals in Tamil Nadu, complies with all the above licenses and has attained all the necessary permissions for setting up their mining plants.

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Reduction In Carbon Footprint

Beach Sand Mining
A carbon footprint can be defined as the total sets of greenhouse gas emissions caused by an organization, event, product or person. It is the amount of carbon we emit individually in any one-year period. Many businesses are taking the lead through environmental policies and actions. The heavy mineral mining industry probably responsible for a lot of Carbon emissions, as it involves processes where a lot of machines are used to process the sand, then separate it, and then to grade it according to their sizes and densities.

VV Mineral mining is India's largest Heavy Mineral Mining, Manufacturer and Exporter of Garnet & Ilmenite. Established in 1989, the company have achieved significant market share in Europe, Middle East, East Asia, Australia and USA.  It is family grown business started by Mr. S Vaikundarajan, Chairman of VV Group of companies.

VV Mineral employs the best global practices and latest equipment and infrastructure to ensure that all their activities are eco friendly and do not harm the environment. They adopt sun drying of mineral concentrates to save 133 kg of carbon dioxide per ton of product, which equals 100,000 tons of Co₂ savings per year, thus, fulfilling their duty of reducing their carbon footprint.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Processing Standards At VV Mineral

Processing Standards
V.V. Mineral the country’s leading heavy mineral mining company began its journey in the year 1989, in which it was established. Some of the most influential people in laying down the foundations of the company include Mr. Vaikundarajan and Mr. V. Subramanian.

There are five wet plants situated close to the mining areas for up-grading the mined ore in mining area itself. There are six dry plants situated close to the mining areas and equipped with state-of-the-art machinery. The plants are equipped with machines from ERIEZ - USA, Linatex, Corona Stat from Australia, Rotex screens from USA and MINOX Grading Machinery imported from Germany.

Most of V.V. Mineral’s Australian equipments are from Downer EDI Mining, Australia (Previously Roche Mining). And, most of the processing machinery is imported, and wherever necessary, indigenous designs have been adopted by the team of Engineers and R&D.

The total capacity of the machinery is about 14,000 metric tons of Garnet and 20,000 metric tons of ilmenite, 1000 metric tons of Zircon, 500 Metric Tons of Rutile per month. An autonomous quality control department is responsible for implementation of rigorous quality control checks in order to maintain our zero-rejection track record. 

VV Minerals India deals with Garnet mining, Rutile Mining, Ilmenite mining and Zircon Mining.

Welding Electrodes Using Rutile And Ilmenite

Rutile and Ilmenite
Rutile and ilmenite are heavy minerals mostly found in form of placer mineral deposits on the surface of sea shores and river banks. They are extracted using heavy mineral mining and are separated through various separation processes like gravity separation and magnetic separation. They are mainly used for industrial applications such as in the making of Titanium metal, as colouring agents, ceramic and glass products. Ilmenite is mainly used for making white walled tyres, glazed papers, plastic, printed fabrics, flooring materials like linoleum, pharmaceuticals, soaps face powders and other cosmetic products. And Rutile is mainly used for car paints, sunscreens, plastics, paper and textiles, as well as a growing number of foodstuffs and cosmetics.

Enriched concentrate of ilmenite is used for production of welding electrodes of rutile. The principal industrial application of rutile is in the manufacture of titanium dioxide or synthetic rutile and welding rod coating.

However, ilmenite coatings are considered to be inferior to rutile coatings on welding electrodes. Although ilmenite is considerably cheaper than Rutile, Rutile electrodes are preferred over ilmenite welding electrodes.

VV Mineral is one of India, major manufacturer and exporter of Ilmenite and Rutile. VV Minerals, India is also the first private ilmenite exporter of the country. The annual output of 2,25,000 metric tons of Ilmenite is unmatched till date. It is family grown business started by Mr. S Vaikundarajan, Chairman of VV Group of companies.

Monday, 21 April 2014

The Difference Between Underground Mining And Surface Mining

The process of removal of essential mineral ores or geological substances from soil or sand is called mining. These minerals are of great value and are abundantly available in rocks and earth’s surface. Minerals can be metallic or non metallic and can be used for a several of purposes. 

Mining is conducted basically in two ways, either underground, or surface mining. Surface mines, or strip mines, are large pits where dirt and rock are removed to expose the minerals. Underground mines are large tunnels that are dug deep into the ground to reach minerals that are too far underground to be reached from surface mines.

Surface mining can be done on mountain tops or on surface of the beaches. The surface of the beach is rich with heavy minerals. Heavy mineral mining is carried out extensively in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. One of the leading companies that undertake heavy mineral mining is VV Mineral. VV Minerals India manufactures mainly four minerals i.e. Rutile, ilmenite, Zircon and Garnet. 

Underground mining is done mainly for minerals that are embedded deep in the soil, for example coal. Coal mining is a very economically beneficial activity and contributes greatly to the economy of our country.

Friday, 18 April 2014

What is Sustainable Mining

Sustainability in resource use and allocation is vital to the economic and social welfare future of the global community. Management of environmental resources such as land, fossil fuels, water and air will become increasingly important – forcing nations to do more with less.

Sustainable mining practices should be decided keeping in mind that present generations’ needs should not be adversely affecting the future. They also should maintain equilibrium in the eco-system. Rate of depletion of non renewable resources should be judicious. There should be minimum adverse effects to the environment.

Before mining the most important exercise, to be carried out very faithfully is prospecting and exploration. Prospecting is pre mining stage operation mainly confines to sufficient evidence of mineral occurrence in respect of shape, size, quantity, quality and economics.

Exploration is a dynamic process and continues during subsistence of mining period. It is expected it should lead ahead of mining operation for consistent updating the mineral reserve.

V.V. Mineral, a heavy mineral mining company based in Tamil Nadu is one the leading companies that conduct the mining activities in a sustainable effort and indulge in activities that are held for  the conservation of natural resources and energy. For example, VV Mineral uses sea water concentration plants to save fresh water as well as use wind as a renewable energy to generate power through wind turbines.

V.V Mineral is a family grown business started by Mr. S Vaikundarajan, Founder, Chairman & Managing Director, VV Group.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Logistics At VV Mineral

V.V. Mineral the country’s leading heavy mineral mining company began its journey in the year 1989. Over the years V. V. Minerals has grown in every aspect of their business. With various awards and expansion activities, V.V. Mineral holds number one position in India. 

We have a wholly-owned fleet of trucks, tippers, dozers, and trailers move the raw materials and finished products on time. Different types of vehicles are deployed for different transportation needs, including bulk material transportation.

For handling bulk bags, they own a full-fledged crane and forklifts to help in the handling of FIBC bags in the warehouse and for loading onto the containers. Such mechanization has ensured increased handling capacity and safer handling. In addition, in-house stuffing under the strict supervision of our quality control department enhances the safety aspect.

There are three big warehouses situated near by Tuticorin Sea port i.e. 5 km of the loading berth of the seaport - is the nerve center of our export operations with a capacity to store 300,000 - 450,000 metric tonnes of heavy minerals in our warehouses. With such a high capacity storage space near to the port, VVM assures quick and large shipments.

V.V. Mineral, India is a prestigious mining firm in Tamil Nadu which has the highest production and export rate of Garnet and Ilmenite annually.