Subbiah Vaikundarajan is from Kanyakumari and belonged to a family that made jaggery for a living. However, in the year 1989, he broke away from the family tradition and started his own business of mining heavy minerals from the sea shore. His long sought vision of understanding the importance of these minerals took him long way in the industry even in global markets.
This visionary young man had seen what the present generation still lack knowledge of. It wasn’t easy for him living in the coastal regions of South India where the most common professions included jaggery making, fishing and farming to take up a profession so unconventional. He built VV Minerals from a small scale company to a global company.
VV Minerals, India is based in Tisayanvilai in Tamil Nadu and deals with mining of minerals like garnet, ilmenite, rutile and zircon. S. Vaikundarajan is the founder and chairperson of the company, his son V. Subramanian is the Managing Director.
VV College of Engineering was established in the year 2010. The Chairman Mr. S Vaikundrajan is also the owner of VV Minerals, India which is the largest heavy mineral mining company in India. The college is located in Tirunelveli.
A Campus drive was held in V.V. College of Engineering for the students from the 2011 – 2015 Batch. Out of all 17 students were selected in this campus drive from VV College of Engineering.
Companies like Congruent Solutions which is Chennai based was also part of the campus drive. Other eminent companies were Sans Pareil IT Services Pvt. Ltd. also from Chennai and Dakshin Bharat Gateway Terminal Pvt. Ltd. from Tuticorin.
VV Minerals, Mining is a premier heavy mineral mining company based in Tamil Nadu. Other top management members include V. Subramanian, son of S. Vaikundarajan. They deal with beach sand mining of Garnet, Ilmenite, Rutile and Zircon.
VV Mineral is a heavy mineral mining company that was established in the year 1989. It’s based in Tamil Nadu. They manufacture heavy mineral products from beach sands such as Zircon, Rutile and Illmenite and Garnet.
VV Mineral, Mining conducts their operations in an eco friendly manner. To make sure they cause no harm to any individual or environment around the mining areas, they perform environment protection actions such as water conservation, power generation, afforestation.
Therefore, along with increasing the economical benefits of our country by export of valuable minerals, V.V. Minerals, India also restores the areas surrounding Tisayanvilai and other locations of Tamil Nadu with environmental remuneration.
The areas that they mine on, although it is not owned but leased from the Government, are restored with green vegetation, to make the land fertile and increase the prosperity of greenery. The places from where they manually extract the mineral sand from are reinstated with just silica particles so that there is not depreciation of land on beach areas.
They participate in initiatives that are held for conservation of natural renewable energy. For example, VV Mineral uses sea water concentration plants to save fresh water. Also, they make use of wind as a renewable energy to generate power through wind turbines.
Special inspection teams conducted raids at the sand quarry of VV Minerals, a heavy mineral mining company involved in Garnet mining, Zircon mining, ilmenite mining and rutile mining operations in Tuticorin district, and no large-scale illegal sand mining along the stretches of beaches at Vaipar, Vembar, Periyasamipuram and its surroundings in Vilathikulam taluk was found.
Two teams comprising District Revenue Officer, Special Deputy Collector (Stamps), Assistant Director of Mines, Revenue Divisional Officer-Kovilpatti, Pollution Control Board officials and other revenue officials conducted raids at the mining locations for over six hours . There were other companies where illegal mining activities were found. Fines would be imposed on the offender soon based on the findings of the final report submitted to the Collector.
VV Minerals, India is privately owned by S. Vaikundarajan and his son V Subramanian. Heavy mineral mining is an eco friendly process of extracting heavy minerals from beach sand. There is not possible sea erosion and environmental hazards attached to this activity.