VV Mineral India’s Vaikundarajan who lived a peaceful life away from the media glare was recently given a rude shock with false allegations of illegal heavy mineral mining along the coasts of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. Even though his rivals are making use of the fact that very little is know about this man, he is confident he will come out clean from this jealous mess.
VV Minerals India being blamed of illegal beach mining is as big a shock to those associated with the company as it is for its down-to-earth owner, S Vaikundarajan.
Vaikundarajan makes a fair point when he states the fact that there is no reason for VV Minerals India to indulge in illegal heavy mineral mining since they have always been on top of the game.
VV Minerals saw humble beginnings but grew from strength to strength over the past few years and have taken efforts to keep it that way.
Vaikundarajan also rubbished the reports regarding beach erosion citing natural causes. VV Minerals has also provided well for people falling under their mining areas.
VV Minerals has built schools, colleges and hospitals around the areas where they have worked and ensured the betterment of the dwellers.
VV Minerals’ involvement in illegal beach mining is at best speculative and an effort in marring their pristine reputation of twenty years in the mining industry.
VV Minerals has never had a reason to resort to illegal heavy mineral mining since when they started out there was no one to compete with or against.
VV Mineral Vaikundarajan may be the father of the VVM but S Jegatheesan is the reigning guardian of the mining company. If Vaikundarajan has brought his values and beliefs to the business, S Jegatheesan has brought his keen business and finance acumen to the board.
VV Mineral Vaikundarajan reveals that his competitors will go to any lengths to deface VV Minerals. He says first they got the collector of Tuticorin to claim an illegal beach sand mining scam. Then they alleged VV Minerals has connections with politicians and now they claim that the committee set up by the state government may be on its way to give us acquittal. However, none of it has any roots in reality.
S.Vaikundarajan, the owner of sand mineral firm VV Mineral India has no links with any political party or muscle whatsoever. Established back in 1989, the organisation has seen gradual growth into becoming a well known producer and exporter of minerals like garnet, ilmenite, rutile and zircon.
VV Mineral mines sands off of beaches on coasts of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kanyakumari. The organisation has tremendous knowledge of global trade practices. Over the years, VV Minerals has been conferred with countless awards in the export business.
Owing to the role played by a few mining companies, the heavy mineral mining industry in Tamil Nadu is languishing. When the scandal broke out, VV Mineral was also linked to this heinous thorium scam. So much so, the company was also accused of collaborating with political parties to get a sweeter deal. But as investigators found out, all of these claims were baseless and false.
VV Mineral is a family owned business and other eminent members of the management committee include, S Jegatheesan, J Muthurajan and V Subramanian.