The mining industry contributes remarkably to the Economy of India. The sand mining industry is one of the key contributors in the mining sector. Sand mining is a process to extract sand and other rare earth minerals from the open pits. These rare earth minerals generally consist of elements like ilmenite, rutile, garnet, zircon, sillimanite, leucoxene and monazite. These seven elements are extensively used in various day to day consumer products, as well as high tech applications.
Due to various conservative policies of government, the potential of private players in this industry is hindered. Beach sand-mining is different in many aspects. It is an important industry whose development is essential not just for India’s economic health but also strategic benefit. Until 1998, rare earth minerals were completely controlled by the government.
Globally, the rare earth mineral market is dominated by China with 97% of the export and India is the second largest exporter. Prices have increased, due to Beijing’s latest restrictions on rare earth minerals export. Countries like United States, France and Japan have being showing interest in the development of Indian rare earth mineral deposits.
In India, one of the largest producer and exporter of rare earth minerals like ilmenite is V. V. Mineral. The Managing Director and CEO of V. V. Mineral, S. Vaikundarajan said, “Though India is home to 35% of global rare earth minerals and 71% of world’s monazite reserve, China dominates the rare earth supply of the world. With a slight change in the policies, India can be the world top player of rare earth minerals.” Further he added, “Keeping in mind the current demand of beach minerals owing to rapid innovation, the Make in India objective of the government won’t be so difficult to achieve.”
Beach Sand Mining sector can turn out to be a triumphant Make In India programme, if appropriate acknowledgment and encouragement is given by the central and state governments.
Introduction: S Vaikundarajan of VV Minerals India is positive that he will come out clean from the alleged scam that has splattered his name across all newspapers and media channels. He is confident that good begets good.
Understanding that being No. 1 in an industry like mining comes with its own share of highs and lows, this helps him stay calm and composed.
S Vaikundarajan and brother S Jegatheesan form the life line of the mining ginatn VV Minerals. The brothers started working in mining twenty years ago and since then grown along with the company.
Wherever they have set up operations, they have always ensured an assessment of their surroundings and indulged in uplifting activities for the region and its people.
In addition, S Vaikundarajan and VV Minerals have been in the fore front of facilitating a good work environment for all their employees.
VV Mineral India has redirected its earnings through colleges and schools that foster learning amongst the future of India.
Even though the company is faced with difficult times and are being held responsible for a thorium scam od 96,000 crore along with being blames for the coastal erosion of the Tuticorin coast.
Through all of it, Vaikundarajan remains confident that good begets good. He strongly believes that since he has always been humane and considered the good of people, the good will is bound to return.
S Vaikundarajan has challenged the allegations made against him in the High Court and is patiently waiting for a good news to change turn the situation around.
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.
Mr. S. Vaikundarajan is a humble businessman based in Tamil Nadu. He is the owner of a heavy mineral mining company located in Tisayanvilai. VV Mineral, India is the leading heavy mineral mining company. It has market share in more than 20 countries all over the world. With significant market share in Europe, US and Australia VV Mineral, Vaikundarajan has emerged to be the top global heavy mineral manufacturer and mining company.
Mr. S Vaikundarajan is an intellectually gifted man with industry foresight and vision. His aspirations have made V.V. Group succeed as a conglomerate. From a single mining company it has dynamically transformed into corporation with business in various sectors like Food and Agro, Chemicals and Pigments, Paints, Sugar, Cement and others.
Mr. Vaikundarajan has immense knowledge in the legal and statutory aspects of the company and hence is recognized for his liasoning skills.
VV Mineral, mining is currently managed by Mr. Vaikundarajan and his family members such as his son, Mr. V. Subramanian and brother Mr. S. Jegatheesan.
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.
In India there is a lot of scope for the heavy mineral mining industry as India has one of the highly gifted coastlines which have abundance of heavy minerals. To make the best use of these resources more attention should be paid to as it can reap in huge benefits to our nation in many ways. VV Minerals that is a private heavy mineral mining company has however, been quite victorious in taking this industry to a new level altogether. VV Minerals, Vaikundarajan is one of the key players of this industry and also the highest exporter of heavy minerals from India. V.V. Mineral is the first company to receive the ‘Export House’ status for heavy minerals from the Government as well as various chambers of commerce and industry.
They have also been receiving the Best Exporter Award from the INDIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY – TUTICORIN for the past 12 years since 2000 onwards. It is a very big achievement for VV Mineral as this company was started by S. Vaikundarajan right from scratch and it is him who has worked all these years to make it into such a successful venture. S. Vaikundarajan has made India proud by managing VV Mineral’s trade relations so well. S. Vaikundarajan has proved his greatness time and again by following his ethics and principles in his business.