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.

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