Monday, 27 April 2015

Coastal Erosion Affected Tuticorin Coast And Not Heavy Mineral Mining
Coastal erosion is a natural phenomenon that cannot be disregarded or discounted. S Vaikundarajan throws light on the many reasons that can cause a shoreline in any part of the world to erode and succumb to natural and environmental changes rather than man made interventions like heavy mineral mining.

Vaikundarajan VV Mineral India says, “Coastal erosion is the wearing off of beach by wave action, drainage or high winds, tidal currents and or wave currents. Waves, generated whether by storms, winds, or fast moving motor crafts, cause coastal erosion.”

Such occurrences cause long-term loss of sand and rocks or a temporary redistribution of coastal sands in one location to another.

“Depending on whether the beach is sandy or rocky the erosion patterns will vary. Varying types of coastlines have varying types of erosion patterns”, says Vaikundarajan

A softer beach with sandier sediments causes that beach to erode easily. However, if a beach is rocky then it may cause in what is called beach expansion since the wave action converts rocks to sediments and then to sand.

Thus, rocky beaches seem to expand and soft sandy beaches seem to erode over long periods of time. The erosion of a coastline also depends on how much water the sand can hold. If a sandy beach does not restore water then more and more sand is washed off such a beach.

Thus Vaikundarajan concludes that VV Mineral India’s heavy mineral mining alone cannot be held responsible for the beach erosion caused on the Tuticorin coastline.

Monday, 20 April 2015

The Ambiguity in Naming The Other Culprits is Questionable: Says VV Mineral Vaikundarajan

S Vaikundarajan, Chairman of VV Minerals - a heavy mineral mining company which recently got pulled into a whirlwind scam regarding illegal heavy mineral mining; points out that other than his company no name of the “other companies” that are allegedly involved in the scam have been mentioned in the media. In his opinion this is directly suggestive of the false and malicious nature of the scam.

When VV Minerals of Tuticorin got pulled into the scam of illegal heavy mineral mining, its chairman S Vaikundarajan has continually defended their position with a simple premise of business rivalry.

Vaikundarajan opines, “If the government has been irresponsible and given out licenses to only  a select few big wigs in the mining industry then how is it that all reports read VV Minerals and a few other companies? Does this not clearly seem like an effort to sabotage our reputation?”

There is proof to prove the basis of this scam. There is no FIR registered in the local stations. We have every right to deny entry to any person walking in to our private property without proper permissions.

All our mining license have been gathered, proven to be legitimate and are all issued by legitimate government bodies too.

The local government regulatory boards are well aware of our activities concerning heavy mineral mining. However, labelling our business as that of illegal heavy mineral mining is absolutely absurd.

“We would request to know the names of these other companies. Since if only our company is involved, the matter cannot be regarded as a scam but an act is selective targeting”, concludes Vaikundarajan

Friday, 10 April 2015

Illegal Sand Mining Is Not A Problem In Tamil Nadu Alone, VV Mineral Vaikundarajan

The year 2013 was full of discoveries. A whole lot of illegal beach sand mining scams came to the surface and all involved by their own fault or others misunderstanding were brought under the governmental as well as the media radar. However, it is interesting to see that not Tamil Nadu but other states have also been suffering from alleged illegal beach mining.