Monday, 28 September 2015

Illegal Mining Allegations Is A Ploy By Business Rivals, Says VV Mineral India
Haunted by heavy beach erosion due to illegal beach mining across the region, Viapar is a coastal village in Tamil Nadu’s Tuticorin district. The erosion issues have transpired to neighboring villages as well.

VV Minerals India has been held responsible for this catastrophe through several allegations that have surfaced over the time. A report suggests that the company encroached 30 hectares of government land and other mining lease violations.

Ashish kumar, district collector, received transfer orders during his investigation stint on illegal beach mining. There is, however, no evidence to suggest that the transfer orders were influenced by Vaikundarajan’s political connections.

VV Minerals, while speaking to NDTV, denied these allegations and claimed that the charges made by the former district collector are baseless, motivated and vague.

A letter written by first District Collector, V Sundaram, to the Chief Secretary of the state in January 2013 accuses VV Minerals of illegal mining worth over Rs. 96,000 crores.

The letter also accuses state government departments of supporting VV Minerals, saying that the mining lease was given to them within 72 days, while the other companies still await for permission.

Vaikundarajan, founder of VV Mineral, was quick to dismiss these allegations as a conspiracy by its business rivals.

Ravindram Duraiswami, advocate for VV Mineral was quoted by NDTV, "Sundaram is passing this as a cruel joke. He is on the payroll of our business rival. Our hands are clear. We will come clean from these allegations.”

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