Indian Rare Earths Ltd, Manavalakurichi, Tamilnadu a Central Govt., company was in the mineral sand field from 1965. Private parties are permitted to enter in Ilmenite production only during 1998. Accordingly our member company VV Mineral get permission and commence Ilmenite production from 2001. In 2005, IRE Ltd, Manavalakurichi produce 90,000 M.Ton of Ilmenite. Whereas, VV Mineral produce 2.5 Lakhs M.Ton of Ilmenite. In total world production, the Govt., company production is less than 1%, whereas, VV Mineral world production is 2.5%. It is pride not only to our Association. But to our State and Central Government also.
International Mineral Magazine TZMI mentioned the facts in its report in the name of “The Titanium Industry in India” which is given below.
Titanium industry in India – TZMI report 2005