Indian Express published one sided news for which Mr.S.Vaikundarajan of VV Mineral send clarification. It is available in http://www.beachminerals.org/clarification-mail-send-to-indian-express-about-their-one-sided-news-against-vv-mineral/
Thanks to New Indian Express, Cochin for verifying the facts immediately and published the clarification next day on 21.03.2018 in their publication 6th page.
New Indian Express, Cochin issued the clarification and concluded that, We regret having carried a one sided report.
The details are given below.
As usual, since one writ petition filed by VV Mineral is posted for hearing on Cochin High Court on 19.03.2018, the dacoity group against VV Mineral, arranged to publish one news against VV Mineral in Cochin, New Indian Express. Immediately VV Mineral Mr.S.Vaikundarajan send clarification, clarifying that, the one sided report by CBCID, Mr. Unnirajan is prepared with ulterior motive and the Honourable High Court, Kerala also confirmed that, the above said report should not be used as, it is created behind the back of VV Mineral. Mr. S.Vaikundarajan further clarified that, he already submit complaint against the erring officer to the Kerala Governor, Chief Secretary and other officials. Accordingly, Kerala Governor write letter to the Chief Secretary and the Chief Secretary also pass order to enquire about the same. Copy of the clarification mail send Mr.S.Vaikundarajan is given below for knowing the fact to the general public.
This has reference to your news published yesterday in the caption of “Cochin Minerals forced to import ilmenite; Tamil Nadu company smuggles Kerala’s mineral wealth”.
We have not expecting this news article from a reputed Paper Media, this is a story cooked by our business rival in TamilNadu and CMRL in Kerala.
The News article was published with ulterior motive and malafide intention to cause damages to the reputation of our firm. The Responsible reporter and the media’s did not ask us our comments about this before publishing. This publishing only to prejudice the judiciary, since one of the firm has filed a writ petition before Kerala High Court, which was posted for hearing on 19th March 2018, this was main intention to publish this article in the paper media.
We have been in this business for the past 25 years and we have good reputation among the public and Authorities. We have got sufficient Mining Leases in State of Tamil Nadu. There is no need to involve illegal mining in Kerala.
There is a long business rivalry between one Congress ex-central minister Mr.Dhanush Kodi athithan and his PA Dhayadevadas owned Indian Garnet sand company and Southern Enterprises and V.V.Mineral from 1988. By using the political power, the congress central minister has created lot of problems to V.V.Mineral. All the complaints were enquired by the competent officers and found that this complaints are made due to business rivalry. Most of the report copies are available in the blog of www.beachminerals.org you can go through the same.
We have land in Kerala. We purchased the land to get mining lease. But because of CMRL’s intervention , we could not able to get mining lease. When the UPA Govt., was in power, through the Industries Minister Mr. Kunjalikutti, CMRL managed to pass one G.O. to prevent us from getting mining lease. So we filed writ petition in the Kerala High Court and succeed the case. The real fact is, IREL and CMRL are colluded as, we have some misunderstanding with both of them in getting mining lease in Tamilnadu as well as Kerala. You know very well that a PIL also pending before the Cochin High court about supplying material to CMRL in a low rate than supplying to Govt., company. We have Titanium plant in Tuticorin, which also import Ilmenite from overseas countries, as, IRE Ltd refused to supply material to the end users of India.
CMRL, IREL and our Tamilnadu Competitors colluded themselves and cooked a report through Mr. Unnirajan, Crime Branch SP and supplied the copy to our Tamilnadu competitor to use against us. When we came to know about the false report, we filed writ petition before the Kerala High court against the said report which is created behind our back. Immediately, the Govt., side told that, this is not a statutory enquiry report. However, the Honorable High Court did not accept the same and has passed the following orders.
“The Process of enquiry should be meaningful in a sense that it should give fullest opportunity to any person who will be affected by such finding, if he is not given an opportunity to convert and contradict. Therefore, during finalization of the report, petitioner should be given ample opportunity to contradict factual findings including matters withheld under the Right to Information Act.”
Till now, no enquiry is conducted by either the State Govt., or the police as directed by the Honourable High Court. Hence referring the above said report will definitely amount contempt of court.
For preparing a false report against VV Mineral behind our back, we have filed complaint before the Kerala Governor, Chief Secretary and other officials on 15.04.2014 to take criminal as well as departmental action against the erring officer Mr. Unnirajan.
You can find the same inhttp://www.beachminerals.org/vv-mineral-requested-kerala-governor-chief-secretary-officials-initiate-criminal-well-departmental-action-mr-p-n-unnirajan-sp-cbcid-creating-false-documents-v/
Based on the above said complaint, the Kerala Governor secretariat forward the same to the Home Secretary to Kerala Government for appropriate action. You can find out the same in http://www.beachminerals.org/kerala-governor-secretariate-directed-home-secretary-take-action-vv-mineral-complaint-mr-unnirajan-vide-kerala-raj-bhavan-letter-no-g-s-4-12252014-dt-30-5-14/ .
Based on V.V.Mineral complaint, the Chief Secretary, directed the DGP to inform the action taken against Mr.Unnirajan. You can find out the same in http://www.beachminerals.org/kerala-government-chief-secretary- requested-director-general-police-furnish-action-take-report-complaint-petitioner-shri-p-unnirajan-ips-create-false-documents-agains/
So this story is created by our competitor with ulterior motive as, one of our unit has filed writ petition before the Kerala High Court which was posted for hearing on 19th March. (Yesterday). This is their routine work to create false stories in the media at the time of Court case hearings to prejudice the judiciary.
It is worthwhile to mention that, our own lands are available in Kerala. The previous UPA Govt., rejected our application at the instigation of CMRL. But we have filed writ petition before the High Court against the rejection. The Honorable High Court, already set aside the rejection order in its order W.P(c) No.16999 of 2010 dated 14.10.2016 and directed the State Govt., to act in accordance with the direction given by the Supreme Court in C.A.No. 3608 of 2014 dated 08.4.16 and directed the Kerala Govt., to grant mining lease.
Though we have won the case during October 2016, we could not able to get mining lease from Kerala Government. It is worthwhile to mention here that, if mining leases are granted, out of the total revenue 63.97 % goes to State and Central Govt., through various taxes. Please see link : http://www.beachminerals.org/mineral-industry-give-64-of-its-revenue-to-government-through-various-taxes/
In addition to this, lot of employment opportunity will be created which will uplift the local people’s economic as well as social status. Though we are eligible to get lease and though the Honorable High Court has pass orders to grant lease, we could not able to get the lease, due to the mis-propaganda made by people like CMRL. We did not enter any illegal mining in any place of India. This all created , since our competitor was very close to Ex.Congress Central Minister Mr. Dhanuskodi Adithan.
So please publish our clarification in your newspaper and inform the fact to us.
With kind regards
Vaikundarajan | Managing Director
All over the world, Indian Government will get 64% of the total mineral revenue by way of various taxes, whereas, other countries, the government will get less than 45%. The comparison of FIMI in submission about royalty revision is given below for the information of our members.
The International Conference of Pollution and Global Warming 2017 convened on 16-18 October 2017 at Atlanda, USA accept the research paper submitted by our association through Dr. T. Anitha and Mrs. K. NithyaKalyani. The International Scientists appreciated the paper and suggest all the industries should follow this method. This is one more achievement of our association. Full paper is given below for the members reference.
அளவிற்கு அதிகமான நிலத்தடி நீரை உறிஞ்சி எடுப்பதால் தான் நன்னீர் கிடைப்பதில்லை. உண்மையை வெளிக்கொணர்ந்த டைம்ஸ் ஆப் இந்தியா. இதன் மூலம் தாது மணலுக்கும், வைகுண்டராஜன் மற்றும் விவி மினரல் நிறுவனத்திற்கும் எதிராக வேண்டும் என்றே ஊடகங்களாலும், போட்டியாளர்களாலும் பொய் பிரச்சாரம் செய்யப்பட்டுள்ளது என்பது நிரூபிக்கப்படுகிறது.
Incursion of seawater into over-exploited aquifer robs ECR residents of fresh water
The 20km-long southern coastal aquifer is a potential source of fresh water for local residents, but extraction of water from the interface zone, that comes below the fresh water zone, has made way for seawater. The result? Residents sinking borewells are drawing up saline water every day.Hydrogeologist J Saravanan said the aquifer was one of the healthiest in the suburbs. “But due to rapid urbanisation, groundwater is being extracted from the fresh water zone (and beyond). This aquifer runs parallel to the Buckingham Canal which carries only saline water. This could have probably led to seawater intrusion in several localities on the East Coast Road,” he said.
The aquifer is sandy in nature and gets replenished the during monsoon. “With the surface covered by concrete structures, the natural process of water recharge has been hindered,” Saravanan added.
Residents of East Coast Road said seawater intrusion affected the quality of groundwater. Reverse osmosis units have become common in many houses. Siva, president of Kapaleeswarar Nagar Residents Welfare Association at Neelankarai, said the total dissolved solids (TDS) in the groundwater have increased from 150 TDS to 800 TDS in the past five years in their locality. Siva said Metrowater too was drawing groundwater for supplying drinking in the neighbourhood. The association gets the water tested every month at a laboratory.
“We have already been hit by this over exploitation with all the 5000-odd residents in the area being forced to depend on water purifiers while using the groundwater,” he said.
Saravanan said water bodies along the East Coast Road should be conserved as they would act as a barrier against sea water intrusion. That will ensure that the groundwater gets recharged during monsoon, he said.
போதிய மழை இருந்து நிலத்தடி நீர் நிரம்பினாலும் கூட தாது மணல் சுரங்கம் எதுவும் இல்லாத பகுதிகளிலும் நிலத்தடி நீர் உபயோகிக்க தகுதி அற்றது. அதே நேரத்தில் தாது மணல் சுரங்க பகுதிகளில் நிலத்தடி நீர் எந்த பாதிப்பும் இல்லை. இந்த செய்தி தாது மணலுக்கும், வைகுண்டராஜன் மற்றும் விவி மினரல் நிறுவனத்திற்கும் எதிராக உள்ள பொய் பிரச்சாரத்தை வெளிச்சத்திற்கு கொண்டு வரவில்லையா!!!
Monsoon replenishes groundwater, but renders it unfit for consumption
A joint study by researchers from University of Madras and Anna University shows that after the monsoon, concentration of heavy metals like lead, iron, chromium, nickel, cobalt and manganese increases beyond acceptable limits in the water table in localities between Besant Nagar in Chennai and Sathankuppam in Kancheepuram district.
Researchers compared groundwater samples collected before and after monsoon with Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) drinking water values and inferred that the contamination of groundwater was due to the dumping of industrial effluents and domestic waste which seep into the aquifers along with rainwater. According to BIS, if the quantity of any metal in water is beyond the acceptable limit, the water is rendered unfit for consumption.
“The groundwater is contaminated due to rapid urbanisation which results in increase in industrial effluents and dumping of domestic waste,” the study said, adding that the effluent discharge accumulates heavy metals in the soil initially and later moves to the aquifers when the rainwater percolates.
The study, published in Springer’s journal Applied Water Science in September 2017, was conducted in an area of 270sqkm along the Bay of Bengal and covered Thiruvanmiyur, Pallikaranai marshland, Sholinganallur, Kovalam and localities close to Buckingham Canal and Muttukadu backwater.
Researchers collected 30 samples of water from
wells and borewells, and studied the presence of eight metals. The levels of six metals were high. “The study area has been rapidly urbanised over the past few decades. This has deteriorated the condition of the aquifers,” the study said.
Experts said toxic elements present in dumped waste were capable of seeping into the groundwater depending on permeability of the soil. In areas like Pallikaranai, dumping of waste causes leachate (liquid that drains from a landfill) to penetrate surface water and later into the groundwater. “It is similar to how water in the percolation pit or recharge well slowly takes it to the groundwater and then recharges wells. The quality of groundwater depends on the quality of the surface run off,” said J Saravanan, consultant hydro-geologist, Rain Centre.
The study found that concentration of iron in the groundwater could be due to corrosion and leaching from pipes while lead concentration could be due to plumbing material like pipes that react to the alkaline water. Chromium comes from dumping of municipal waste, nickel from sewage and corrosion of nickel alloy material, cobalt due to leaching from solid waste and manganese from solid waste and automobile emission.
Doctors said consumption of water contaminated with such elements can cause several health problems. Lead could damage kidneys and cause hypertension, nickel could lead to loss of weight, damage the heart and liver, and manganese could cause permanent neurological disorders. Senior surgical gastroenterologist Dr S M Chandramohan said absorption of lead into the body could lead to acute abdominal pain called plumbism. “Usually when patients come with chronic abdominal pain, we will rule out other conditions before we conduct tests for lead content in the blood,” he said.