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The Kerala government is looking to create a roadmap to bar private sector from mining mineral beach sands in the state, after the Supreme Court overruled the High Court’s decision.  This consideration comes after a division bench of the Kerala High Court requested the state government to consider 29 pending applications permission for mineral sand mining from private sector and joint sector companies.

Due to the postponement in the renewal of leases for beach sand mining, for a considerable amount of time, the industry was suffering. The Supreme Court’s ruling gives companies such as VV Mineral, India some relief. The Supreme Court has ordered a deadline to be maintained.

VV Minerals, Vaikundarajan one of the country’s biggest sand mining producers is involved in garnet mining, zircon mining, ilmenite mining and rutile mining. A privately owned firm by S Vaikundarajan and son V Subramanian, the firm has garnered a very strong impression in the industry. The firm practises safe and environmentally friendly methods while conducting its business.