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Vaikundarajan, Managing Director, VV Minerals, represented the Beach Sand Mineral (BSM) industry to seek the elimination of Ilmenite, Rutile, Leucoxene and Zircon, from the atomic minerals list of the Mines and Minerals (Development & Regulation) Act, 2015.

Ilmenite, Rutile, Leucoxene and Zircon can be used in ceramics and hi-tech applications. Eliminating such minerals from the atomic minerals list of the MMDR Act, 2015 has the potential to create about 5 lakh jobs along with USD 1.8 billion in forex earnings.

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