Madras court rules clean slate for Tamil Nadu beach sand mining

By Laura Syrett
Published: Tuesday, 11 August 2015

The companies at the heart of the beach sand mining case in southern India, VV Mineral Transworld Garnet, will be allowed to resubmit mining proposals once the government has provided them with a list of clarifications regarding their original plans – a move that could pave the way to a resumption of beach mining for rare earths, garnet and mineral sands in Tamil Nadu.

A court in Chennai today swept aside 32 orders handed down by an earlier ruling in relation to beach sand mining for rare earths, garnet and mineral sands in Tamil Nadu, India.

According to a report by the Times of India, the first bench of the Madras High Court set...

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