Trimex hit with $194m penalty for illegal mining activity, refutes charges

By Shruti Salwan
Published: Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Andhra Pradesh state government’s vigilance department has charged India’s leading mineral sand miner Trimex for illegal mining activities. Trimex refutes the allegations.

Indian mineral sands producer Trimex Group has been charged with the illegal mining of beach (mineral) sands at Vatsavalasa village in Gara mandal of the Srikakulam district in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh, and faces a penalty of Indian rupee (INR) 1296.6 crore ($194m*). The vigilance and enforcement department of the state has...

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