India - Dredging Corp asked to explore possibility of recycling dredged waste

The government on Wednesday asked Dredging Corporation of India to explore the possibility of recycling dredged material.

The move aims at sustainable development by turning ‘waste into wealth’.

"Shipping Minister Mansukh Lal Mandaviya directed Dredging Corporation of India to explore the possibilities of recycling of dredging material on coastline as well as on riverine ports of India," the Ministry of Shipping said in a statement.

The direction was given at a meeting chaired by the minister via video conference with officials of the shipping ministry, Dredging Corporation, Indian Port Association, Inland Waterways Authority of India, Chairpersons of Major Port Trusts and experts of the sector.

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