The present study reports on a systematic procedure and maintenance plan for conducting dredging activity at the Kolkata port located in the Head Bay region, east coast of India. It is one of the oldest riverine ports in the country constructed by the British East India Company.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench, New Delhi) in the matter of Rahul Nagar Vs. Govt. of NCT of Delhi & Ors. dated 09/10/2014 regarding sand mining in the name of dredging of Yamuna river.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench, New Delhi) in the matter of Hassan M. Vs. State of Kerala & Others And Muhammed Saleem Vs. State of Kerala & Others dated 08/08/2014 regarding illegal mining activities carried out in the ports channels under Kasargod, Manjeswaran and Charuvathoor Ports in Kasargod District and Ponnani Port channel.

In recent decades, coral reef ecosystems have declined to the extent that reefs are now threatened globally. While many water quality parameters have been proposed to contribute to reef declines, little evidence exists conclusively linking specific water quality parameters with increased disease prevalence in situ. Here we report evidence from in situ coral health surveys confirming that chronic exposure to dredging-associated sediment plumes significantly increase the prevalence of white syndromes, a devastating group of globally important coral diseases.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of AWAAZ Foundation & Others Vs State of Maharashtra & Others dated 29/05/2014 regarding illegal dredging activities in the coastal and river areas of the State of Maharashtra, inaction on part of the authorities to control the illegal activities of illegal sand mining/dredging of sand, transportation thereof.


Mumbai is in reality a city of places that are not a part of the current set of fantasies that rule the minds of urban planners but are yet integrally linked to capitalist processes, to urban practices of place-making and to urbanism itself. From this perspective, this enquiry seeks not only to better understand and explain the processes that are forcing out the city’s less privileged from its commons, but also imagine how a more inclusive future could be achieved.

Poachers cross the line, protect birds.

Recolonization of benthos following dredging operations was studied in Mormugao Port Trust Harbour, Goa. Six stations were fixed for sampling within the radius of the dredging site. Three samples each were collected during dredging and after dredging.

The Posco steel plant and port planned in Odisha’s Jagatsinghpur district have run into fresh trouble. An expert appraisal committee (EAC) of the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests deferred its decision on clearing the port project, saying the South Korean steel giant did not furnish sufficient details.