Dredging projects remain on paper despite plan support

Dredging sector seems to have received the least attention during the 10th Five Year Plan period as none of the major port deepening projects envisaged for the time frame has taken off. Quite oblivious of the reality, the present 11th 5-Year Plan (2007-12) plan document talks eloquently of the need for ‘substantial capacity augmentation at major and minor ports’.