Police Arrests 16 Workers for Conducting Illegal Mining at Kharghar-Kamothe Creek

The police of Panvel tehsildar confiscated five barges that were conducting illegal mining in the creek between Kharghar and Mansarovar.

Apart from the barges, the police arrested 16 workers for taking illegal actions, The Times of India informed.

An NGO, Awaaz Foundation, have complained over the dredging activities and expressed their satisfaction over the quick reaction of the authorities.

The police has taken the barges, suction pumps and other equipment which was used in the mining.

Investigation continues to find others involved in this crime.

Dredging Today Staff, June 6, 2014

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

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