Manual Dredging is done to maintain the depth of Channel & basin for the smooth navigation of Vessels. It is carried out by means of the traditional Manual Dredging laboures. The new Manual Dredging policy came into force in 2017 as per G.O(MS)No.2/17/F&PD dated 09/02/17. As per this policy, manual dredging is carried out through the local self Government institutions in the respective ports utilising the Manual Dredging workers. The sand obtained as part of Manual Dredging is sold online . Now Manual Dredging is carried out in Beypore, Azheekal, Kasargod, Vadakara, Kodungallur, Ponnani.