Two extra seashores in India has been awarded the celebrated Blue Flag Tag.

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Two extra Indian seashores have been awarded ‘Blue Flag Tag’ which is a world eco-level tag, thus with these additions, the full variety of seashores which have been licensed is round 10 stated the Environmental Ministry on Tuesday.

Kovalam in Kerala and Eden in Puducherry are these 2 seashores which have been awarded the certification.

Shivrajpur-Gujarat, Ghoghla-Diu, Kasarkod and Padubidri-Karnataka, Kappad-Kerala, Rushikonda- Andhra Pradesh, Golden-Odisha and Radhanagar- Andaman and Nicobar are the opposite seashores which have been awarded Blue Flag Certification by Basis for Surroundings Training (FEE), Denmark. These 8 seashores acquired licensed on October 06, 2020.

“Completely happy to announce India now has 10 Worldwide Blue Flag seashores with the addition of Kovalam & Eden seashores this yr and recertification for 8 seashores which acquired the tag in 2020. One other milestone in our journey in direction of a clear and inexperienced India led by PM Shri @NarendraModi Ji,” tweeted Union Surroundings Minister Bhupendra Yadav.

Blue flag certification is a globally recognised eco-label that’s supplied primarily based on 33 stringent standards the place the most important heads embody environmental schooling and knowledge, bathing water high quality, environmental administration and conservation and security and providers within the seashores.

The suggestions are finished by an impartial nationwide jury composed of eminent environmentalists and scientists

The seashores licensed underneath the Blue Flag tag are a few of the cleanest seashores on the planet.

United Nations Surroundings Programme(UNEP), United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), Denmark-based NGO Basis for Environmental Training (FEE) and Worldwide Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) are a few of the worldwide jury members which awards Blue Flag Certification.

“The Ministry of Surroundings, in its pursuit of sustainable growth of the coastal areas of India, embarked upon a extremely acclaimed and flagship programme BEAMS, which is without doubt one of the initiatives underneath its built-in coastal zone administration (ICZM) strategy that the ministry has undertaken for the sustainable growth of coastal areas of India, with a chief goal to guard and preserve the pristine coastal and marine ecosystems by holistic administration of the assets,”  stated an announcement from the ministry.

“Within the final three years or so, our ministry has achieved commendable ends in the environmental administration of those 10 seashores which embody dune restoration and nourishment of 95,000 sqm (approx.) with native plantation; discount in marine litter by 85 per cent and marine plastic by 78 per cent within the final three years; scientific and accountable disposal of 750 tonnes of marine litter; enchancment in cleanliness stage from ‘C’ (poor) to ‘A’ (excellent) by scientific measurement system,” continued the assertion.

In December final yr, the ministry had just about hoisted the Worldwide Blue Flags in Eight Indian Seashores, the flags have been concurrently hoisted by the state ministers and senior officers of the respective state.


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