Blue Flag Standards for Beaches in The Country

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Blue Flag Standards for Beaches in The Country

By PIB Delhi

Under the Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project, the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEFCC) has piloted the Beach Environment & Aesthetic Management Service (BEAMS) Programme. Under this programme, various activities related to pollution abatement, beach awareness, aesthetics, safety, surveillances services, environmental education, etc., have been done at identified beaches aimed to achieve international standards for Blue Flag Beach Certification.

A total of 10 beaches situated in 6 States and 3 Union Territories have been developed on par with the best international beaches with safety and ecologically sustainable infrastructure, acceptable bathing water quality, self-sustaining energy supply, and environmentally sound services/management measures. Beaches that have been conferred with internationally recognized Blue Flag Certification are:

  1. Shivrajpur, Devbhumi Dwarka District, Gujarat
  2. Ghoghla (Diu) Dadara Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu
  3. Padubidri, Udupi District, Karnataka
  4. Kasarkod, Karwar District, Karnataka
  5. Kappad, Kozhikode District, Kerala
  6. Kovalam, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu
  7. Eden, Puducherry District, Puducherry
  8. Rushikonda, Vishakhapatnam District, Andhra Pradesh
  9. Golden, Puri District, Odisha
  10. Radhanagar (Havelock), Andaman & Nicobar Islands

The National Center for Coastal Research (NCCR) under the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) conducted studies on the qualitative analysis of litter on different beaches along the east and west coast of India. Studies indicated that the plastic litter from tourism varies from40% to 96%. As per the studies conducted by MoEF&CC and MoES, most of the harbors and beaches have high beach litter.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.

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Founder Editor of IBG NEWS (15/Mar/2012- 09/Aug/2018). Recipient of Udar Akash Rokeya Shakhawat Hossain Award 2018. National Geographic & Canon Wild Clicks 2011 jury and public poll winner. Studied Post Graduate Advance Dip in Computer Sc., MBA IT,LIMS (USA & Australia), GxP(USA & UK),BA (Sociology) Dip in Journalism (Ireland), Diploma in Vedic Astrology, Numerology, Palmistry, Vastu Shastra & Feng Sui 25 years in the digital & IT industry with Global MNCs' worked & traveled in USA, UK, Europe, Singapore, Australia, Bangladesh & many other countries. Education and Training advance management and R&D Technology from India, USA, UK, Australia. Over 30 Certification from Global leaders in R&D and Education. Computer Science Teacher, IT & LIMS expert with a wide fan following in his community. General Secretary West Bengal State Committee of All Indian Reporter’s Association
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