Eight Indian beaches awarded with ‘Blue Flag’ certification

Published 2 years ago

Eight Beaches in India spread across five states and two association domains, have been granted the Blue Flag affirmation. This was declared by the Environment Ministry. Purportedly, the eight seashores that have been regarded with the renowned global accreditation are Ghoghla (Diu), Shivrajpur (Dwarka-Gujarat), Kasarkod and Padubidri (Karnataka), Kappad (Kerala), Rushikonda (Andhra Pradesh), Radhanagar (Andaman &Nicobar Islands), and Golden Beach (Puri-Odisha). This is unexpected that eight Indian seashores have figured out how to snatch that eco-name tag. 

Alluding to the equivalent, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said that India is getting worldwide acknowledgment for neatness and waterfront improvement, yet in addition to turning into the primary 'Blue Flag' country to be granted for eight. He tweeted, "An extraordinary accomplishment, as no #BLUEFLAG country has ever been granted for 8 seashores in a solitary endeavor (sic)." He included that it is a glad second for India; each of the 8 seashores suggested by the government gets the desired International #Blueflag Certification. He likewise included that India is the main nation in the Asia-Pacific locale to accomplish this accomplishment in pretty much two years' time. 

The Blue Flag beaches are considered the cleanest beaches on the planet. To meet all requirements for this tag, 33 rigid measures identifying with ecological, instructive, washing water quality, administrations, and openness principles, wellbeing must be met by the seashores. 

A month ago, the Union Environment Ministry sent the rundown of these seashores to the International Jury, looking for Blue Flag confirmation that is agreed by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), settled in Copenhagen, Denmark. The jury that accepts the last approach this confirmation is loaded up with prominent individuals, i.e., from the World Tourism Organization (WTO), UN Environment Program (UNEP), Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). 

More than 4600 beaches, vessels, and marinas from around 50 nations have the Blue Flag accreditation up until this point. Spain has the record of accepting the most noteworthy number of Blue Flag labeled locales. India began to venture up chip away at getting the tag in 2018 and has plans to grow the organization of Blue Flag affirmation to 100 such seashores in the nation in the following five years.