NCCR Rates These 3 Chennai Beaches Out Of 75 As Clean And Comparatively Plastic And Pollution Free!

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by Shreya Ghosh 147

India is home to some of the cleanest and most picturesque beaches. Be it Goa on the Southwestern coast or on Kerala in South India, there are infinite beautiful beaches surrounding all around the country. A recent expert study reveals the names of some of India’s cleanest beaches in Chennai. If you want to know which beaches are rated “very clean”, read on for all the names.

NCCR Research Shows New data On Coastal Beaches


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Some researchers of the National Centre for Coastal Research (NCCR) conducted a study that identifies beaches in Chennai that got the rating “very clean”. This study was conducted under the clean coast index. The results were identified by the number of litter items gathered from the beaches. National Centre for Coastal Research is a national institute that keeps an eye on and tracks coastal pollution.

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The aim of NCCR is to focus on researching more about coastal ecosystems, coastal vulnerability, erosion, pollution on the beaches, and work for coastal beaches.

These 3 Beaches In Chennai Are Rated Clean In The Recent Study


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The research results in some of the cleanest beaches in India. And the study reveals that Chennai is home to three of the many cleanest beaches in India. The three cleanest beaches in Chennai are Elliot’s beach, Kovalam beach, and Thiruvanmiyur beach.

According to a report by the Times Of India, the National Centre for Coastal Research conducted the research in a time period from 2019 to 2022. From 2019 to 2021, they conducted the study on 3 beaches in India. And later they did a study on 75 beaches in the country in the year 2022.

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The research showed how litter on the beaches were mostly plastics, especially single-use plastics. Though plastics are largely covering beaches and littering most part, plastics on sands have reduced to 40% in 2022 from 60% in 2019 and 2021.

Another fact revealed by the research is that beaches in cities are much cleaner because of awareness campaigns and clean-up initiatives. With better drives to clean beaches and a ban on using single-use plastics, the city beaches are maintained well.

Have you been to any of these Chennai beaches yet?

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