Tamil Nadu’s Kovalam & Pondicherry’s Eden Beaches Get Prestigious Blue Flag Certification

by Tania Tarafdar
Tamil Nadu’s Kovalam & Pondicherry’s Eden Beaches Get Prestigious Blue Flag Certification

India is home to many Blue Flag certified beaches and now, there are two major additions. The Kovalam beach in Chennai and Eden beach in Puducherry have been awarded the prestigious ‘Blue Flag’’ certification, an international eco-level tag. This takes the number from 8 to 10. India Had Become The World’s First Country To Get Blue Flag Eco-Label For 8 Beaches. 

8 Beaches Were Certified Last Year

The addition of two more beaches is another milestone in the journey towards a clean and green India led by PMNarendra Modi Ji. Last year, Shivrajpur- Gujarat, Ghoghla- Diu, Kaskarkod and Padubidri – Karnataka, Kappad –Kerala, Rushikonda – Andhra Pradesh, Golden – Odisha, and Radhanagar- Andaman and Nicobar received the Blue Flag certification in 2020. This Blue-Flag Certified Beach In Karnataka Is A Hidden Wonder Known For Its Natural Beauty.

Tamil Nadu Hopes To Add 10 More Beaches Under Blue Flag Accreditation

Tamil Nadu hopes that 10 more beaches will be awarded the prestigious tag in the next 5 years. However, the Blue Flag Beach must comply with 33 Blue Flag Criteria to be awarded Blue Flag accreditation including beach and bathing water quality, cleaning of beach, managing of sensitive areas, conducting environmental education activities, public safety control measures, provision of toilets/rest rooms, monitoring of marine and freshwater sensitive and supply of drinking water among many others.

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The Kovalam Beach in Chengalpattu District, Marina Beach – Chennai District, Kushi beach, Ramanathapuram District, Silver Beach, Pudukottai District, Kameshwaram Beach, Nagapatti and Kayalpattinam Beach ahve been chosen for the programme are among the 10 other beaches that are chosen for the programme.

For now, we can say, ‘great work, Team India’.