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.
Two more Indian beaches (Kovalam in Tamil Nadu and Eden in Puducherry get coveted International Blue Flag Certification
🏖️India now has 10 Blue Flag beaches
— PIB India (@PIB_India) September 21, 2021
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.
Two more Indian beaches, Kovalam in Tamil Nadu and Eden in Puducherry get coveted International Blue Flag Certification.
— Shaina NC (@ShainaNC) September 21, 2021
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’.