A proud second for India; All 8 government-recommended seashores obtain worldwide blue flag certification: Sri Prakash Javadekar
Date: 11 OCT 2020 5:34 PM PIB from Delhi
India’s 8 seashores spanning 5 states and two Union Territories have been a proud second for India because it has been awarded the “Blue Flag” by worldwide referees comprising the nice members of UNEP, UNWTO, FEE and IUCN.
Shivrajpur (Dwarka-Gujarat), Goghla (DU), Kasargod and Padubidri (Karnataka), Kappad (Kerala), Rushkinda (AP), Golden (Puri-Odisha) and Radhanagar ‘Blue Flag’ seashores
India has been awarded the third prize by a global jury beneath “worldwide greatest practices” for air pollution management in coastal areas.
“This can be a exceptional achievement contemplating that no single ‘blue flag’ has been awarded to the 8 seashores in a single effort,” Union Atmosphere, Forests and Local weather Change Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar mentioned in a tweet.
“India is the primary nation within the Asia-Pacific area to attain this in simply 2 years,” Mr Javadekar mentioned in one other tweet.
Japan, South Korea and the UAE are the one different Asian nations, however given a few blue flag seashores, nonetheless, over a interval of about 5 to six years!
India is now within the league of fifty “Blue Flag” nations and we’re pleased with our honor and we plan to take this journey to 100 seashores like this over the subsequent 5 years.
India launched into its humble journey in 2018 for the event of pilot seashores (one per coastal states / UTs) and offered the primary set of 08 seashores for the subsequent Tourism 2020 certification.
SICOM, MoEFCC, launched the extremely acclaimed and flagship program “Beams” (Seaside Atmosphere and Aesthetics Administration Companies) beneath its ICZM (Built-in Coastal Space Administration) venture in pursuit of “sustainable improvement” of India’s coastal areas. It goals to attempt for the coveted worldwide eco-label “Blue Flag”, awarded by FEE Denmark’s The Basis of Atmosphere Schooling.
The Beams program goals to scale back air pollution in coastal waters and seashores, promote the sustainable improvement of coastal facilities / services, defend and protect coastal ecosystems and pure assets, and encourage native authorities and stakeholders to acquire and keep excessive requirements of sanitation. Security and security for seaside vacationers in accordance with coastal environmental rules and rules. The occasion promotes seaside tourism and leisure in excellent concord with nature; And that sense is exclusive.