Tamil Nadu govt eyes blue tag for Marina, 9 different seashores | Chennai Information


CHENNAI: To advertise eco-tourism and develop pollution-free seashores, the Tamil Nadu authorities plans to spend Rs100 crore over the following 5 years to get the celebrated Blue Flag certification for the Marina and 9 different seashores within the state.
Replying to the controversy on the demand for grants within the meeting on Friday, setting minister Siva V Meyyanathan mentioned as a primary step the federal government had set a goal to acquire the certification for 2 seashores in 2021-22.
Blue Flag certification is an internationally recognised ecolabel accorded by Denmarkbased NGO Basis for Surroundings Schooling to seashores that meet 33 standards below 4 heads — high quality, security, environmental schooling and data.
Seashore administration committees, show of details about the seaside and bathing water high quality, public security measures, managing of delicate areas, conducting environmental schooling actions, and monitoring marine and freshwater delicate habitats are among the many standards.
Aside from Marina, the federal government needs the tag for Manalmekudi and Kottaipattinam in Pudukottai district, Kushi in Ramanathapuram, Silver seaside in Cuddalore, Neelankarai in Chengalpet, Kameshwaram and Neithal Nagar in Nagapattinam, Naravakkam in Villupuram and Kayalpattinam in Tuticorin.
“The federal government will spend Rs100 crore, Rs10 crore for every seaside, for the programme within the subsequent 5 years. The programme shall be carried out by the tourism division,” the minister mentioned.
To this point eight seashores in India, although none in Tamil Nadu, have gotten the tag. These are Kappad in Kerala, Kasarkod and Padubidri in Karnataka, Radha Nagar within the Andamans, Rushikonda in Andhra Pradesh, Ghogkla in Diu, Shivrajpur in Gujarat and Golden seaside in Odisha.


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