Tamil Nadu’s Kovalam seashore, Puducherry’s Eden get Blue Flag certification


The Kovalam seashore in Chennai and Eden seashore in Puducherry have now been awarded the celebrated ‘’Blue Flag’’ certification, a global eco-level tag taking the variety of such seashores within the nation to 10.

“Blissful to announce India has now 10 Worldwide blue flag seashores with the addition of Kovalam and Eden seashores this 12 months and recertification for 8 seashores which received the tag in 2020. One other milestone in our journey in the direction of a clear and inexperienced India led by PM Shri Narendra Modi Ji,” Union Minister Bhupender Yadav tweeted.

Eight nominated seashores particularly Shivrajpur- Gujarat, Ghoghla- Diu, Kaskarkod and Padubidri – Karnataka, Kappad –Kerala, Rushikonda – Andhra Pradesh, Golden – Odisha, and Radhanagar- Andaman and Nicobar had been additionally recertified. These eight seashores had received the Blue Flag certification in 2020.

Whereas presenting the revised Price range for 2021-22, the Tamil Nadu authorities introduced the intent for acquiring the celebrated Blue Flag Certification for 10 Seashores within the subsequent 5 years with the help of native our bodies. The State Setting Division Minister Siva V Meyyanathan earlier this month stated Rs 100 crore can be spent within the subsequent 5 years to beautify the seashores throughout the state.

As per the federal government, the Blue Flag Seashore should adjust to 33 Blue Flag Standards to be able to be awarded Blue Flag accreditation together with structure of Seashore Administration Committee, show on Details about seashore and bathing water high quality, conducting environmental schooling actions, cleansing of seashore, managing of delicate areas, public security management measures, emergency plans to deal with air pollution dangers, provision of bathrooms/relaxation rooms, monitoring of marine and freshwater delicate habitats, provide of consuming water and so forth.

The federal government earlier stated that Kovalam Seashore in Chengalpattu District has been chosen to develop, as per the ideas of the Blue Flag Seashore Programme in Tamil Nadu, as a pilot challenge because it meets the water high quality and security standards as per the Blue Flag Requirements.

Marina Seashore – Chennai District, Manalmelkudi Seashore – Pudukottai District, Kushi seashore, Ramanathapuram District, Silver Seashore, Cuddalore District, Kottaipattinam Seashore, Pudukottai District, Neelankarai Seashore, Chengalpattu District, Kameshwaram Seashore, Nagapattinam District, Naravakkam, Marakkanam Seashore, Villupuram District, Kayalpattinam Seashore, Thoothukudi District and Neithal Nagar Seashore, Nagapattinam are the ten different seashores the place the federal government stated it could implement the programme.

The ‘Blue Flag’ is a certification that may be obtained by a seashore, marina, or sustainable boating tourism operator, and serves as an eco-label. The certification is awarded by the Denmark-based non-profit Basis for Environmental Schooling, which units stringent environmental, academic, safety-related and access-related standards that candidates should meet and preserve. It’s awarded yearly to seashores and marinas in FEE member nations.


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