Eight seashores in India have been awarded the celebrated Blue Flag certification, the atmosphere ministry stated on Sunday.
Terming it a “proud second” for the nation, Union Surroundings Minister Prakash Javadekar stated the certification is a world recognition of India’s conservation and sustainable growth efforts.
The Blue Flag certification is a globally recognised eco-label accorded by “Basis for Surroundings Training, Denmark” primarily based on 33 stringent standards underneath 4 main heads — environmental training and knowledge, bathing water high quality, atmosphere administration and conservation, and security and companies on the seashores.
In a press release, the ministry stated, Blue Flag certification has been awarded to eight seashores unfold throughout 5 states and two union territories by a global jury comprising of eminent members of the United Nations Surroundings Programme (UNEP), the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), Denmark-based NGO Basis for Environmental Training (FEE) and the Worldwide Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
The seashores which have been awarded the certification are Shivrajpur in Gujarat, Ghoghla in Diu, Kasarkod and Padubidri in Karnataka, Kappad in Kerala, Rushikonda in Andhra Pradesh, Golden in Odisha and Radhanagar in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, it stated.
India has additionally been awarded the third prize by the jury underneath the “Worldwide Finest Practices” for air pollution management in coastal areas, it added.
“Proud second for India; all eight seashores really useful by authorities get coveted Worldwide #Blueflag Certification,” Javadekar stated in a sequence of tweets.
The federal government had on September 18 really useful these eight seashores for the coveted worldwide eco-label.
“An impressive feat, as no #BLUEFLAG nation has ever been awarded for eight seashores in a single try,” the minister stated.
“India can be the primary nation in Asia-Pacific area which has achieved this feat in nearly 2 years’ time,” he added.
Japan, South Korea and the UAE are the one different Asian nations who’ve been conferred with a few Blue Flag seashores, nevertheless, in a time-frame of about 5 to 6 years, the assertion stated.
A Blue Flag seaside is an eco-tourism mannequin endeavouring to supply the vacationers or beachgoers clear and hygienic bathing water, services, secure and wholesome atmosphere and sustainable growth of the realm.
The suggestions are made by an impartial nationwide jury composed of eminent environmentalists and scientists.
Blue Flag seashores are thought of the cleanest seashores of the world, the ministry had stated earlier.
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