Two more Indian beaches get coveted ‘Blue Flag’ certification
This certification is awarded by the Denmark-based Foundation for Environment Education
In yet another recognition of India’s commitment to protect and conserve the pristine coastal and marine ecosystems through holistic management of the resources, the coveted international eco-label “Blue Flag” has accorded the Blue Flag Certification for two new beaches this year –Kovalam in Tamil Nadu and Eden in Puducherry.
Foundation for Environment Education in Denmark (FEE) which accords the globally recognized eco-label--Blue Flag certification, has also given re-certification for 8 nominated beaches Shivrajpur-Gujarat, Ghoghla-Diu, Kasarkod and Padubidri-Karnataka, Kappad-Kerala, Rushikonda- Andhra Pradesh, Golden-Odisha and Radhanagar- Andaman and Nicobar, which were awarded the Blue Flag certificate last year.
Announcing this in a twitter message, Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Bhupender Yadav expressed happiness and congratulated everyone stating that it is another milestone in India's journey towards a Clean and Green India led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“Happy to announce India now has 10 International Blue Flag beaches with the addition of Kovalam & Eden beaches this year and recertification for 8 beaches which got the tag in 2020. Another milestone in our journey towards a clean and green India led by PM Narendra Modi,” Bhupender Yadav tweeted.