In a primary, eight Indian seashores get ‘Blue Flag’ standing

Vibha Sharma
Tribune News Service
New Delhi, October 11

For the first time, all eight beaches recommended by any country have been given the Eco-label, Blue Flag certification.

Announcing it a while back, the Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar called it a ‘proud moment for India’.

“Proud moment for India; all 8 beaches recommended by government gets coveted International Blue Flag Certification”, he said.

These are Shivrajpur (Dwarka-Gujarat), Ghoghla (Diu), Kasarkod and Padubidri (Karnataka), Kappad (Kerala), Rushikonda (AP), Golden Beach (Odisha) and Radhanagar (A&N Islands).

“An outstanding feat, as no BLUE FLAG nation has ever been awarded for 8 beaches in a single attempt”, he said.

Last month, eight beaches of India were recommended for the prestigious international eco-label, Blue Flag, one of the world’s most recognised voluntary eco-labels awarded to beaches, marinas, and sustainable boating tourism operators.

Blue Flag beaches are considered the cleanest beaches in the world and winners have to meet a series of stringent environmental, educational, safety, and accessibility criteria and maintain them.

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