Operated by way of Basis for Environmental Schooling, Denmark, Blue Flag is an iconic voluntary award for seashores, marinas and sustainable boating tourism operators which is awarded to people who meet and handle the criterias of a chain of stringent environmental, instructional, protection and accessibility. In a primary, 8 of India’s seashores together with Shivrajpur (Dwarka-Gujarat), Ghoghla (Diu), Kasarkod and Padubidri (Karnataka), Kappad (Kerala), Rushikonda (AP), Golden Seashore (Odisha) and Radhanagar (A&N Islands) were given the eco-label of Blue Flag in a row.
Taking to his Twitter care for, Union Atmosphere Minister Prakash Javadekar broke the scoop of no longer simply India getting global reputation for cleanliness and coastal construction but additionally turning into the primary Blue Flag country to be awarded for 8 seashores. He tweeted, “An impressive feat, as no #BLUEFLAG country has ever been awarded for eight seashores in one try (sic).” He added, “Proud second for India; all eight seashores really useful by way of executive will get coveted World #Blueflag Certification (sic).”
Whilst interacting with the media, Javadekar shared, “The #Blueflag certification accorded to India’s eight seashores by way of a world jury comprising of @IUCN, @UNWTO, @UNEP and many others. could also be an international reputation of India’s conservation and sustainable construction efforts (sic).” A remark launched by way of Ministry of Atmosphere, Woodland and Local weather Trade printed that India has additionally been awarded a 3rd prize by way of the World Jury beneath the “World Best possible Practices” for air pollution keep an eye on in coastal areas.
Whilst Japan, South Korea and UAE had been conferred with a few Blue Flag seashores in a time period of about five to six years, Javadekar said that India is the primary nation in “Asia-Pacific” area which has accomplished this feat in almost about 2 years’ time and is now within the league of 50 “BLUE FLAG” international locations.
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