Wow, India is now the primary nation on this planet to obtain the Blue Flag Certification for 8 seashores in a single try! New Blue Flag seashores of India are Radhanagar in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Golden seashore in Odisha’s Puri, Andhra Pradesh’s Rushikonda, Kerala’s Kappad, Diu’s Ghoghla, Gujarat’s Shivrajpur, and Karnataka’s Kasarkod and Padubidri seashores, as per particulars shared by Ministry of Atmosphere, Forest and Local weather Change.
What’s Blue Flag Certification and what it means for seashores?
Blue Flag is awarded by an Worldwide Jury comprising of eminent members of United Nations Atmosphere Programme (UNEP), World Tourism Group (UNWTO), FEE, and IUCN. The award is given to the most secure, cleanest, and environment-friendly seashores of the world.
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar lauded this as an “excellent feat” citing that “no BLUE FLAG” nation has ever been awarded for 8 seashores in a “single try”. Javadekar has mentioned that Blue Flag Certification has come as a world recognition for India’s “conservation and sustainable improvement efforts”. India has additionally turn into the primary nation within the Asia-Pacific class to attain the feat in about 2 years, Javadekar tweeted.
In Asia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Japan, and South Korea have managed to obtain Blue Flag certification for a few seashores. Nonetheless, the aforementioned international locations managed to attain recognition in a “time-frame of round 5 to six years.” India has now entered the bloc of fifty “BLUE FLAG” nations. The federal government of India has taken pleasure on this honour to the nation. The central authorities is planning to take this journey ahead to 100 such seashores within the nation within the subsequent 5 years, the Ministry of Atmosphere, Forest and Local weather Change mentioned in a press release.
India had began the event of pilot seashores (one every in coastal states/UTs) in 2018. Subsequently, the federal government of India offered the primary set of 8 seashores for the certification for the “vacationer season” of 2020, the Ministry of Atmosphere, Forest and Local weather Change mentioned.