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Indian Eight Beaches got Blue Flag Certification

Eight beaches of India, spread across five states and two union territories, have been awarded the “BLUE FLAG” by an International Jury comprising of eminent members viz:
UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme); UNWTO (the United Nations World Tourism Organisation); FEE (Denmark-based NGO Foundation for Environmental Education); IUCN (the International Union for Conservation of Nature).
A Blue Flag beach is considered as one of the best beaches in the world in terms of cleanliness, safety, sustainability, etc.

Eight beaches that get International Blue Flag Certification are:
  1. Shivrajpur in Dwarka-Gujarat
  2. Ghoghla in Diu 
  3. Kasarkod in Karnataka 
  4. Padubidri in Karnataka 
  5. Kappad in Kerala 
  6. Rushikonda in Andhra Pradesh
  7. Golden in Puri-Odisha 
  8. Radhanagar Andaman and Nicobar Islands

India is now in the league of 50 “BLUE FLAG” countries.
India has also been awarded a 3rd Prize by the International Jury under the “International Best Practices” for pollution control in coastal regions.

Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Shri Prakash Javadekar said in a tweet, “It is an outstanding feat considering that no BLUE FLAG nation has ever been awarded for 8 beaches in a single attempt“.
He also said “this is also a global recognition of India’s conservation and sustainable development efforts”.