Vizag’s Rushikonda seashore will get eco-label ‘Blue Flag’

Rushikonda Seaside and 7 different seashores in India have been conferred the coveted eco-label ‘Blue Flag’. All these seashores will now be on the worldwide map. District Collector V. Vinay Chand confirmed {that a} communication was obtained from Sanjai Jalla, Mission Chief, Blue Flag Seashores of India.

The opposite seven seashores, which have been conferred the tag are — Shivrajpur (Gujarat), Ghoghla (Diu), Kasarkod (Karnataka), Padubidri (Karnataka), Kappad (Kerala) Golden (Odisha) and Radhanagar (Andaman).

All of the eight seashores have been conferred the ‘Blue Flag’ of their maiden try for the coveted recognition. India has additionally bagged the third greatest award for ‘greatest practices’ on air pollution management within the coastal areas. That is out of fifty Blue Flag nations, to which India now belongs.

“It’s yet one more feather within the cap of Visakhapatnam and the town will now be on the worldwide tourism map. Worldwide vacationers choose to go to seashores with the Blue Flag tag as they meet all of the worldwide norms of security, cleanliness and supply facilities matching worldwide requirements,” Tourism Minister Muttamsetti Srinivasa Rao instructed
The Hindu on Sunday night.

The ‘Blue Flag’ certification is given by the Denmark-based Basis for Environmental Schooling (FEE). Rushikonda Seaside is the one one seashore within the State, which was chosen by the Union authorities, for growth to match worldwide requirements, beneath BEAMS (Seaside Surroundings and Aesthetics Administration Providers) undertaking.

“The Rushikonda Seaside was nominated for the undertaking in 2017 and it was finalised in February, 2018. Outside health gear, equipment for steady seashore cleansing, security gear like CCTV cameras and lifeguards have been all offered as a part of the undertaking,” R. Purnima Devi, District Tourism Officer and Nodal Officer for the Blue Flag Venture, instructed
The Hindu .

It might be recalled that the Union Ministry of Surroundings, Forest and Local weather Change (Mo EFCC) introduced at a digital occasion in September this 12 months that for the primary time eight seashores of India have been really helpful for the Blue Flag certification.

The essential standards for getting the certification are: security/safety, pollution-free, good bathing water high quality and environmental schooling of seashore customers. A Blue Flag seashore ought to have benches for vacationers to chill out, showers to allow them take a shower after a dip, a gymnasium and correct stable waste disposal techniques amongst different issues.

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