Thundi and Kadmat beaches receives Blue Beaches certification
In a tweet on 26 October 2022, the Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav said that Thundi and Kadmat beaches in Lakshadweep have received the prestigious Blue Flag certification. Now there are 12 Blue beaches in India.
What is Blue Beach?
The Blue Beach certificate is given by Copenhagen, Denmark based organisation Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). It is an eco-label given to the cleanest beaches in the world.
The beaches have to meet the about 33 stringent requirements or criteria which includes environmental, educational, access and safety-related criteria.
Indian beaches which has been given the certification
Puri's Golden Beach in Odisha is the first Indian as well as Asia's first Blue Flag certified beach.
Other Beaches are Shivrajpur Beach (Gujarat), Kappad Beach (Kerala), Ghoghla Beach (Diu), Radhanagar Beach (Andaman and Nicobar), Kasarkod Beach (Karnataka), Padubidri Beach (Karnataka), Rushikonda Beach (Andhra Pradesh), Kovalam Beach (Tamil Nadu) and Eden Beach (Puducherry).
Last year, the certification was given to Kovalam beach in Tamil Nadu and Eden beach in Puducherry.
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