Minicoy Thundi and Kadmat Beach have been added to the prestigious list of Blue Beaches.
With two more Indian beaches Minicoy Thundi and Kadmat joining 12 Blue Flag beaches that are eco-labeled and honored as the cleanest beaches in the world, has earmarked India’s commitment to safeguarding and preserving the pristine coastal and marine environment.
The other Indian beaches in the blue list are:
- Eden Beach (Puducherry
- Kovalam Beach (Tamil Nadu)
- Golden Beach (Odisha)
- Shivrajpur Beach (Gujarat)
- Kappad Beach (Kerala)
- Ghoghla Beach (Diu)
- Kasarkod Beach (Karnataka)
- Radhanagar Beach (Andaman & Nicobar Islands)
- Rushikonda Beach (Andhra Pradesh)
- Padubidri Beach (Karnataka)
- Minicoy Thundi(Lakshadweep)
- The Foundation for Environmental Education, a non-profit organization, bestows the Blue Flag Certification (FEE).
- It is an eco-label given to the world’s cleanest beaches.
- About 33 stringent requirements or criteria must be met in order to qualify for the Blue Flag certificate.
- A few of these criteria include having water that meets certain quality standards, having waste disposal facilities, being accessible to the disabled, having first aid equipment, and not allowing pets in the main areas of the beach.
- If approved, beaches receive the qualification for 1 year and must reapply each year to maintain the right to fly the flag at their locations.
- Must have container toilet blocks, shower panels, change rooms, enclosed mini grey water treatment plants, mini solid waste recycling plants, and off-grid solar photovoltaic panels provided for a minimum of 10 meters from the high tide line.
The beaches are part of PM Modi’s relentless journey to create a sustainable environment. The Blue Beaches instill pride in the community and attract tourists.
PM congratulated the people of Lakshadweep on their achievements. “This is great!” he tweeted. Congratulations, especially to the people of Lakshadweep, on this achievement.
India’s coastline is remarkable, and there is a strong desire among our people to improve coastal cleanliness.”