Some good news from the Lakshadweep islands! Two beaches from the union territory have received the coveted Blue Flag tag, certifying them to be eco-friendly. Here are the details. By Anushka Goel
India is home to some stunning beaches and islands. The country also has several beaches which have been recognised as clean and eco-friendly, with two being added to the Blue Flag list last year. And now, two more Indian beaches have joined the list of Indian beaches that have received the coveted Blue Flag Tag. These are from the union territory of the Lakshadweep islands.
Two more Indian beaches received the Blue Flag tag
This is great! Congratulations, particularly to the people of Lakshadweep, for this feat. India’s coastline is remarkable and there is also a great amount of passion among our people to further coastal cleanliness. https://t.co/4gRsWussRt
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 26, 2022
Minicoy Thundi Beach and Kadmat Beach in the island cluster have received this tag. Blue Flag is a coveted international eco-label, awarded by the Denmark-based non-profit Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). It is awarded to beaches that are considered the cleanest in the world and is among the world’s most widely recognised voluntary eco-labels. The tag is awarded annually to beaches, marinas and sustainable boating tourism operators. It takes into account things such as providing tourists with all the basic amenities, clean and hygienic bathing water, safe and healthy environment as well as the sustainable development of the area.
The news was shared on Twitter by the Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Bhupender Yadav, and was reshared by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Talking about the beaches that have received the tag this year, the Kadmat Beach is popular among cruise tourists and water sports enthusiasts. The destination is heaven for nature lovers, with its pristine white sand beaches, reminiscent of an international vacation akin to The Maldives. The Thundi Beach, on the other hand, is known for its turquoise water. It is popular among swimmers.
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