In a first, eight Indian beaches recommended for ‘Blue Flag’ eco-label

News: Union Environment Ministry has announced that the Indian Government has recommended eight Indian beaches for the “Blue Flag” certification. Facts: The eight beaches are Shivrajpur in Gujarat, Ghoghla in Daman & Diu, Kasarkod and Padubidri beach in Karnataka, Kappad in Kerala, Rushikonda in Andhra Pradesh, Golden beach of Odisha and Radhanagar beach in Andaman… Continue reading In a first, eight Indian beaches recommended for ‘Blue Flag’ eco-label

Centre eases CRZ rules of beaches aspiring for Blue Flag tag: What is this certification?

News:Recently, the Ministry of Environment and Forest has relaxed Coastal Regulation Zone(CRZ) rules for Blue flag beaches. Facts: About the relaxation of CRZ rules: India’s Coastal Regulation Zone(CRZ) rules do not allow the construction of infrastructure on beaches and islands. But the Blue Flag certification requires the beaches to create infrastructures like portable toilet blocks,… Continue reading Centre eases CRZ rules of beaches aspiring for Blue Flag tag: What is this certification?

Blue Flag Certification for beaches

News:Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change has informed Rajya Sabha about the implementation of Blue Flag Certification for select beaches in the country.  Facts: About Blue flag Certification: The Blue Flag certification is given to environmental- friendly, clean beaches, marinas which are equipped with amenities of international standards for tourists. The certification programme is… Continue reading Blue Flag Certification for beaches

12 Indian beaches in the race to crest the ‘Blue Flag’ challenge

The Union Environment Ministry has selected 12 beaches in India to compete for the ‘Blue Flag’ certification. The 12 beaches include: Shivrajpur (Gujarat), Bhogave (Maharashtra), Ghoghla (Diu), Miramar (Goa), Kasarkod and Padubidri (Karnataka), Kappad (Kerala), Eden (Puducherry), Mahabalipuram (Tamil Nadu), Rushikonda (Andhra Pradesh), Golden (Odisha), and Radhanagar (Andaman & Nicobar Islands). The Blue Flag certification… Continue reading 12 Indian beaches in the race to crest the ‘Blue Flag’ challenge