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Source: The post is based on the article “Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Participates in Swachh Sagar, Surakshit Sagar Campaign” published in PIB on 27th August 2022.
What is the News?
The Union Environment Minister participated in the ‘Swachh Sagar, Surakshit Sagar’ campaign, which aims at promoting environmental sustainability.
What is Swachh Sagar, Surakshit Sagar/Clean Coast, Safe Sea Campaign?
Swachh Sagar, Surakshit Sagar/Clean Coast, Safe Sea Campaign is a 75-day citizen-led initiative aimed at improving coastal and ocean health via community action.
The campaign began on July 5, 2022, and will culminate on 17th September 2022 – International Coastal Clean-up Day.
Objective: To alter and save the environment through behaviour change.
Goals: The campaign’s three overarching goals are: 1) Consume Responsibly 2) Separate waste at home and 3) Dispose of waste responsibly.
Nodal Ministry: The campaign is spearheaded by the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) in partnership with the Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), Indian Coast Guard, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and other institutions.
Features: The campaign is being taken at 75 beaches along the coastline with average of 75 volunteers for every kilometre of the coastline. National conferences and workshops on the conservation of the Coastal Ecosystem, marine environment, safe beaches, and waste management are also being conducted.