Two of the Indian beaches, Kovalam in Tamil Nadu, and Eden in Pandicherry have received the prestigious blue flag tag. The FEE (Foundation for Environmental Education) in Denmark had gives this certificate to eco-friendly destinations. The global recognization of these two beaches indicates the commitment of India’s tourism industry to developing eco-friendly destinations.
Apart from this, eight other beaches of India have been awarded recertifications. These are, Ghoghla in Diu, Kappad in Kerala, Golden in Odisha, Kasarkod & Padubidri in Karnataka, Shivrajpur in Gujarat, Radhanagar in Andaman and Nicobar, and Rushikonda in Andhra Pradesh. last year, these eight destinations were awarded the Blue Flag certificate.
Bhupender Yadav, who is the Minister for Environment, Forest, and Climate change, took to Twitter and congratulated everyone by saying that this is one more milestone in the country’s journey towards a green and clean India.
The Union Tourism Minister, G. Krishna Reddy, said that another feather in India’s clean and green endeavor. The addition of two new beaches, Eden in Puducherry and Kovalam in Tamil Nadu to the existing eight as international blue flag beaches.
In modern times, countries across the globe are looking towards more sustainable tourism forms. Eco-sensitive places like beaches, national parks should be taken care of.