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Blue Flag Certification For Puri Beach


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05 June 2019

OMMCOM NEWS


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Puri: Golden beach of pilgrim town Puri will be the first beach of Asia to get the Blue Flag certification.  Federation of Environment Education (FEE), a Denmark-based organization selected the stretch between Digabareni Chowk and Hotel Mayfair on the Puri beach for the coveted Blue Flag certification.

According to the Ministry of Forest and Environment, besides Puri, total 13 beaches of India will now have environment friendly resources to transform them to international standards. All these 14 beaches, including Puri will get the Blue Flag certification.

The Society for Integrated Coastal Management (SICOM), an initiative by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, is spearheading the development of India’s beaches, under this programme.

A beach needs to comply with at least 33 pre-requisites to achieve the Blue Flag certificate. This includes quality of sea water, toilet, changing rooms, first aid centres, solar lighting and parking lots. While Central Government will be investing Rs 10 crore for the project, the SICOM will fund it with Rs 2 crore.

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Balwant Singh, Collector, Puri

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Dr Debashis Ray, Addl Project Director, ICZM, Bhubaneswar