04 January 2020
Bhubaneswar: The National Centre for Coastal Research (NCCR) has recognized Odisha's Puri beach as the second cleanest beach in India.
Similarly, the report has ranked Gopalpur beach in Ganjam district as the fourth cleanest beach.
It has further said that Odisha has the least polluted coastline.
Quoting the report, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has invited tourists to visit India's cleanest beaches.
The Chief Minister's office has tweeted:
India’s cleanest beaches awaits you in Odisha. National Centre for Coastal Research’s study backs our claims. So, this winter, escape the chill, enjoy the warmth of #Odisha’s rich culture and the inviting clean white sandy beaches of #Odisha.#OdishaBeachesCleanest pic.twitter.com/EBR7v3so1m— CMO Odisha (@CMO_Odisha) January 3, 2020