12 June 2019
Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today congratulated Odisha Tourism on Chandrabhaga beach becoming the first in Asia to get Blue Flag certification. The beach was given the honour on World Environment Day.
"Congratulations Odisha Tourism on Chandrabhaga beach becoming the first in Asia to get Blue Flag certification for its cleanliness & international standard amenities. It is a constant effort to showcase Odisha to the world, a treasure-trove of scenic beauty, monuments & heritage," the Chief Minister stated on CMO's Facebook page.
On June 6, the Chandrabhaga beach in Puri district in east Indian state of Odisha has become the first in Asia to get the Blue Flag certification. The certification is given by Denmark-based Federation of Environment Education (FEE) to beaches which are environment-friendly, clean and equipped with amenities of international standards for tourists.