Beaches from Maharashtra, Odisha and Goa are going to be developed into Blue Flag beaches to attract more tourists and create a hospitable and clean environment for all the visitors. They will be Asia‘s first beaches to be awarded with this certificate.Features of a Blue Flag beach
These beaches will have proper waste disposal systems and access to clean drinking water for the tourists. Knowledge about the coastal ecosystem and sensitive natural areas will also be given to the tourists.
The rules and regulations will be very strict and no unauthorized camping or dumping will be allowed. Along with this, a list of all the rules and information about Blue Flag beaches will be displayed on the beaches.Development of these beaches
The Indian beaches are being developed by the Society for Integrated Coastal Management (SICOM), an environment ministry’s body working for the management of coastal areas, according to the Blue Flag certification standards.
A five-day conference was held to commemorate the World Environment Day 2018 and the objective was to make the beaches pollution free for Blue Flag certification for which it will have to comply with 33 environmental and tourism-related conditions.About the Blue Flag programme
The Blue Flag programme was first started in Paris and its main objective was to make all the beaches environment-friendly. In the span of two years, all the beaches of Europe were Blue Flag certified.Coastal areas in Maharashtra, Odisha to see this development
The aim of this project will be improving the aquatic life by proper management and disposal of pollutants and to develop ecological tourism with constant progress and development of tourist facilities.
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