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India’s 8 beaches get International Blue Flag Certification

Published on October 13, 2020
Current Context: Denmark based Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) has awarded the recognition of ‘Blue Flag’ to 8 Indian Beaches.
India’s 8 beaches get International Blue Flag Certification
  • The name of 8 beached recognized with ‘Blue Flag’ are: Shivrajpur (Gujarat), Kasarkod (Karnataka), Pudubidri (Karnataka), Golden Beach (Odisha), Radhanagar (Andaman and Nicobar island), Ghoghla (Diu), Kappad (Kerala) and Rushikonda (Andhra Pradesh).
  • India has become the first country to be recognized with the Coveted International Blue Flag certificate for 8 beaches in the single attempt itself.
  • The selection of the beaches for Blue Flag certificate was made by an international jury consisting from UNEP (United Nations Economic Programmes), UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organisations), FEE & IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature).
  • GOI has set a target to bring a total of 100 Indian Beaches under the certificate of ‘Blue Flag’ in the next five years.
  • Criteria for receiving Blue Flag certificate for Beaches are: Water Quality, Environmental Education and Information, Environment Management and Safety and Services.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of FEE: Copenhagen, Denmark


Q.1 Which of the following beach/beaches has received recognition of ‘Blue Flag’ by Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE)?
a. Shivrajpur (Gujarat)
b. Kappad (Kerala) 
c. Rushikonda (Andhra Pradesh)
d. All of the above

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