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Kerala’s Kappad beach among 8 beaches in India to get coveted ‘Blue Flag’ certification

The Kappad beach in Kerala's Kozhikode district is one of eight beaches in India that have been awarded the coveted 'Blue Flag' certification by an eminent international jury that comprises members of the UNEP, UNWTO, FEE and IUCN. The seven other beaches selected for the prestigious honour include Shivrajpur (Gujarat), Ghoghla (Diu), Kasarkod and Padubidri (Karnataka), Rushikonda (Andhra Pradesh), Golden (Odisha) and Radhanagar (Andaman & Nicobar Islands).

The announcement was made by Union Minister of Environment, Forests and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar who said, "It is an outstanding feat considering that no 'Blue Flag' nation has ever been awarded for 8 beaches in a single attempt.this is also a global recognition of India’s conservation and sustainable development efforts”.

News source ~ Indian Express