February 8, 2023 6:09 am


Lakshadweep Beaches Now Added Into The List of Blue Beaches

Minicoy Thundi Beach and Kadmat Beach — both in Lakshadweep have been accorded the ‘Blue Flag’ label.

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Lakhsadweep Beaches

In a proud moment for India, two Lakshadweep beaches were added to the Blue beaches list by the Foundation for Environment Education in Denmark. 

Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav announced the information on Wednesday. Now, India has a total of 12 beaches in the blue beaches list. It is an eco-label given to the cleanest beaches in the world.

The Union Minister shared the information on his official twitter handle.

Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav's tweet on Lakshadweep Beaches
Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav’s tweet on Lakshadweep Beaches

Two Beaches of Lakshadweep 

Minicoy Thundi Beach and Kadmat Beach — both in Lakshadweep have been accorded the ‘Blue Flag’ label.

As per a press release by the Ministry of Environment, “the Thundi Beach is one of the most pristine and picturesque beaches in the Lakshadweep archipelago where white sand is lined by the turquoise blue water of the lagoon”.

It further said about the second Lakshadweep beach, “The Kadmat Beach is especially popular with cruise tourists who visit the island for water sports”.

Kadmat Beach is a paradise for nature lovers with its pearl white sand, blue lagoon waters, moderate climate and friendly locals.

The other Indian beaches in the blue list are Shivrajpur-Gujarat, Ghoghla-Diu, Kasarkod and Padubidri-Karnataka, Kappad-Kerala, Rushikonda- Andhra Pradesh, Golden-Odisha, Radhanagar- Andaman and Nicobar, Kovalam in Tamil Nadu and Eden in Puducherry beaches.

The Blue Flag

The Blue Flag is a highly recognised eco-label. It is awarded by the Foundation for Environment Education in Denmark.

As per the official website of Blue flag, “The iconic Blue Flag is one of the world’s most recognised voluntary awards for beaches, marinas, and sustainable boating tourism operators”.

In order to qualify for the Blue Flag, stringent environmental, educational, safety, and accessibility criteria must be met and maintained.

Yash Rawat
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