The ‘Blue Flag’ is the world’s most exclusive and recognized voluntary eco label award, given to beach, marina beach and sustainable boating tourism operators. Till now 8 beaches in India got this flag but recently two more beaches have joined it which is a matter of pride. Kovalam in Tamil Nadu and Eden beach of Puducherry have been given ‘Blue Flag’. This information has been shared by the Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Bhupendra Yadav through Twitter.

Two more Indian beaches (Kovalam in Tamil Nadu and Eden in Puducherry get coveted International Blue Flag Certification

India now has 10 Blue Flag beaches

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8 Blue Flag Beahes Pre-Included

  1. Shivrajpur-Gujarat,
  2. Ghoghla-Du,
  3. Kasarkode, Karnataka
  4. Kappad-Kerala
  5. Rushikonda- Andhra Pradesh,
  6. Golden-Odisha
  7. Radhanagar- Andaman and Nicobar
  8. Padubidri-Karnataka

This country has the highest number of blue flags

According to the Blue Flag List, Spain currently has the most clean beaches in the world at 566, while Greece’s 515 and France’s 395 coasts are included in it. Where pollution levels are low, the quality of bathing water, environmental management and protection, safety and service on beaches are also very good.

FEE gives this award
FEE (Foundation for Environmental Education), an organization that campaigns to make beaches clean and animal-friendly, gives a Blue Flag by selecting the coasts of countries on the basis of cleanliness. It is a non-governmental organization with 60 member countries. To make the beaches eco-friendly, the Blue Flag program was started from Paris, France.

So these beaches are good in terms of travel, as well as environmental protection is also taken care of here.