Bitten by the travel bug? Here are 8 Indian beaches accorded the prestigious "Blue Flag" status
Updated : 2020-10-13 17:14:00
Eight beaches in India have been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag certification, according to the environment ministry. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has described the prestigious certification for the eight beaches as a wonderful feat and said it showcases the importance India attaches to protecting such spots and furthering sustainable development.
"Eight of India's serene beaches get the prestigious Blue Flag Certification. This showcases the importance India attaches to protecting such spots and furthering sustainable development. Truly a wonderful feat!" the prime minister tweeted, tagging a report in this regard.
Terming it a "proud moment" for the country, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said the certification is a global recognition of India's conservation and sustainable development efforts.