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Government of India
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
14-November-2019 19:13 IST
84 Tons of solid waste collected and disposed, as week-long beach cleaning drive enters the fourth day

In an effort towards creating mass awareness about the importance of coastal ecosystems and striving to keep beaches clean, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) is currently intensively undertaking a cleanliness-cum-awareness drive in 50 beaches under the “Swachh - Nirmal Tat Abhiyaan” from November 11 to 17.

The campaign entered its fourth leg today with an overwhelming response of about 41,382 volunteers including Ecoclub students having actively participated till date in the drives in all 10 States/UTs, covering a total of 110 kilometers of beach stretches. A total amount of 84 Tons of solid waste has been collected and disposed of so far during the drives.

 

 

The identified beaches are in 10 coastal States/Union Territories (UTs) namely Gujarat, Daman & Diu, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Andhra Pradesh, and Odisha. The beaches have been identified after the consultation with the States/UTs.

Following is the list of the beaches identified for cleanliness-cum-awareness drive:

 

Sl. No.

State

Beaches

I

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andhra Pradesh

 

 

 

 

 

Kalingapatanam Beach

(Srikakulam District)

Chintapaki Beach

(Vizianagaram District)

Yarada

(Visakhapatnam District)

R. K. Beach

(Visakhapatnam District)

Manginapudi

(Krishna District)

Suryalanka

(Guntur District)

Ramayapathnam

(Prakasam District)

II

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goa

Benaulim

(SalceteTaluka, South Goa)

Baina.

(MormugaoTaluka, South Goa)

Morjim

(PernemTaluka, North Goa)   

Ashvem

(PernemTaluka, North Beach)

Baga

(Calangute, North Goa)

Palolem

(CanaconaTaluka, South Goa)

III

 

 

 

 

Gujarat

Mandavi

(Kutch District)

Mangrol Bara

(Junagarh)

Bhavani

(Bhavnagar district)

Tithal

(Valsad District )

Pingleshwar

(Kutch distinct )

IV

 

 

 

 

 

 

Karnataka

Malpe

(Udupi)

Om

(Uttara Kannada district)

Niravana

(Uttara Kannada district)

Apsarkonda

(Uttara Kannada district)

Ravindranath Tagore

(Uttara Kannada district)

Gokarna

(Uttara Kannada district)

V

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kerala

Valiyaparamba

(Kasaragode District)

Muzhupilangad

(Kannur District)

Kuttayi

(Malappuram District)

Kozhikode

(Kozhikode District)

Chavakkad

(Thrissur District)

Marari

(Alappuzha District)

Kadinamkulam

(Thiruvananthapuram District)

VI

 

 

 

Maharashtra

Uran

(Navi Mumbai)

Tarkarli

(Malvantaluka in Sindhudurg district)

Ganapatipule

(Ratnagiri)

Girgaumchowpatty

(Mumbai)

VII

 

 

 

 

Odisha

Sonaour

(Ganjam District)

Udayapur\

(Balasore District)

Jahania

(Puri District)

Gopalpur

(Ganjam District)

Puri

(Puri District)

VIII

 

 

 

 

Puducherry

Paradise

(Puducherry District)

Puducherry

(Puducherry District)

Karaikal Town

(Karaikal District)

Akkampattai Village beach

(Karaikal District)

IX

 

 

 

Tamil Nadu

Kunimedu

(Villupuram District)

Eliot

(Chennai)

Mamallapuram

(Chengalpattu district)

Kovalam

(Kanyakumari  District)

X

 

 

Daman & Diu

Jallandar

Nagoa

 

Earlier on Wednesday, Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Communications and Electronics & Information Technology, Shri Sanjay Dhotreparticipated in a beach drive at Calicut.  Governments and Ministries are also actively participating in the beach cleaning drives.

The cleaning drives in all beaches are being undertaken, involving school/college students of Eco-clubs, district administration, institutions, volunteers, local communities and other stakeholders.  State Nodal Agencies for the Eco-clubs are facilitating the week long intensive cleanliness drive in all 10 States/UTs. Nodal teachers from the Eco-clubs are present at the sites during the entire cleanliness drive. MoEF&CC officials are also assisting the State Governments/UTs in successful organization of the drive in respective States/UTs. 

For beach cleaning activities which is for a duration of two hours on daily basis, a minimum of one Kilometer stretch of the beach has been identified. Beach sand cleaning machines are being deployed in about 15 identified beaches. The Ministry has given directions to all States/UTs for disposing off the waste collected as per extant Waste Management Rules, 2016.

 

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