Aiming to clean coastal areas throughout the country and raising consciousness among citizens regarding the significance of coastal ecosystems to conserve marine creatures from plastic waste, industrial waste, and other toxic substances.
Environment Education Division of the MoEFCC and Society of Integrated Coastal Management (SICOM) is liable for complete campaign management in 50 beaches, under the supervision of Ministry.
After a discussion with various States/UTs, the government listed beaches in 10 States/Union Territories (UTs).
These are in –
1. Andhra Pradesh 2. Kerala 3. Tamil Nadu 4. Odisha 5. Pondicherry 6. Goa 7. Karnataka 8. Gujarat 9. Maharashtra 10. Daman & Diu
Beaches in Andhra Pradesh –
The program listed a number of seven beaches namely:
I. Kalingapatnam in Srikakulam district II. Chintapalli in Vizianagaram III. Rama Krishna and Yarada beaches in Vishakhapatnam IV. Manginapudi in Krishna V. Suryalanka in Guntur VI. Ramayapatnam beach in Prakasam district
Did You Know? Society of Integrated Coastal Management (SICOM) –
Vision – diverse, safe and sustainable coastal and marine environment for the regular and increased outflow of advantages to the country and the coastal community.
Cleaning campaigns on all beaches will include school/college students of eco-clubs, volunteers, district administration, local communities and many more.
State Nodal Agencies for eco-clubs will promote a week-long effective cleanliness campaign across all 10 States/UTs.
Throughout the whole cleanliness campaigns, nodal teachers from the various eco-clubs will be active at the locations.
Environment Ministry Officials have also been appointed to regulate the application of the campaign.
Approximately 200 students from different schools involved in the cleaning operation at Ramayapatnam beach under the supervision of the district unit of NGC. The administrators made all provisions for their transport, boarding, and accommodation at the place.
The program is suitable for students studying in classes 8, 9 and 10 who have considered joining the NGC or eco-clubs of their schools concerned.
To fulfill the expenditures of volunteers, the APNGCDirectorate has provided Rupees 3 lakhs to each district, and District Education Officers (DEO) and NGC coordinators are managing the whole task.
While it is not practicable to clean the whole sea-coast in just one week, our goal is to impart the concept of cleaning sea beaches and raise public awareness by this program, regarding the adverse impacts of plastic and other hazardous substances, so that people will contribute in larger numbers the next time, an official stated.
Did You Know? State Nodal Agencies – established by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE)