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Thundi and Kadmat beaches accorded Blue Beach Certification

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  • Two Indian beaches, Minicoy Thundi beach and Kadmat beach, located in Lakshadweep, have received the International eco-label ‘Blue Flag’.
  • The Blue Flag certification is accorded by Foundation for Environment Education (FEE).
  • FEE is a non-profit organisation promoting sustainable development through environmental education. It is based at Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • The Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Bhupender Yadav expressed happiness and congratulated everyone stating that it is a part of India`s relentless journey towards building a sustainable environment led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • PM Narendra Modi also congratulated the people of Lakshadweep after Minicoy Thundi Beach and Kadmat Beach made it to the coveted list of Blue Beaches, an eco-label given to the cleanest beaches in the world.
  • He highlighted India`s remarkable coastline and lauded the passion among Indians to further coastal cleanliness.
  • 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, Kadmat Beach is especially popular with cruise tourists who visit the island for water sports.
  • Both beaches comply with all the 33 criteria mandated by the Foundation for Environment Education (FEE).

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