The central government is very serious about the cleanliness of beaches across the country. For this, a cleanliness drive is being conducted on 75 beaches from July 5 to September 17, 2022. Union Minister Jitendra Singh says that International Coastal Cleanup Day will be celebrated every year on the third Saturday of September.
This year it is falling on 17th September. Coincidentally, September 17 is also the birthday of PM Narendra Modi. On the occasion of the 75th year of independence, 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' is also being celebrated all over the country. Jitendra Singh said that in this respect also this day becomes very special.
Talking about the specialties of the event, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said that it will be the first of its kind and the longest running coastal clean-up drive, in which a maximum number of people will participate. This is to give the message of 'Clean Sagar, Safe Sagar' not only for the prosperity of the coastal areas but also other parts of the country, but the participation of common man is necessary in this.
In the meeting, the Union Minister also suggested that on the occasion of International Coastal Cleanliness Day, apart from coastal areas, non-coastal areas should also be included in the cleanliness drive. For this, a plan should be made to spread the message to the people and in this the colleges, universities and other institutions of the country should play an important role.
Among the 75 beaches on which this campaign named 'Clean Sagar, Safe Sagar' is being run, Daman's Devka and Jampore beach; Juhu, Girgaum Chowpatty, Mandvi, Murud, Chikhle beach of Maharashtra; Miramar, Bayana, Bogmalo, Velasao and Colva of Goa; Beypore, Cherai, Kovalam in Kerala; Pambur, Malpe, Gorti of Karnataka; Moola of Lakshadweep, Chowpatty beach of Porbandar, Dandi beach of Surat; Marina Beach of Chennai; Gandhi Beach in Puducherry, Digha Beach in West Bengal, Paradip Beach in Odisha, and Diglipur, Mayabunder, Rangat and Port Blair beaches of Andaman and Nicobar Islands are included.