International Coastal Cleanup Day observed by Indian Coast Guard

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Thiruvananthapuram: The Indian Coast Guard has organized the International Coastal Cleanup Day (ICC) in all Coastal States and Union Territories of India under the auspices of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the Cooperative Program for the South Asia Environment (SACEP) in South Asia. Region. According to the Defense press release, around 300 volunteers from the Indian Coast Guard, Coast Police and Kerala Police participated in the coastal clean-up activity on Saturday September 18th. The event was conducted respecting all COVID protocols and avoiding mass gatherings with minimal staff participation, including two members of the Vizhinjam Coast Police, according to the press release.

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In Trivandrum, the station commander and Indian Coast Guard station staff Vizhinjam undertook the cleanup of Grove Beach in Kovalam. Likewise, the Indian Coast Guard District Headquarters (Mahe and Kochi) carried out a coastal clean-up campaign with the beaches of Fort Kochi and Cherai. Participants were highlighted on the need for cleaner beaches for a better marine environment, a litter-free environment and their impact on healthy life in general.

The ICC campaign resulted in the collection of 1,500 kg of marine litter. About two trucks of garbage and debris were collected by the participants during the journey and the same were transferred to the dump by the Kochi municipal company.

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According to the statement, the International Coastal Cleanup Day in Lakshadweep was coordinated by the Lakshadweep Coast Guard District in association with the Ministry of Forests and Environment, UT Lakshadweep in Kavaratti. Local people, schoolchildren, government officials, Indian Navy and Coast Guard personnel actively participated in the Kavaratti “Beach Cleanup” program event. Indian Administrative Service (IAS) Anbarasu graced the occasion as the main guest and highlighted the importance of beach cleaning and its importance to the livelihoods of the Lakshadweep fellowship.

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In Kavaratti, children participating in the event displayed signs stressing the importance of keeping seas and beaches clean. Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Dinakaran, Commander of Coast Guard District 12 and Damodar AT, IFS distributed certificates to schoolchildren for their active participation. In Minicoy and Androth, 2000 kg of plastic was collected from all plastic-free Minicoy-themed homes and beaches. The International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) began over 30 years ago when communities came together with the common goal of collecting and documenting the litter lying around their coastlines.

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46 510 4 962

63 36 887 8,326

1 38 518 49

Kerala

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1,74,201 7,210

43 10 674 26,711

23,591 152

Karnataka

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15 411 372

29 14 852 1,139

37,603 16

Tamil Nadu

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16,969 76

25 93 074 1,594

35,337 27

Andhra Pradesh

20,38,690 1337

14 699 46

20.09.921 1,282

14,070 9

Uttar Pradesh

17 09 669 17

198 5

16 86 584 12

22 887

West Bengal

15,61,649 635

7,906 61

15 35 091 685

18 652 11

Delhi

14 38 497 28

387 17

14 13 025 45

25 085

Odisha

10,20,244 623

5,043 886

10.07.066 1,502

8 135 7

Chhattisgarh

10,005,056 14

304 28

9,91,191 41

13 561 1

Rajasthan

9.54,254 8

101 1

9.45,199 9

8 954

Gujarat

8 25 723 8

136 7

8.15.505 15

10 082

Madhya Pradesh

7 92 394 8

96 1

7 81 781 9

10,517

Haryana

7.70.733 22

334 11

7,60,591 11

9,808

Bihar

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70 5

7,16,165 7

9 659 1

Telangana

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5,005 143

6 54 545 315

3,904 1

Punjab

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317 1

5 84 479 26

16,468 1

Assam

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5,056 7

5,87,115 259

5 797 7

Jharkhand

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56 18

3 42927 20

5,133

Uttarakhand

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273 9

3 35 719 15

7,390

Jammu and Kashmir

3 27 941 168

1493 14

3,22,032 154

4,416

Himachal Pradesh

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1,562 48

2 11 694 140

3,650 1

Goa

1 75 498 84

774 3

1 71 430 79

3 294 2

Pondicherry

1 25 463 79

923 1

1 22 709 78

1,831 2

Manipur

1 18 495 234

2 189 9

1 14 475 224

1,831 1

Tripura

83,854 14

336 31

82,710 45

808

Mizoram

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14,132 324

65,336 880

261 2

Meghalaya

79,493 168

1,891 15

76 223 148

1,379 5

Chandigarh

65,181 5

37 2

64,326 3

818

Arunachal Pradesh

54,070 ten

422 39

53,377 49

271

Sikkim

30 955 62

713 15

29,863 77

379

Nagaland

30,864 24

484 7

29,727 31

653

Ladakh

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134 25

20,389 3

207

Dadra and Nagar Haveli

10 670

1 0

10 665

4

Lakshadweep

10 356

5 1

10,300 1

51

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

7600 2

13 1

7 458 3

129


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