Puri: As per the research conducted by National Centre for Coastal Research, Odisha beaches among the cleanest beach in India . Puri beaches among the cleanest beach in #India stands at 2nd position. Kerala and Maharashtra among dirtiest beaches, Odisha among the cleanest.
The report has placed Gopalpur beach in Ganjam district at the fourth place in the list of cleanest beaches.
“India’s cleanest beaches awaits you in Odisha. National Centre for Coastal Research’s study backs our claims. So, this winter, escape the chill, enjoy the warmth of Odisha’s rich culture and the inviting clean white sandy beaches of Odisha,” tweeted the CMO.
Volunteers, who were part of the operation conducted by the NCCR in September, picked up 35 tonnes or 2.39 lakh pieces of litter from across 34 beaches of the country. Around 6,804 kg of litter was collected from six beaches of Tamil Nadu while 5,930 kg of waste came from three beaches of Maharashtra. Odisha, where 478 kg of litter was collected on four beaches, has the least polluted coastline, the report said.
The Puri district administration thanked all volunteers involved in the continuing cleanliness drive under the Mo Beach campaign. A mega cleanliness drive was organised on Puri beach to mark the International Coastal Cleanup Day in September last year. The Puri administration claimed that it was the world’s largest coastal cleanup drive.
The beach cleaning drive was undertaken along the 140-km coastline from Arakhakuda near Chilika lake to Jahania Pir beach in Astaranga.