MOEF notifies beaches for the purpose of Blue Flag Certification

Jul 12, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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EHS Compliance

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change on July 12, 2019, has notified beaches for the purpose of Blue Flag Certification to conserve, protect and improve the quality of environment and prevent, control and abate the environmental pollution and to achieve the internationally recognized highest standard for the purpose of beach management.

Therefore, the Central Government has declared structures and facilities which are permitted in the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) areas subject to maintaining a minimum distance of 10 meters from HTL for the purpose of obtaining Blue Flag certification of the twelve beaches. They are as follows: -

(a)  Container based toilet blocks, change rooms, shower panels; 

(b)  Mini grey water treatment plant enclosed in temporary structures; 

(c)  Mini solid waste recycling plant enclosed in temporary structures; 

(d)  Off grid solar PV panels; 

(e)  Purified drinking water kiosk;

(f)   Beach access pathway to bathing zone made of interlinking paver blocks; 

(g)   LED landscape lighting with poles duly grouted; 

(h)   Portable bamboo made seating benches and sit-out umbrellas; 

(i)   Outdoor children play equipment; 

(j)   Container based CCTV control room and First aid station; 

(k)   Watch towers; and 

(l)    Beach Information hoarding boards and beach layout map hoarding boards.

[Order no. S.O.2502(E)]



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