Mangaluru: Five more beaches from state for Blue Flag certification

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Oct 16: A team of experts formed by the Central government to make necessary preparations for identifying and getting the international Blue Flag tags for the beaches, have chosen five beaches of the state including Dakshina Kannada beaches, Tannirbavi and Iddya near Suratkal, among others. They will be prepared for the Blue Flag recognition in the second phase.

Kundapur Kody in Udupi district, Murudeshwar in Uttara Kannada and Karwar are the three other beaches chosen for the second phase Blue Flag certifications.

Once all the infrastructure is developed, these beaches will apply for the Blue Flag recognition. Talapady seashore has lost out in the race because of the sea erosion that is rampant there. The experts have also visited Bengre and Panambur beaches to assess their chances in the second phase.

The department concerned has identified 104 beaches in Karnataka coast. Out of them, 16 have been recommended as high-quality centres. The ministry of environment, forest and climate change of the Central government and National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management have deputed these experts. After applying rigid yardsticks, these experts have finally chosen beaches for the second round.

The other beaches under consideration are Malpe, Om, Nirvana, Apsarakonda, Kudle, Ravindranath Tagore, Gokarna, Murudeshwar, Devabagh, Padukere, Paduvari, Someshwar, Talapady, Harvada and Majali. The Central government plans to develop infrastructure in 100 beaches known as 'Big 100' in the country. The Centre will extend financial assistance for these projects through the World Bank. In the first phase, Padubidri in Udupi, Kasargod in Uttara Kannada and eight other beaches have been given Blue Flag accreditation by International Board of Denmark. 92 more beaches are yet to be chosen for his honour. 


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  • Sanjay, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 17 2020

    The world Bank loan for developing these beaches will be in the pocket of the politicians and some developers, there will be some substandard construction to fool the public and the end result will be a disaster of the natural beach.
    I am predicting the future of this project....

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Sat, Oct 17 2020

    A four lane road on beach front and few 3 star hotels and coffee shops, few usable public toilet with attendants will automatically improve our beaches. Stringent rules and red tape is major set back. Mindless garbage dumping attitude is a major set back too!

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  • rahulraj, kadri

    Sat, Oct 17 2020

    Panambur beach requires more attention because there is no much development in infrastructure there although crowd is so high. Mangalore also needs a Marine drive, a sea/waterfront road. Tannirbavi beach road can be made as marine drive.

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  • Anand, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 17 2020

    Toilets without Permanent person for cleaning is a disaster. Even some hotels in malpe beaches are very dirty and you cannot even enter toilets.

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Bangalore

    Sat, Oct 17 2020

    Friends, may be, some of us are not able to go for Europe tour or Ocean trip, but we have beautiful beaches, hill stations and all other attractions in our country, within our reach. Let us try to enjoy while we are still in the pink. Let us not put off the enjoyment, thinking next year we will go, but how far we can travel when we will be six feet under.

    Enjoy yourself while
    you're still in the pink
    Enjoy yourself, enjoy yourself
    It's later than you think.

    You work and work for years and years
    You're always on the go
    Never take a minute off
    Too busy makin' dough

    Some day, you say, you'll have your fun
    When you're a millionaire
    Imagine all the fun you'll have
    In your old rockin' chair

    (part of a song by Doris Day)

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sat, Oct 17 2020

    First Install Toilets on the Beach ...

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  • Krish, Udupi

    Sat, Oct 17 2020


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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sat, Oct 17 2020

    Krish, Udupi
    I hope you are not fully Confused ...

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  • Sunil Kumar, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 17 2020

    What about railway patri pe near thane

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