Rushikonda beach is widely known for its golden sands and tidy waves of the Bay of Bengal and one of the virgin beaches of South India was selected by Union Government for development to enable it to vie for the prestigious “Blue Flag Certification” among the 13 other beaches in India.
For this, the central government has granted Rs. 7.3 crore for the requisite infrastructure development like container-based bio-toilet blocks, water vending kiosks for the provision of purified water, greywater treatment, parking facilities, solar treatment facilities, boards and signage, food kiosks, walking and jogging tracks, bathing area, First-aid, and a solid waste management unit as a part of the Blue Flag Certification program. This certification aims at ensuring beach protection and improving local livelihood through sustainable tourism activities.
District Collector V Vinay Chand along with GVMC Commissioner G. Srijana and other senior officials from the APTDC hoisted the ‘Blue Flag’ at Rushikonda beach on Friday. Blue Flag Certification is a symbol of excellence and given by Denmark based Foundation for Environmental Foundation (FEE) after meeting stringent parameters.
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