Radhanagar beach retains Blue Flag certification

Radhanagar beach in Swaraj Deep island of the union territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands has retained the Blue flag certification for 2021-22, an official release said.

The Radhanagar beach is in South Andaman district and is very popular with both domestic and foreign tourists.

The Blue flag certification is a globally recognised eco-label accorded by FEE (Foundation for Environmental Education), Denmark, based on 33 stringent criteria under four major heads – environmental education and information, bathing water quality, environmental management and conservation and safety and services at the beaches.

Blue flag beach is an eco-tourism model endeavouring to provide the tourists or beachgoers clean and hygienic bathing water, safe and healthy environment and sustainable development of the area.

The Deputy Commissioner of South Andaman has complimented the entire team of the beach management committee of Radhanagar beach on this major achievement, the release issued by the district administration said.

The DC further encouraged the beach management committee to maintain the facilities developed under the Blue Flag programme so that the aesthetic and beauty of the beach is maintained by the tourists, it added.