“Swachh Sagar Abhiyan” By Indian Coast Guard

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Port Blair, May 13: Indian Coast Guard conducted a mass beach clean-up drive at important beaches of A& N Islands involving the local administration staff and populace. The awareness and cleanship drive was undertaken by CG personnel in the beaches namely Aerial Bay Sea shore at Diglipur, Chattan beach at Hut Bay, Baludera beach at Mayabunder, B’Quarry beach at Campbell bay , Kamorta beach at Kamorta by CGS Kamorta & Coast Guard Ship Rajdhwaj and Fore shore Road (ward -2) Haddo at Port Blair by Coast Guard Ship Aruna Asaf Ali on 12 May 18 towards government of India flagship programme “Swachha Bharat Abhiyan”. The service has been effectively contributing not only towards Prime Minister’s visionary step of clean India campaign but also has taken step towards “Swachha Sagar Abhiyan” through putting concentrated efforts towards beach clean ship in these pristine Islands.

The event was conducted by Indian Coast Guard personnel where in approximately 1500 kgs of garbage including discarded plastic items, ropes, nets, logs and clothes was collected from all the beaches and handed over to concerned civil administration for disposal. The event was witnessed and applauded by locals and they also extended helping hands towards cleaning the area. During the drive, banners and placards were displayed to encourage the visitors to maintain eco friendly status of the nature. The event was a great success as the garbage laden area is being converted into a clean beaches gradually.

Further, awareness on ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ was also undertaken by ICG officers in same locations to create awareness amongst people to save and educate girl child and also to enlighten about innumerable schemes, Act & laws for right and protection of female/girl child. They were also briefed about the decreasing Child sex ratio due to the prevalent illegal female foeticide and the resultant social issues due to the imbalance in male female ratio.

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