The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) cleaned beaches at 75 places throughout the nation on September 17, as part of "Swachh Sagar Abhiyan."
New Delhi: The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) cleaned beaches at 75 places throughout the nation on September 17, as part of International Coastal Cleanup Day and the “Swachh Sagar Abhiyan.”
The project was a part of the 75th anniversary of India’s independence celebration known as “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.” The ICG has to do lots of duties, like taking the necessary actions to safeguard and protect the maritime environment.
The ICG also makes an effort to prevent and control marine pollution.
The third Saturday in September is designated as International Coastal Clean-up Day (ICC), and the ICG has been in charge of this programme in India since 2006.
The International Coastal Clean-up Day 2022 broke all prior attendance and geographic coverage records, becoming a turning point in history.
The cleaning campaign at 75 beaches along the 7500 kilometres of coastline in our nation is an effort to alter public attitudes regarding pollution caused by plastics.
This year, the ICG worked to integrate its efforts with the Ministry of Earth Sciences’ flagship programme, “Swachh Sagar-Surakshit Sagar.”
The “Puneet Sagar Abhiyan,” which attempts to modify public attitudes regarding the usage of plastic products, attracted large numbers of National Cadet Corps (NCC) cadets from all around the nation.
Meanwhile, ICG DG Pathania said there is no single solution to the current plastic crisis. In order to prevent plastic pollution from wreaking havoc on our ecosystem, he stated, “governments, corporations, and individuals must all play a vital part in preventing our environment from plastic pollution.”