INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEANUP DAY-2019

1. Introduction.  Towards ongoing efforts of Government for the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ and Hon’ble Prime Minister’s appeal for mass cleanliness and sanitation campaign, through “Swachhta Hi Seva”; the Indian Coast Guard conducted International Coastal Cleanup Day – 2019 (ICC-2019) in all Coastal States/ Union Territories on 21 Sep 19. The International Coastal Cleanup day is conducted in various parts of the world in third week of September every year under the aegis of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme (SACEP) in the South Asian Region. The Indian Coast Guard has been coordinating this activity in India since 2006.

2. Participation.   This year, Maharashtra has witnessed the highest participation of 2,970 volunteers followed by Tamil Nadu which had 2,393 volunteers. Nationwide, a total of 19,479 volunteers participated in the ICC-2019 campaign. Various Govt. and civil agencies including NCC cadets, NSS, school and college students formed the largest proportion of volunteers alongwith ICG personnel.

3. Debris Collection.  The campaign resulted in the collection of 75,224 kgs (approx) of marine litter. Debris collection was highest at Puducherry UT, at approx 28,200 kgs.

4. Civil support.  Apart from other armed forces, ICC-2019 received good support from various civil authorities, Central and State government organizations, Municipal Corporations, NGOs, fisheries associations, ports, oil agencies and other private enterprises. Chief Guests for ICC-2019 included Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of Andhra University, Executive Director KSSPL, Regional Director (South) India Tourism while District Collectors were also present in the programme.

Sl.no State/UT No. of participants Debris collected
 
 
 
(Kgs)
(a)
Gujarat
2,097
6,190
(b)
Daman
500
2,000
(c)
Maharashtra
2,970
7,325
(d)
Goa
1,101
2,186
(e)
Karnataka
1,520
8,600
(f)
Kerala
1,690
3,260
(g)
L & M Islands
795
3,000
(h)
Puducherry
1,490
28,200
(J)
Tamil Nadu
2,393
5,120
(k)
Andhra Pradesh
1,310
2,650
(l)
Odisha
410
1,250
(m)
West Bengal
1,205
2,895
(n)
A & N Islands
2,998
2,548
(p)
Total
19,479
75,224

 

                   

                             ICGS Veraval                                                                             ICGS Mundra

 

                   

                              ICGS Vadinar                                                                             ICGS Okha

 

                   

                          ICGS Porbandar                                                                       ICGS Pipavav

 

                   

                             CGRPT Surat                                                                                ICGS Dhahnu

 

                   

                               ICGS Mumbai                                                                          ICGS Karwar

 

                   

                      ICGS Karaikal                                                                                ICGS Beypore

 

                   

                                  CGAE Kochi                                                                         ICGS Vizhinjam

 

                   

                             ICGS Kavaratti                                                                         ICGS Minicoy

 

                   

                               ICGS Tuticorin                                                                        ICGS Puducherry

 

                   

                          ICGS Chennai                                                                                 ICGS Kakinada

 

                   

                     ICGS Krishnapatnam                                                                          ICGS Vizag

 

                   

                              ICGS Paradip                                                                            ICGS Haldia

 

                   

                            ICGS Kolkata                                                                        ICGS Frazerganj

 

                   

                                 ICGS Diglipur                                                                    ICGS Port Blair

 

                   

                         ICGS Mayabunder                                                                       ICGS Hutbay

 

                   

                              ICGS Kamorta                                                                   ICGS Campbell Bay

 

INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEANUP DAY-2018

 

INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEANUP DAY-2017

Back to Top

http://mod.nic.in/ : This link will take you to a webpage outside this website
Last Visited On: 06/12/2019

Visitor Counter :

5123541
stqc