INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEANUP DAY-2017

1. Introduction.  Towards ongoing efforts of the 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-2017 (ICC-2017) in all Coastal States /Union Territories on 16 Sep 2017. Coast Guard Headquarters, New Delhi along with volunteers undertook Yamuna Cleanup drive at Geeta Ghat, Delhi to commemorate “Swachhta Hi Seva” on 16 Sep 17. 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. A brief on the conduct of the event is appended in the succeeding paragraphs.

2. Participation.   This year, Maharashtra has witnessed the highest participation of 6,320 volunteers, followed by Karnataka which had 5000 volunteers. Nationwide, a total of 25,602 volunteers participated in the ICC-2017 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 nationwide campaign resulted in the collection of approx 81,335 Kgs of marine litter. Debris collection was highest in Tamil Nadu with approx 15,400 kgs and in Maharashtra was approx 13,300 kgs.     

4. Civil support.  Apart from participation of Indian Coast Guard, ICC-2017 received good support from various civil authorities, Central and State government organisations, Municipal Corporations, NGOs, fisheries associations, ports, oil agencies, Colleges/School children, NCC cadets and other private enterprises. Chief Guests for ICC-2017 included Hon’ble Lieutenant Governor, Member of Parliament, Chairman Port Trust and Collector/Dy Collector in smaller locations.

   5. The state wise participation and debris collection is as tabulated below:-                           

Sl. State/UT No. of Participants Debris Collected (KG)
(a) Delhi 650 1,000
(b) Gujarat 1,971 11,630
(c) Daman 700 12,000
(d) Maharashtra 6,320 13,300
(e) Goa 880 1,350
(f) Karnataka 5,000 10,500
(g) Kerala 430 460
(h) L&M Islands 719 1,950
(j) Puducherry 1,292 2,545
(k) Tamil Nadu 2,840 15,400
(l) Andhra Pradesh 1,000 4,000
(m) Odisha 466 165
(n) West Bengal 753 1,405
(p) A&N Islands 1,581 5,630
  Total 25,602 81,335

                                      

          Yamuna Cleanup Drive, Delhi                                            Yamuna Cleanup Drive, Delhi

 

                                      

          ICGS Jakhau, Gujarat                                                         ICGS Mundra, Gujarat

 

                                      

          ICGS Okha, Gujarat                                                            ICGS Vadinar, Gujarat

 

                                      

          ICGS Porbandar, Gujarat                                                    ICGS Pipavav, Gujarat

 

                                      

          ICGS Daman, Daman                                                          ICGS Dahanu, Maharashtra

 

                                      

          Juhu Beach, Mumbai                                                          ICGS Ratnagiri, Maharashtra

 

                                      

          ICGS Goa, Goa                                                                    ICGS Beypore, Kerala

 

                                      

          ICGS Kochi, Kerala                                                             ICGS Vizhinjam, Kerala

 

                                      

          ICGS Kavaratti, Kavaratti                                                   Lakshadweep Island

 

                                      

          ICGS Minicoy, Minicoy                                                       ICGS Androth, Androth

 

                                      

          ICGS Tuticorin, Tamilnadu                                                 ICGS Mandapam, Tamilnadu

 

                                      

          ICGS Puducherry, Puducherry                                          ICGS Chennai, Tamil Nadu

 

                                      

          ICGS Krishnapatnam, Tamil Nadu                                     ICGS Vizag, Andhra Pradesh

 

                                      

          ICGS Frazerganj, West Bengal                                          ICGS Haldia, West Bengal

 

                                      

          ICGS Kolkata, West Bengal                                               ICGS Paradip, Odisha

 

                                      

          ICGS Mayabunder, A&N Islands                                        ICGS Hutbay, A&N Islands

 

                   

          CGWWA Hutbay, A&N Islands                                     

 

 SPECIAL COASTAL CLEANUP DRIVE-INDIAN COAST GUARD 40TH RAISING DAY

Indian Coast Guard (ICG) is celebrating its 40th raising day in 2017. As part of its awareness programme towards Marine Environment, ICG undertook a special Coastal Cleanup Programme across all nine Coastal States and four Union Territories on 04 Feb 17.

Coast Guard being the Central Coordinating Authority for marine pollution undertakes such drives to generate awareness amongst the masses. ICG has been regularly conducting coastal cleanup from time to time since its inception. The State Administration, college/ school children and various volunteer organizations have been supporting Indian Coast Guard in this noble drive over the years

Further, ICG has been appealing from time to time, to all the stakeholders of marine environment especially ports and oil handling/ exploration agencies to also undertake cleanup in their area of operations so as to preserve the marine environment.

During the special drive on 04 Feb 17, an overwhelming support was provided to the Indian Coast Guard by the State Administration, Ports, Oil Handling Agencies, College/ School children in all the Coastal States and Union Territories

Further, Indian Coast Guard has also been coordinating International coastal Cleanup day in India, which is conducted in various parts of the worlds in Sep every year under the aegis of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and under the aegis of South Asian Cooperative Environment Programme (SACEP) in South Asian Region. During the last International Coastal cleanup programme in Sep 2016, Indian Coast Guard launched ‘Swachh Sagar Abhiyan’ taking the Govt. of India drive of ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ to Maritime Zone of India.

A total of 5,167 personnel participated in the drive and collected 21,350 kgs marine litter.

                   

    Niko,Gujarat                                                                             Hazira,Gujarat

 

         Okha, Gujarat                                                                 Veraval, Gujarat

 

  Devka Beach, Daman                                                                Dadar, Mumbai

 

                   

        Goa                                                                                       New Mangalore, Karnataka

 

                   

        Ratnagiri, Maharashtra                                                       Kochi, Kerala

 

                   

        Kavaratti, Lakshadweep                                                     Andhroth, Lakshadweep

 

                   

        HOEC, Chennai                                                                   Mandapam, Tamilnadu

 

                   

        Gandhi Beach, Puduchery                                                 Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh

 

                   

        Gangavaram Port, Andhra Pradesh                                  Rushi Konda Beach, Vizag

 

                   

        Frazerganj, West Bengal                                                   Haldia, West Bengal

 

                   

        Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar                                        Hutbay, Andaman & Nicobar

 

 

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