INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEANUP DAY-2018

1. Introduction.  Towards ongoing efforts of the Government for the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ and Hon’ble Prime Ministers appeal for mass cleanliness and sanitation campaign, through “Swachhta Hi Seva”; the Indian Coast Guard conducted International Coastal Cleanup day-2018 (ICC-2018) in all Coastal States /Union Territories on 15 Sep 2018. 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 State has witnessed the highest participation of 4,697 volunteers followed by Gujarat State which had 2,621 volunteers. Nationwide, a total of 22,026 volunteers participated in the ICC-2018 campaign. Various Govt. and civil agencies including NCC cadets, NSS, school and college students formed the largest proportion of volunteers alongwith CG personnel.   

3. Debris Collection.  The nationwide campaign resulted in the collection of 71,220 Kgs of marine litter. Debris collection was highest at Maharashtra State, approx 16,900 kgs and Gujarat State was approx 11,437 kgs.     

4. Civil support.  4.Apart from other armed forces, ICC-2018 received good support from the various civil authorities, Central and State government organisations, Municipal Corporations, NGOs, fisheries associations, ports, oil agencies and other private enterprises. Chief Guests for ICC-2018 included Hon’ble Chief Minister, Collector, Commissioner of Customs, Deputy Collector and DIG of Police in smaller locations.

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

Sl.no State/UT No. of participants Debris collected
 
 
 
(Kgs)
(a)
Gujarat
2,621
11,437
(b)
Daman
457
625
(c)
Maharashtra
4,697
16,900
(d)
Goa
1,300
1,940
(e)
Karnataka
1,296
3,475
(f)
Kerala
850
4,800
(g)
L & M Islands
1,034
3,000
(h)
Puducherry
366
1,000
(J)
Tamil Nadu
2,538
9,190
(k)
Andhra Pradesh
2,450
8,340
(l)
Odisha
422
153
(m)
West Bengal
1,175
2,670
(n)
A & N Islands
2,820
7,690
(p)
Total
22,026
71,220

 

                   

                             ICGS Jakhau                                                                             ICGS Mundra

 

                   

                              ICGS Vadinar                                                                             ICGS Okha

 

                   

                          ICGS Porbandar                                                                       ICGS Pipavav

 

                   

                             CGRPT Surat                                                                                ICGS Dhahnu

 

                   

                               ICGS Mumbai                                                                          ICGS Karwar

 

                   

                      ICGS New Mangalore                                                                         ICGS Beypore

 

                   

                                  ICGS Kochi                                                                         ICGS Vizhinjam

 

                   

                             ICGS Kavaratti                                                                         ICGS Minicoy

 

                   

                               ICGS Tuticorin                                                                        ICGS Puducherry

 

                   

                          ICGS Chennai                                                                                 ICGS Kakinada

 

                   

                 ICGS Krishnapatnam & Nicobar                                                       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-2017

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