INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEANUP DAY-2022

1. Introduction.  Taking forward, the vision of the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s and his constant emphasis on cleanliness across the nation including Coastal States/UTs, a cleanliness campaign “Swachh Sagar Surakshit Sagar” and `Puneet Sagar Abhiyan’ was conducted on 17 Sep 2022. This year’s International Coastal Cleanup day also coincides with the celebrations of `Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ in 75th year of independence. The coastal cleanup drive was conducted at 75 Beaches across the country with 75 volunteers for every kilometer of the coastline. The ICC is conducted in various parts of the world in third week of September every year under the aegis of United Nations Environment Progremme (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. The campaign was integrated with Ministry of Earth Science (MoES), Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate    Change (MoEF&CC), Indian Coast Guard(ICG), National Service Scheme (NSS), National Disaster Management    Authority (NDMA), Seema Jagran Manch, Akhil Bharatiya Vidarthi Parishad (ABVP), Paryavaran Sanrakshan Gativiidhi   (PSG) alongwith other social organisation and educational institutions. The event was conducted with an aim to   maintain  the sea shores neat and clean and to avoid further pollution of marine environment by man-made activities   and  also educate and motivate the local populace.

3. Participation.   This year, Western Region has witnessed the highest participation of 42,342 volunteers. Nationwide, 81,178 volunteers participated in the ICC - 2022 campaign. As a part of contributing towards `Swachh Sagar Surakshit Sagar’ ICG ships participated in cleaning of marine litters from coastal waters.

4. Debris Collection.  The campaign resulted in the collection of 56,974 kgs (approx) of Marine litter and 25,561 kgs of Plastic litter. Debris is collection was highest in Western Region with approx 25,103 Kgs.

5. Civil support.  Apart from Ministries and other Armed Forces, ICC - 2022 received good support from various civil authorities, Municipal Corporations, NGO, fisheries associations, School students, College students, NCC cadets, IOC, Marine Police, Oil Handling Agencies (OHAs) and other organisations including Primary Health Centre (PHC) for participating in the event.

6. The Region wise participation and debris collection data is tabulated below:-

Sl No.
Region
No of participants
Marine Litter collected (Kgs)
Plastic Litter collected (Kgs)
(a)
West
42,342
25,103
9,577
(b)
East
14,292
17,774
9,559
(c)
North East
11,709
4,882
2,729
(d)
North West
9,521
5,319
2,508
(e)
A & N
3,314
3,896
1,188
                          Total
81,178
56,974
25,561

 

 
 
    
 
ICGS Visakhapatnam 
 
 
 
 
ICGS Chennai
 
 
 
ICGS Mandapam
 
 
 
ICGS Krishnapatnam 
 
 
 
 
ICGS Kakinada
 
 
 
ICGS Mumbai
 
 
 
 
ICGS Mumbai
 
 
 
 
Panambur Beach, New Manglore
 
 
 
ICGS Kochi
 
 
 
 
ICGS Karwar
 
 
 
 
ICGS Goa
 
 
 
 
 
ICGS Gandhinagar
 
 
 
 
 
 
ICGS Gandhinagar
 
 
 
 
ICGS Vadinar
 
 
 
Dandi Beach
 
 
 
 
ICGS Veraval
 
     
 
ICGS Mundra
 
 
 
ICGS Port Blair
 
 
ICGS Diglipur
 
 
         
ICGS Nizampatnam
 
 
     
 
ICGS Kamorta
 
 
 
ICGS Mayabunder
 
 
Malacca Beach, Carnic
 
 
         
Raman Bagicha Beach, Rangat
 
 
     
 
ICGS Kolkatta
 
 
 
ICGS Kolkatta
 
 
Chandipur Beach, Haldia
 
 
         
ICGS Paradip
 
 
     
 
ICGS Gopalpur
 
 
 
Chandipadar, Beach
 

 

 

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