INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEANUP DAY-2023

1. Introduction.  Towards ongoing effort of Government for the “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan” in lines with vision of the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s appeal for mass cleanliness and sanitation campaign, through “Swachhata Hi Seva” ICG conducted ICC-2023 in all Coastal States / Union Territories on 16 Sep 23. The International Coastal Cleanup day is conducted in various parts of the world on third saturday 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.   Indian Coast Guard, as a part of International Coastal Cleanup Day conducted focused activities contributing towards `Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’. The event was conducted within an aim to educate and to motivate the local populace for maintaining the sea shores neat and clean and to avoid further pollution of marine environment by man-made activities. This year, CG RHQ(W) has witnessed the highest participation of 11,425 volunteers followed by CG RHQ(E) which had 5,166 volunteers. Nationwide, a total of 25,245 volunteers participated in the ICC-2023 campaign. As a part of contributing towards `Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ ICG units participated in cleaning of marine litters from coastal waters.

3. Debris Collection.   The campaign resulted in the collection of 24,354 kgs (approx) of Marine litter and 15,008 kgs of Plastic litter. Marine litter collection was highest in Western Region with approx 10,296 Kgs.

4. Civil support.  Apart from Ministries and other Armed Forces, ICC - 2023 received good support from various civil authorities, Municipal Corporations, NGO, fisheries associations, School students, College students, NCC/NSS cadets, Marine Police, Oil Handling Agencies (OHAs) volunteers.

5. 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
11,425
10,296
5,182/div>
(b)
East
5,166
3,465
4,505
(c)
North East
2,475
1,,210
334
(d)
North West
2,663
6,065
3,825
(e)
A & N
3,516
3,318
1,162
                          Total
25,245
24,354
15,008

 

 
 
    
 
North West Region
 
 
 
 
 
North West Region
 
 
 
Andaman & Nicobar Region
 
 
 
Andaman & Nicobar Region
 
 
 
 
Eastern Region
 
 
 
Eastern Region
 
 
 
 
Western Region
 
 
 
 
Western Region
 
 
 
North East Region
 
 
 
 
North East Region
 

 

 

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