The two hour
long underwater clean up operations first of its kind to be conducted in Indian
waters was done in collaboration with an NGO on June fifth. Under water debris
clean up is a regular phenomena in popular public beaches around the world to
raise awareness as eighty per cent of marine trash comes from Land based
sources particularly fishermen.
This is the
first time that the efforts were made in Indian waters for underwater clean-up
to remove sunken debris nets and other items to promote world environment day.
The coastguard conducted the operations along the Kovalam beach south of
Chennai along with the NGP Ms Dive India
Environment Day is being observed on 5th June 2019 to raise awareness about
importance of healthy and green environment in human lives. The Indian Coast Guard being nodal agency for
oil spill response in maritime zones of India has a mandate for protection of
Coast Guard units under Eastern Region are conducting various awareness
campaigns, special coastal clean-up and extensive plantation drives as part of