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Five Hundred Kilos of Trash Recovered From Kovalam Beach Near Chennai During Under Water Clean-Up By Indian Coast Guard

The Chennai based Coast Guard under took for the first time under-water clean up to remove sunken debris nets off the Kovalam beach along the East coast road leading to Puducherry and removed five hundred kilograms of trash.
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
World 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 marine environment. 
All Coast Guard units under Eastern Region are conducting various awareness campaigns, special coastal clean-up and extensive plantation drives as part of Environment Day.

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