Coastal clean-up drive held on Fort Kochi beach

The Indian Coast Guard conducted a coastal clean-up drive on Fort Kochi beach on Saturday.

Around 600 volunteers from the Indian Coast Guard, Coastal Police, Customs, Cochin Port Trust, Central Industrial Security Force, Municipal Corporation, NCC cadets, teachers, and students participated in the drive, which was inaugurated by M. Beena, chairperson, Cochin Port Trust.

Speaking on the occasion, the Commander, Coast Guard District (Kerala and Mahe), Deputy Inspector General Sanatan Jena stressed the need to make Kerala plastic-free.

Coastal Cleanup Day

The drive was conducted to mark International Coastal Cleanup Day, which the Indian Coast Guard observes across all coastal States and Union Territories. It was organised under the aegis of the United Nations Environment Programme and the South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme to clean garbage-littered beaches in the South Asian region.

Besides Ernakulam, the drive was organised in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Thrissur, Kannur, and Kozhikode.

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