Puri sea beach has been accorded with the prestigious ‘Blue Flag’ certification. It is among the eight beaches in the country to receive the tag.
The certification is accorded by the Foundation for Environment Education, Denmark and has 33 criteria for getting the tag.
The Puri sea beach stretch from Digabareni square to the Mayfair Hotel has been accorded with the ‘Blue Flag’ Flag. The 870m stretch boosts of infrastructure such as public toilets, shower rooms and watch towers. The project has been developed at a cost of Rs 7.88 crore.
Apart from Odisha, the other beaches which have got the tag in India are Shivrajpur in Gujarat, Ghoghla in Diu, Kasarkod and Padubidri in Karnataka, Kappad in Kerala, Rushikonda in Andhra Pradesh and Radhanagar in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.