Mangaluru, Sept 18, 2021: Coast Guard Karnataka conducted International Coastal Cleanup (ICC)-2021 at Panambur Beach today.
About 120 volunteers from Coast Guard, Coastal Security Police, New Mangalore Port Trust, Central Industrial Security Force, Customs & Central Excise participated in this drive held from 8 am to 10.30 am. Mangaluru City Corporation Commissioner Akshy Sridhar was the Chief Guest.
The participants removed plastic waste and non-biodegradable materials littered at Panambur and Tannirbavi beach. The cleanliness drive has created awareness amongst people.
The event was supported by MRPL, Dakshina Kannada Milk Producers Union, and the State Bank of India.
The International Coastal Cleanup is the world’s largest one-day volunteer effort to clean up the marine environment under the aegis of the UN. All over the world, on the 3rd Saturday of September, the volunteers from various organizations come together at local beaches to show their commitment to clean beaches and waterways.
Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has been coordinating International Coastal Cleanup Day in India.
The coastal cleanup is conducted under the direction of the United National Environment Programme (UNEP) and South Asian Cooperative Environment Programme (SACEP) in the South Asian Region.