India’s contribution to the world oceans is a staggering 60 per cent. Its impact is deadly on marine eco-diversity. In line with the countrywide campaign of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan or Clean India Mission, YCCI hosted a Swachata Drive on 4th November 2017 at Chidiyataru, A & N Islands. The event was felicitated in the presence of honourable Shri. Naresh Chandra Lal (Padmashree awardee, Patron and Brand Ambassador) and Ms.Rupal Patel & Mr Radha Krishna Dutt ( Star Plus Channel).
Ten dedicated teams of volunteers removed nearly 100 kilos of garbage from a 50 km stretch which was later handed over to the Port Blair Municipal Council (PBMC) for disposal. The time was selected during low tide so as to have the maximum area of beach available for cleaning. In order to spread awareness and sensitize the issue, volunteers urged the locals and tourists to maintain cleanliness levels in beaches of Andaman And Nicobar through banners and placards.