The MK Stalin-led Tamil Nadu government will spend Rs 100 crore in the next five-years to beautify the beaches to get the blue flag certificate.
A ‘Green Champion’ award with a cash prize of Rs 1 crore will be started for individuals and institutions engaged in environment protection, the minister added.
Making an announcemnt in the state Assembly, Siva V. Meyyanathan, state Minister for Environment, Climate Change said the beautification of the Kovalam beach at an outlay of Rs 10 crore to qualify for a blue flag certificate is currently being done.
During the fiscal year 2021-22, two beaches in the state will be cleaned and beautified at an outlay of Rs 20 crore, he added.
Similarly, over a period of five years a sum of Rs 100 crore will be spent to clean and beautify several beaches in the state.