Puri beach becomes first in Asia to get Blue Flag tag

The Chandrabhaga beach in Puri district in east Indian state of Odisha has become the first in Asia to get the Blue Flag certification. The certification is given by Denmark-based Federation of Environment Education (FEE) to beaches which are environment-friendly, clean and equipped with amenities of international standards for tourists. The beach was given the honour on World Environment Day on Wednesday. It is situated 30 km from the city of Puri.