As part of the Puneet Sagar Abhiyaan, the Eastern Naval Command has dedicated one day in every month towards undertaking coastal cleanup activities, including rivers/ lakes. The Coastal Cleanup was conducted at Visakhapatnam by various units of Eastern Naval Command at Yerada Beach, RK Beach, Kalinga Beach, Gangavaram Beach, Meghadripeta River Channel, Sea front and Harbour waters in the premises of Naval Dockyard Vizag and at Hope Island, Kakinada on 21 Jan 23.
The aim of this exercise is to create awareness amongst community regarding plastic usage it’s impact on the Oceans, rivers and water bodies. More than 500 personnel including service and defence civilians of Eastern Naval Command, School children and locals undertook cleanup drives.
Approximately 400 Kg of non-biodegradable waste material which included plastic bottles, wrappers, thermocol, glass pieces, etc, were collected from these sites and disposed safely.