The Mahabalipuram Beach has been chosen to develop, as per the principles of Blue Flag Beach Programme in Tamil Nadu, as a pilot project. The main focus of Blue Flag Beach programme is to attract the domestic and international tourists besides sustainably manage beach spaces & conservation of natural resources. The District Collector of Kancheepuram has nominated the Department of Town Panchayats, Kancheepuram as an executing agency to implement the Blue Flag Beach Programme at Mahabalipuram. Beach management Committee (BMC) under the Chairmanship of the District Collector has been constituted to monitor and supervise the activities to be implemented under the Blue Flag Beach programme. The proposal will be implemented with the financial assistance from the MoEF&CC, GoI.