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Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra

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Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra:


Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra was inaugurated recently.

What is it?

A tribute to Mahatma Gandhi, the Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra (RSK) was first announced by the Prime Minister on 10th April 2017, on the occasion of the centenary celebrations of Gandhiji’s Champaran Satyagraha.

  • It is an interactive experience centre on the Swachh Bharat Mission.
  • The installations at RSK will include audio visual immersive shows, interactive LED panels, hologram boxes, interactive games etc.

Roles and functions of RSK:

  1. It will introduce future generations to its successful journey as the world’s largest behaviour change campaign.
  2. It will showcase the core elements of the mission and anecdotes on the journey of the country from Satyagraha to Swachchagrah.
  3. It will impart information, awareness and education on Swachhata (sanitation) and related aspects.


Prelims Link:

  1. About Swachh Bharat Mission and its objectives.
  2. Targets achieved under SBM- Urban.
  3. About Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra.
  4. ODF status of various states and UTs.

Mains Link:

Discuss the objectives and significance of Swachh Bharat Mission.

Sources: pib.