Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra

Context: Recently, the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra in New Delhi on the occasion of 78th anniversary of Quit India Movement.

About Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra

  • It is an interactive experience centre on the Swachh Bharat Mission, at the Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti at Rajghat.
  • It was first announced in 2017 as tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of the centenary celebrations of Champaran Satyagraha.

Significance of Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra

  • It has a balanced mix of digital and outdoor installations tracking India’s transformation from having over 50 crore people defecating in the open in 2014 to becoming open defecation free in 2019.
  • It is a tribute of 130 crore Indians towards Mahatma Gandhi’s Swachhagraha.
  • It holds Gandhiji’s ideas of swachhagraha or cleanliness and the immense determination of the Indians dedicated to the same idea into one single place.
  • It is a dynamic experience centre to actively engage with citizens to impart information, awareness, and education around Swachhata.

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