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Rakshak Initiative – Odisha

Published on November 12, 2021
Current Context: The government of Odisha has launched the ‘Rakshak’ initiative.
Rakshak Initiative – Odisha
  • The Rakshak is a road safety initiative that aims to train first responders in road accidents.
  • Under the initiative, 30,000 first responders will be trained by 300 master trainers. It will be executed in 30 districts of the state.
  • They will be equipped to administer first aid and pre-hospital trauma care to accident victims within the golden hour.
  • The Commerce and Transport Department in partnership with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the Indian Red Cross Society, Odisha State branch has launched the initiative.
  • The initiative will be conducted in 2 phases. In the 1st phase, 300 master trainers will be trained by experts from the Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC) in ten locations of the state.
  • In the 2nd phase, the 300 master trainers will visit accident-prone areas and will train locals to assist road accident victims.
  • Static Part: 
    • CM of Odisha: Naveen Patnaik
    • Governor of Odisha: Ganeshi Lal


Q.1 Which state/UT launched the ‘Rakshak’ initiative?
a. Odisha
b. Jammu and Kashmir
c. Kerala
d. Gujarat

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