Realising that, as a National Institution, the National Museum
of Natural History has an obligation to the entire country in respect of
creating environment awareness and promoting conservation education, it
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RMNH Sawai Madhopur
was decided during the VII Plan to have regional offices in the form of
Regional Museum of Natural His-
tory (RMNH) in different parts of the
country in a phased manner so as to extend the activities of NMNH
regional and state levels.
Accordingly, the first such Regional office was initiated in the 'Southern Region'
in 1995 at Mysore (Kar-
nataka State). The second one was developed for the '
Central Region' in Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) in 1997.The third Regional Museum
in the 'Eastern Region' of the country was established in Bhubaneswar
(Orissa) and operationalised in 2004. The fourth Regional office was established in “Western
Region” in Sawai Madhopur in 2008 and it is expected to be operational
shortly. A fifth Regional office in “North-Eastern Region” is expected to
be established soon in Gangtok (Sikkim).
Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony of Rajiv Gandhi Regional Museum of Natural History
Sawai Madhopur,Rajasthan was done by:Shri.M.Hamid Ansari Hon'ble Vice
President of India on Date:23rd December 2007
The Rajiv Gandhi Regional Museum of Natural History,Sawai Madhopur is conceived to be a nonformal center for
environmental education and creation of public awareness on conservation of nature and natural resources.The
museum proposes to undertake the task of communication and creating public awareness through the potential medium of
exhibits and educational activities.It would provide an understanding of the diversity of life on earth,the
factors responsible for their well being,man's dependence upon nature and the necessity to maintain our ecological
heritage free from damage and destruction to ensure sustainable development,with special emphasis on the
Western Arid region of India.