‘Waste to Wealth’ fellowships

Waste to Wealth Mission is one of the nine national missions of the Prime Minister’s Science, Technology, and Innovation Advisory Council (PM-STIAC). Principal Scientific Adviser K. VijayRaghavan, has announced the launch the “Swachhta Saarthi Fellowship” to recognize students, community workers/self-help groups, and municipal/sanitary workers engaged in tackling the enormous challenge of waste management, scientifically and sustainably.

The fellowship is to empower young innovators engaged in community work of waste management/awareness campaigns/waste surveys/studies, etc. as Swachhta Saarthis and implement actions to reduce waste for a greener planet in cities and rural areas. It will target the very grassroots of community participation and recognise efforts made by citizens to make India a zero-waste nation, he said.

Three categories of awards under the fellowships are — Category-A – Open to School students from 9th to 12th standards engaged in waste management community work; Category-B – Open to College students (UG, PG, Research students engaged in waste management community work and Category-C – Open to Citizens working in the community and through SHGs, municipal or sanitary workers working beyond specifications of their job requirement/descriptions.

Last date for applying to the fellowship is March 19 and up to 500 fellows will be recognised under the fellowship. Details and application link is available at: https://www.wastetowealth.gov.in/fellowship. For more information, contact Swapan.mehra@investindia.org.in and Malyaj.varmani@investindia.org.in

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