Swachhta Saarthi Fellowships initiated by the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser.
The Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser of GOI launched the “Swachhta Saarthi Fellowship” to recognize students, community workers/self-help groups and municipal/health workers who are committed to science and sustainably respond to the great challenges of waste management.
This is part of “Waste to Wealth” Mission.
“Waste to Wealth” mission is one of the nine national missions of Prime Minister’s Science, Technology and Innovation Advisory Council (PM-STIAC).
Fellowship is an initiative aimed at empowering young innovators with the capacity of Swachhta Saarthis to engage in community management, waste management/publicity campaigns/waste survey/research and other community work, and take actions to reduce the waste of the green planet.
This fellowship aims to enable interested students and citizens to continue their efforts to reduce waste in urban and rural areas.
Fellowships invite applications from students and community workers who have already done work or currently engaged in waste management activities (including awareness campaigns, surveys and research).
The three categories of awards under the fellowship are as follows:
Category A– Open to school students of 9 to 12 standards participating in waste management community work.
Category B– Open to college students (UG, PG, research students) participating in waste management community work.
Category C– Open to citizens working in the community and through SHG, municipal or health workers who, work beyond their work requirements/descriptions.