The Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India under its “Waste to Wealth” Mission has announced the “Swachhta Saarthi Fellowship 2022. Its aim is to empower young innovators who are engaged in community work of waste management as Swachhta Saarthis and implement actions to reduce waste for a greener planet.
The Waste to Wealth Mission is one of the nine national missions of the Prime Minister’s Science, Technology, and Innovation Advisory Council (PM-STIAC). The applications for 2022 cohort is now open for submission and upto 500 fellows will be recognised under the fellowship. The last date for applying to the fellowship is 4th of April.
The aim through 2022 cohort is to further empower and recognize the efforts of more young innovators engaged in community work of waste management and form a wide network of waste warriors on ground as Swachhta Saarthis. This fellowship will empower interested students and citizens to continuously engage in their attempts to reduce waste in cities and rural areas.
The Swachhta Saarthi Fellowship was launched in 2021 to recognize students, community workers,self-help groups, and municipal and sanitary workers who are engaged in tackling the enormous challenge of waste management.