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Launch of Swachhta Saarthi Fellowship 

  • IASbaba
  • March 3, 2021
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Launch of Swachhta Saarthi Fellowship 

Part of: GS Prelims and GS – II – Governance 

In news

  • Swachhta Saarthi Fellowship was Recently launched. 
  • Launched by: The Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India under its “Waste to Wealth” Mission 

Key takeaways 

  • Aim: To recognize students, community workers/self-help groups, and municipal/sanitary workers who are engaged in tackling the enormous challenge of waste management, scientifically and sustainably.
  • 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 three categories of awards under the fellowships are as below:
  • 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
  • Category-C – Open to Citizens working in the community and through SHGs, municipal or sanitary workers working beyond specifications of their job requirement
  • Up to 500 fellows will be recognised under the fellowship.

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