Swachhta Saarthi Fellowship 2022

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EligibilityClass 9 to 12 and UG, PG and Research students
AwardVariable awards

About the Program


Last Updated On : 19-04-2022   Posted By : Rajnika

Swachhta Saarthi Fellowship 2022 is an initiative by the Government of India for Class 9 to 12 and UG, PG and Research students. The fellowship is an initiative to empower young innovators who are 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. This fellowship is aimed to empower citizens to continuously engage in their attempts to reduce waste in cities and rural areas. The selected candidates will receive variable awards.

  • Swachhta Saarthi Fellowship 2022

    To be eligible, an applicant must - 

    • Category-A: 
      • Be studying in class 9th to 12th standards (Note - The applicants should give credentials of their teacher/guardian who will ensure submission of monthly, half-yearly and yearly progress reports.)
    • Category-B:
      • Be a student from UG & PG colleges, Universities/Institutions and Research students/scholars
    • Category-C:
      • Be an individual Community Worker/Self Help Groups (SHGs)  – (a maximum of two applications can be submitted by one SHG) and Sanitation workers

    The selected candidates will receive awards in the following way - 

    • Category A: An amount of INR 500 per month for a period of 1 year subject to continued monthly participation and reporting.
    • Category B: An amount of INR 1,000 per month for a period of 1 year subject to continued monthly participation and reporting
    • Category C: An amount of INR 2,000 per month for a period of 1 year subject to continued monthly participation and reporting


    Other Benefits - 

    • The best performing fellow in each category will be recognised as the Swachta Saarthi of the month.
    • At end of the year, 10 best innovative projects/initiatives/demo model/prototypes/reports will gain recognition under the programme.
    • Identity card as a proof of being a student (.pdf/.png/.jpg/.jpeg format)
    How can you apply?

    The eligible candidate can apply for the post by using the below-mentioned steps - 
    Step 1: Click on the "Apply Now" button and read the details.
    Step 2: Navigate to the 'Apply Now' button.
    Step 3: Select the category to access the application form.
    Step 4: Fill in the required details, upload the documents and submit.

Important Dates

Start Date and Time - 4th February 2022, 2:00 PM
Closing of Application - 4th May 2022, 11:59 PM
Announcement of Result - 4th June 2022, 2:00 PM

Selection Criteria

The candidates will be selected based on the following criteria - 

  • Relevance of the work already done by the applicants
  • Innovative solutions implemented in their activities
  • Practicality for replication of the activities undertaken
  • Engagement of the peers/community
  • Proposed action plan for a year
  • Expected outcome and impact

This scholarship is closed for further applications. It is expected to be launched by February, 2023. You can follow this scholarship for further updates.

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