Thursday, November 21, 2019

Dept. of S&T to engage volunteers to raise awareness on Waste Management

Port Blair, Nov 20: The Department of Science and Technology will be engaging interested persons willing to raise awareness about waste management and ill effects of plastic by way of workshops, beach clean ups, and other activities with local people/tourists. This is in line with the Administration's efforts towards making these Islands trash and plastic free.
The selected volunteers will also be given training on the subject of waste management by SWM Consultant, Ms. Garima Poonia. The idea is to engage young minds and passionate people to create solutions for the problem of plastic and trash.
As of now, only 20 seats are available for the first batch of volunteers in South Andaman District. From these, the best and most committed volunteers will be felicitated. Depending on performance, some may also be given the opportunity to apply for empanelment as Para Legal Volunteers with the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), possibly involving a monetary incentive.
The eligibility criteria are minimum age: 18+, education: 10th pass. Interested applicants may visit the official website of Department of Science and Technology for more information. Selection shall be through walk in interviews in the office of SWM Consultant in the Secretariat Complex on Wednesdays and Thursdays, between 3 pm and 4 pm. Applicants have been requested to call on 9531870145 on the same day to fix prior appointment.

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