Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has planned a fellowship programme to harness the talent and passion of young professionals in transforming rural Maharashtra.
The beneficiaries of Chief Minister’s Rural Development Fellowship Programme 2016 will have an opportunity to use their knowledge and skills to reform and empower villages towards self-sustainable development, a statement from Chief Minister’s office said.
Any graduate aged between 20-30 years as on January 1, 2017 from a recognised university/institute is eligible for this fellowship programme. The fellowship is for a 12-month period with a monthly stipend of Rs. 30,000.
The fellowship is under the umbrella of the recently launched Village Social Transformation Mission, the state’s flagship rural development project.
The Mission is a collaborative effort between the government and the top business corporates in India. Its aim is sustainable development of 1,000 villages in the state by providing infrastructure as well as ensuring quality last mile service delivery, the statement added.