Jaipur: If you have an idea on how to dispose of garbage or reduce waste, you can open a start-up in Rajasthan and get an assistance of up to Rs 25 lakh from the state pollution control board.
Rajasthan Pollution Control Board on Monday launched a scheme under the start-up policy of the state and the central government. The board will provide monetary assistance to those start-ups which can help reduce waste.
The applicants who have innovative ideas in this niche will need to apply with the state government’s start-up cell. They would also need to provide technical details and other information related to their idea and convince the government that their start-up will help reduce waste.
If the board likes your idea, you can get an assistance of up to Rs 25 lakh from the state government.
The state government had sanctioned Rs 5 crore for the board to provide financial assistance to such start-ups in the last state budget.
Senior board officials said that the policy will encourage youths to come up with innovative ideas about waste reduce management. It will help the government keep cities clean and protect environment.
The pollution control board also plans to open an institute in collaboration with Institute of Leadership Management and Skill Development situated in the city’s Jamdoli area.
“Industries in Rajasthan don’t have skilled employees who can monitor if pollution control standards are being followed at work. We will run courses where we will train people in this area,” said KCA Arun Prasad, member secretary of Rajasthan Pollution Control Board.
The board is also collaborating with IIT Kanpur to carry out ‘air quality assessment’.
Forest and environment minister released the start-up policy on Tuesday and also announced the opening of the institute.