A 3rd year B Tech girl student in Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) has received a unique distinction of having been selected as the 'International Climate Champion-2011' by British Council.

Harshita Mehta, doing Energy and Enviornmental Engineering course, was on the top 17 to get selected as ICC-2011, among 400 competitors from all over India, a TNAU release said here today.

ICC is a youth oriented programme run by Council in partnership with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and the programme is part of Council's global project called 'Climate Generation,' which is delivered through the network of climate champion across the world, it said.

Harshita has taken up a project on waste management in hotels in nearby Udhagamandalam (Ooty) to improve the waste management techniques.

She will be working with a group of champions on a National Action Project related to research and Innovation, which is based on quantifying the impact of climate change on and from Tribal Population in India.

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