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Big ambitions: A small Indian state takes on the Global Goals


What happens when a small Indian state bases their development planning on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) principles? Tarang Singh of Development Alternatives, GEC's green economy dialogue lead in India, reports on how global goals are being shaped by local voices.

Workshop on Solid Waste Management in Haridwar, Uttarakhand


The International workshop on 'Resource and Climate Protection through integrated waste management projects in India', was conducted on 23rd March as a part of the project commissioned by the UBA and ifeu. Development Alternatives is implementing the project in three cities in India: Bangalore, Haridwar and Bhopal. The workshop aimed to bring the different stakeholders of Haridwar to a common platform and to discuss the research findings as well as share the possible optimisation scenarios for waste management that has been developed by the research team.

New Economy Paradigm to Achieve SDGs


What are the different approaches that can be followed to move on the path of sustainable development? How do these approaches differ from each other? What approach should India choose to design a 15-year perspective plan for sustainable development? In this Blog, Ms. Zeenat Niazi, Vice President, Development Alternatives Group answers these questions and throws light on the principles that should be followed while formulating the Indian approach.

Creating access to safe water through women-led delivery models


This blog explores how TARA, a social enterprise of the Development Alternatives Group builds the capacity of rural communities and provides them with job opportunities

Awareness Programme at Jhansi on World Water Day


Awareness workshop on Water Conservation and Hygiene was organised on 22nd March, 2017 in Ambabai village of Jhansi. Awareness among members of Self Help Groups took place. Topic related to water conservation, safe water, healthy habits were covered during the workshop. Sarpanch and members of the Panchayat were also present.

Why linking rivers will not save Bundelkhand


Even as Bundelkhand shrivels under the onslaught of a prolonged drought, the government is going ahead with a grand scheme to link two major rivers at this southern edge of the Ganga basin. Retaining rainwater through ponds, check dams and farm embankments is what is needed in the drouhgt-hit region.

People’s ideas: Mainstreaming innovation at the grassroots


Over 350 participants from across India representing 105 NGOs discussed 20 years of Small Grants Programme (SGP) in India, and 25 years globally, on first day of the three-day Pan-India SGP Meet at Centre for Environment Education (CEE) in Ahmedabad. The conference has been organized on the theme 'Mainstreaming Grassroots Innovations.

Phoenix rising


When broken down boulders and rubble waste sit by the roadside or at a demolition site for months on end, as they do in most of our cities, rarely does the thought arise where does it all go from here? The unfortunate answer is that this material, made up of sand, gravel, bricks and cement generated during demolition and construction of housing and infrastructure exercises, mostly lands up in all the wrong places. It roughly constitutes a third of the total municipal solid waste.

To change India, we need a State-NGO collaboration


Election time once again raises the question of power. So many promises are being made but the winners will prove powerless to fulfill most of them. When I visited Assam recently, I saw that governments would do better if they shared power.

Radio, lifeline of common man


After a long period in oblivion and almost a decade after it was opened to private players, radio has regained its place in the lives of common man. Radio has created a place in the urban community as well, as an increasing number of people have now switched over to radio for their daily dose of entertainment. In Bundelkhand, there are for radio stations, of which Radio Bundelkhand was the first to be started in 2008 by Development Alternatives.

Workshop on Roadmap Towards Accelerated Adoption of Fly ash...


The brick sector of Bihar is presently dominated by highly resource and energy intensive conventional technologies like Fixed Chimney Kilns (FCKs). The usage of fly ash for the production of bricks presents a lucrative opportunity to reduce the negative environmental impacts of clay brickmaking, while also mitigating the land used in the disposal of fly ash, which is produced during coal burning at power plants. Development Alternatives and Shakthi Sustainable Energy Foundation under the supervision of Bihar State Pollution Control Board organised a day long stakeholder’s workshop on Roadmap Towards Accelerated Adoption of Fly Ash Brick Industry in Bihar on the 23rd of November 2016 at Hotel Pataliputra Ashok, Patna

‘What is relevant for India is what is relevant for the poorest’...


The annual sustainability event organised by global think tank - Development Alternatives concluded recently with policy makers and experts emphasising that equity, inclusion and governance is very important to achieve SDGs. The three-day sustainability event, TARAgram Yatra (TGY) was organised from September 20 - 22, with thematic yatras and consultations in New Delhi, Madhya Pradesh and Telangana

3- day sustainability event ends in New Delhi


The annual sustainability event organised by global think tank – Development Alternatives concluded recently with policy makers and experts emphasizing that equity, inclusion and governance is very important to achieve SDGs

TARAgram Yatra 2016 concludes with emphasis on equity, inclusion...


The annual sustainability event organised by global think tank – Development Alternatives concluded today with policy makers and experts emphasising that equity, inclusion and governance is very important to achieve SDGs

Eco-friendly cement showcased at Marrakech Climate Change Conference


Experts from Development Alternatives (DA) and IITs shared the potential of LC3 cement promoting sustainable development at the ongoing Marrakech Climate Change Conference recently.

Low Carbon Cement for Sustainable development of Emerging Economies


World cement production is projected to be around 6 billion tons in 2050. Currently emerging economies are the leading producers and emitters of CO2 in the world from cement production. Production of cement also consumes natural resources in bulk quantities.



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