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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.

LC3 Cement showcased as one of the 50 solutions to mitigating climate


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.

Leader in the Making


Today’s youth are tomorrow’s leaders. They are the aspirational class of citizens of this great multicultural democracy who harbour innovative ideas and are passionately committed to bringing change. Keonjhar Girl Jyoti Shresth, selected for Youth Citizen Service Leadership Challenge 2015, is an aspiring Social Activist who believes that a social worker’s principal concern is to reach out to people in distress.

Workshop on Climate Change held at the Collector's Assembly hall


District Administration, Datia with the support of Development Alternatives conducted a District Level Training and workshop on Climate Change. The programme was lead by Collector Prakash Jhangre.

Workshop conducted on Climate Change


District Administration, Datia with the support of Development Alternatives conducted a District Level Training and workshop on on Climate Change. The programme was lead by Collector Prakash Jhangre.

Discussions held on the impact of Climate Change


Under the leadership of Prakash Jhangre, District Administration, Datia with the support of Development Alternatives conducted a District Level Training and workshop on on Climate Change.

Workshop conducted on Climate Change


District Administration, Datia with the support of Development Alternatives conducted a District Level Training and workshop on Climate Change. The programme was lead by Collector Prakash Jhangre.



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