Development Alternatives Digest
April 2022


TARA Akshar+ wins 2022 Commonwealth Award

TARA Akshar+ won the award for 'Rethinking Education for Sustainability' in a virtual ceremony on 28 April, 2022. The programme has been praised for showing excellence in promoting numeracy and functional literacy among rural and peri-urban women in India.

Get in touch with: Jyoti Sharma

Dr. Ashok Khosla gets Lifetime Achivement Award

Dr. Ashok Khosla, Chairman, Development Alternatives was awarded at a global MSME Conference held in New Delhi from 25 to 27 April 2022. He also delivered a keynote address at the conference, which facilitated dialogue between the actors contributing to the MSME sector focusing on resource efficiency. Read More...
Get in touch with: Dhruv Joshi

Nat Geo Felicitates Varsha Raikwar as 'Changemaker'

Varsha, an RJ with Radio Bundelkhand, was felicitated as part of the National Geographic's 'One for Change' campaign on 19 April, 2022. The campaign comprises 10 short films, featuring 10 planet champions, including Varsha.

Get in touch with: Aayush Saigal

LC3 Technology to Decarbonise Indian Cement Sector

TARA participated in the "Workshop on Accelerating Decarbonisation for India's Cement Sector" on 11 April 2022 in New Delhi. The workshop aimed to form decarbonisation pathways for hard-to-abate sectors and engage actors across the sectoral value chain. Read More...
Get in touch with: Bharti Jasrotia

Webinar: A Dialogue on Greening Finance at sub-national level

Dr. Shatabdi Datta, DA presented "Scope for Achieving Climate Resilience through Alternative Financing Mechanisms: The Case of Bihar" at the webinar jointly organised by AFD, Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation, and SIDBI on 4 April 2022.

Get in touch with: Dr. Satabdi Datta

Acceleration of medium-large scale enterprises under Work4Progress (W4P) Acceleration Phase

A survey for loan assessment needs of larger enterprises under Work4Progress India (W4P) was conducted in Mirzapur and Bhadohi, eastern Uttar Pradesh in April, 2022. It was done to assess the needs of entrepreneurs and their ability to repay their loans.

Get in touch with: Shivankar Mohan

Transference Sessions Held Under Acceleration Phase of Work4Progress India

The sessions were conducted with Transforming Rural India Foundation and PRADAN on 4 and 5 April, 2022 and 8 April, 2022, respectively, to build the partners’ capacity through Work4Progress tools and systemic prototypes.

Get in touch with: Roopali Gupta

Documenting Impact Stories of Entrepreneurs in Eastern Uttar Pradesh

As part of the Work4Progress programme, DA team visited eastern Uttar Pradesh from 11 to 13 April, 2022 to record 15 impactful stories of entrepreneurs. Such stories are recorded to inspire and enable local communities to understand the power of entrepreneurship Read More...
Get in touch with: Aparajita A. Mathew

Visit to IMEDF-SFURTI clusters in Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh

Indian Micro Enterprises Development Foundation (IMEDF) team visited two artisan clusters in Roorkee and Muzaffarnagar on 13 April, 2022 to review their functioning and interact with the artisans who majorly belong to minority communities. Read More...
Get in touch with: Rashika Sharma


Upscaling the Application Of Low Carbon and Resource Efficient Technologies in India

This report is a comparative regional analysis of case studies of low carbon construction material and technologies which were selected for each selected country. Each case study was looked at through the economic, technological and policy frame, as to define the critical elements for promoting low carbon development pathways in the construction sector.

Environmental and Resource assessment for uptake of LC3 in India's cement mix

This report attempts to analyse the sustainable potential of LC3 technology in India, makes known its economic and environmental benefits and talks of how it is contributing in the construction of the Low Carbon Pathways (LCPs) roadmap.

Market Study on Construction and Demolition Waste Utilisation in Ahmedabad

This report provides an analysis and evaluation of the Construction and Demolition (C&D) waste management scenario in Ahmedabad, and proposes suitable strategies to enhance the processing and utilisation of C&D waste.


Greening India's Growth through Alternative Technologies

India, among the fastest economies, is slated to become the second largest by 2050. The future economic growth also poses the challenge of the availability of natural resources and of pursuing development without degrading the environment. Dr. Soumen Maity highlights four recently developed technologies that can provide an example to enterprises in defining eco-friendly ways of doing business and increasing the life of natural materials.


Eco-Kiln Technology in Malawi

This video gives an overview of the Eco-Kiln technology. It is a cleaner technology to manufacture bricks. Development Alternatives has been instrumental in introducing this technology in Malawi, Africa. With the potential to cut 30% carbon emissions and save up to 50% natural resources, the technology offers a lot of scope to successfully combine economic progress and sustained development.

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